Best Practices: Defined Terms & Cross Reference Checks

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Best Practices: Defined Terms & Cross Reference Checks

Postby North » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:18 am

This might be a decent idea for a series of threads on how to reduce the learning curve on common junior associate assignments. Let's see if it works.

ITT share your best practices for doing a good job on defined term/cross reference checks.

I will compile into the OP if folks contribute.


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Re: Best Practices: Defined Terms & Cross Reference Checks

Postby WalnutSurprise » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:36 pm

1. Find & replace all capital letters (you have to do this manually with each letter) and replace with same capital letter, but highlighted.
2. Find all defined terms (again, have to do this manually, but copy & paste is your friend) and replace with same defined terms but NON-highlighted/no formatting. If Word tells you it found only 1 instance to be replaced, then the defined term wasn't used. Use your brain for suffixes.
3. Scroll through the rest of the document and if you see a highlighted word, then it wasn't defined or you didn't use your brain well enough for suffixes.

Cross reference checks: just do a similar process but highlight all things like "Section" "Exhibit" "Schedule" etc. Open up a locally saved copy so you don't lose your place when looking up the reference. This will take longer than def terms because you have to use your brain to make sure the cross reference actually makes sense, but it's still not that hard.

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Re: Best Practices: Defined Terms & Cross Reference Checks

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:49 pm

AI does it for me.

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