Nuance® Dragon® Legal Group Version 15.0

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Nuance® Dragon® Legal Group Version 15.0

Dragon Legal Group Document Productivity Solution for Law Firm 

Streamline legal documentation and improve client service and costs.

Speed legal documentation turnaround times, eliminate transcription bottlenecks, and free support staff to focus on high-value, billable tasks with Dragon Legal Group, the enterprise-ready speech recognition solution for law firms or legal departments.

Put your voice to work practice-wide

Dragon Legal Group’s specialized legal language model is designed for terminology used in the industry. Made more accurate by a built-in legal vocabulary trained using more than 400 million words from legal documents, it delivers optimal recognition accuracy for dictation of legal terms right from the start. To further increase accuracy, legal professionals can create, import and share custom word lists relevant to clients and areas of specialty. Dragon Legal Group also enables automatic formatting of legal citations and easy correction to speed document turnaround and free support staff to focus on higher value tasks.

Let Dragon work for you


Get legal documents done faster

Built with a specialized legal vocabulary, streamline client and case documentation and improve productivity across the entire practice.

Reduce transcription costs

Dictate and transcribe audio files, pre-recorded recordings or podcast from a single speaker, or batch files of audio recordings.

Centrally manage across the entire practice

Easily manage user accounts and profiles, administrative settings, and custom commands practice-wide.


Dragon Legal Group enterprise-ready speech recognition software with legal-specific language model is designed specifically for the legal industry. It enables fast, accurate dictation with robust customization features to improve documentation productivity for multiple users within a legal organization— whether they’re in the office or on the road. Attorneys and other legal professionals can lower transcription costs and reduce dependence on support staff, ultimately enabling them to spend more time with clients and increase billable hours. This powerful solution, which provides support for Citrix virtualized environments, and can be centrally administered with usage tracking and license management through the Nuance® Management Center, helps legal corporations work smarter and more efficiently for bottom-line results.

Legal-specific language model

Dragon Legal Group is trained using more than 400 million words from legal documents—that delivers optimal, recognition accuracy for dictation of legal terms right from the start. To further increase accuracy, you can create, import and share custom word lists that are relevant to your clients and areas of specialty. Dragon also enables you to format legal citations automatically and leverage third-party correction features to speed document turnaround and free support staff to focus on higher value tasks.

Fast, easy deployment, customization and management

Dragon Legal Group, along with Nuance Management Center, enables administration across multiple Dragon users to save time and reduce support needs. The enterprise-ready solution makes it easy for IT administrators in legal organizations to:

  • Customize the installation and deployment to multiple computers

  • Manage and maintain (modify, repair, upgrade, remove) Dragon and all associated user profiles and configurations

You can deploy Dragon to multiple desktops using the built-in Windows Installer (MSI) with customized options. Because all Dragon Legal custom commands and vocabularies can be shared, it’s fast and easy to push out customization updates as needed.The solution’s centralized administration features allow you to track which employees have created user profiles and control where they are stored to facilitate license management compliance. With control over all user configurations, you can more efficiently schedule maintenance tasks, such as tuning using the Acoustic and Language Model Optimizer.

Central administration of Dragon Legal Group

The Nuance Management Center (available separately) provides central user administration capabilities that allow legal corporations to easily enable and manage Dragon Legal Group deployments. It helps legal businesses use licenses more efficiently, better meet requirements for reporting accuracy, and centrally manage their Dragon deployments to save time and reduce operating costs.For legal organizations, the Nuance Management Center can easily manage both Dragon Professional Group and Dragon Legal Group licenses, depending on the individual users’ needs. An administrator for example, can easily assign or switch a license via a license key, saving time by centrally managing both product deployments as needed.

Support for published applications in Citrix® virtualized environments

Dragon Legal Group supports installation on Citrix XenApp® or Citrix XenDesktop® servers, enabling users to dictate from workstations that do not have Dragon installed. In this configuration, the Dragon application is only installed on the same Citrix server as the target application that will be used for dictation, such as Microsoft® Word or a records management system. By installing Dragon on a Citrix server computer, you can have Dragon rely on the Citrix server for all processing activities. Furthermore, deploying Dragon on a Citrix XenApp or Citrix XenDesktop server provides Dragon users with Full Text Control, for supported applications running on that same Citrix server.

Share customizations with Dragon Anywhere Group

Dragon Anywhere Group is an enterprise-ready, professional-grade, cloud based dictation solution for busy legal professionals who want to work faster and smarter using their mobile device. Dragon Anywhere Group lets you customize words and create boilerplate text or commands to dictate and edit documents of any length by voice—quickly and accurately—directly on your iOS or Android device. Your documents can be shared and customizations synced up with Dragon Legal Group, so you can continue your work seamlessly wherever you go. Easily enable and maintain Dragon

Anywhere Group for multiple legal professionals in your organization, including centrally managing subscriptions, tracking usage, and automatically sharing customizations. By being more productive on the road, you and your employees can focus more time on clients.

Drive productivity with custom commands

Dragon Legal Group makes it easy for organizations to create custom commands to automate repetitive or manual processes, integrate them into existing workflows, and share them across the user community. Because these custom commands can be distributed to multiple users, employees are able to use them for immediate productivity gains instead of having to create them on their own.

Dragon Legal Group offers many options for creating custom commands to meet your workflow needs:

  • Open-ended custom commands: Dragon Legal Group allows for custom command types that support open-ended dictation, letting you to end the command’s name with any word or phrase in Dragon’s vocabulary, as opposed to a word or phrase from a defined list of command variables.  This enables users to have, for instance, commands that search for given words within their company’s intranet (similar to the built-in search commands such as “search Wikipedia for…”).

  • Dragon templates: Filling out forms and files that have fields can be a challenge, but Dragon Legal Group makes it easy to complete the task using your voice. With the ability to add variable fields to a template in any text document, Dragon Legal Group speeds and simplifies the process of filling in commonly used forms. You just have to say “next field” to navigate to each form field.

  • Macro Recorder: Use Dragon’s Macro Recorder to record your keystrokes and mouse-clicks, and then save the series of actions under a single voice command. This is a great feature for instantly executing commonly-used tasks that would normally require a series of multiple commands or hand actions.

  • Step-by-Step commands: The Step-by-Step option in Dragon’s command-creation wizard lets you automate a series of actions (such as launching applications or invoking certain application features). This feature makes it easy to automate an action or series of actions with a single voice command, even if you’re not a programmer.

  • Advanced scripting: Those with some programming knowledge can use Dragon’s VBA-like advanced scripting to voice-enable specific custom functions on the computer in order to better integrate with your existing applications and workflows.

Increase dictation accuracy with custom vocabularies

Even within a legal organization, different employees may use different vocabulary on the job. For example, attorneys would have a need to use legal vocabulary and automatically format legal citations in preparing their case notes. Other employees in a legal organization or in an organization with a corporate legal department such as in HR or accounting, may not need to frequently use a legal vocabulary, but have other custom terminology needs.

Dragon Legal Group lets you add custom words with any preferred formatting properties directly to the vocabulary so the software accurately types your dictation the way you want it to appear. You can import and export these vocabularies as needed—in formats such as XML—for easy sharing of customizations across specific user groups, departments, or the entire organization. Multiple vocabularies can be created, and managed by administrators to meet employee requests.

Enhance productivity for on-the-go employees

With roaming profiles and preferences stored and synchronized in a central network location, users can dictate from different computers on the network without having to create and train new profiles and preferences at each location. Users can even continue to use Dragon even if the network is unavailable. If https roaming is configured, the administrator can manage security by setting up username and password authorization for specific user profiles.

Dragon Legal Group supports remote use on a computer running Windows Server® 2012 or Window Server 2008 R2. With Microsoft’s free Remote Desktop connection software (formerly called Terminal Services Client), users can utilize Dragon from a local Windows® computer on which Dragon itself is not installed.

Easy batch processing and post-editing of transcriptions

With Dragon Legal Group, you can automatically transcribe into a selected directory with a specified profile and the audio portion of your dictation can be embedded in the document through the AFTA (Auto Transcribe Folder Agent) process. Storing the audio file with the automatically transcribed documents saves time and simplifies editing by the user or a third party.

You can even include “voice notations”—spoken instructions for third-party editors that you don’t want transcribed—in Microsoft Word.

Dragon Legal Group offers the ability to accurately transcribe another single speaker’s voice from pre-recorded audio files or from podcasts without having to create and train a profile using a recording of that single speaker reading pre-selected text. To transcribe an audio file, Dragon checks if your profile needs a transcription source created and will lead you through a training process. If your audio recording is of a different speaker, you must create a new profile. Only a 90 second audio clip of that speaker (instead of the speaker personally present to read a passage) is required for training.m4a format is now supported (in addition to .wav, .wma, .mp3, .dss and .ds2).

Nuance PowerMic support

Dragon Legal Group supports Nuance PowerMic. PowerMic is a robust, ergonomic handheld microphone featuring simplified, thumb-control operation (for dictating, editing, navigating, and reviewing documents using speech recognition), programmable buttons and integrated mouse functionality. It is ideal for legal professionals who are looking for new levels of dictation speed, ease-of-use and productivity.

Meet accessibility and reporting requirements

With all its shared customization capabilities, Dragon Legal Group can be easily adapted as needed to meet stringent compliance requirements for accessibility or industry reporting.

Save with enhanced volume licensing program

The Nuance Open License Program (OLP) is a convenient, and now even easier to use volume purchasing program designed to help enterprise customers maximize their savings potential. This licensing program is only available for Dragon Group editions.

The OLP allows companies to license software for use rather than purchasing “boxed” products. A company can use single electronic download and single serial number for faster installation.

This tiered purchasing program offers numerous benefits:

  • Reduced costs to organizations when purchasing volume licenses, upgrade assurance, and technical support

  • Simplified purchasing with no contract required

  • Discount tiers based on cumulative purchases, allowing organizations to accumulate purchases to move up in discount tiers. Legal organizations can accumulate purchases of either Dragon Legal Group or Dragon Professional Group.

  • Program policies that are easy to understand and administer

  • No commitment beyond the first purchase

Stay up-to-date and running smoothly the way you need

If you have limited IT resources, need to support specific workflow requirements, or just want to get up and running quickly with customizations, deployment and training, we have you covered. Nuance offers complete

Professional Services tailored to your needs that can help you start realizing significant documentation productivity gains from Dragon for accelerated return on investment.

Nuance also offers maintenance and support programs that allow you to:

  • Stay up to date with the latest version of Dragon, including major and minor releases with all related enhancements

  • Resolve issues quickly and maximize user productivity with access to Dragon resources and customer support

Professional service and maintenance and support programs are only available with Dragon Legal Group and Dragon Professional Group.


Improve practice productivity

Create and manage legal documentation with ease

Built with a specialized legal vocabulary, Dragon Legal Group enables fast,
efficient and accurate dictation of documentation in the office or even while
visiting clients. Robust transcription and powerful customizations can be easily
shared and deployed across a practice or legal department.


Enjoy accurate recognition of legal terms.

Dragon Legal Groups' specialized legal vocabulary means professionals can dictate contracts, briefs, or format legal citations and other legal documentation, 3 times faster than typing, with up to 99% accuracy right from the first use.


Leverage Nuance Deep Learning technology.

With a next-generation speech engine powered by Nuance Deep Learning technology, Dragon achieves high recognition accuracy while dictating, even for users with accents or those working in open office or mobile environments; making it ideal for diverse work groups and settings.

Eliminate or reduce transcription time and costs.

Reduce dependencies on outsourced transcription services, or reallocate support staff to more high-value tasks. Using Dragon, transcribe recorded notes or voice files of another single speaker into text quickly and easily, or use the Auto Transcribe Folder Agent (ATFA) to transcribe batch files of audio recordings.

Automate repetitive workflows and improve efficiency.

Create custom voice commands to insert standard clauses into documents. Or create time-saving macros to automate multi-step workflows by voice. Once created, share customizations across the user community for efficiency gains.


Enhance productivity for mobile employees.

Enable legal professionals to complete documentation out of the office, while visiting clients, or on their way to court. Use Dragon on popular touchscreen PCs, or sync with Dragon Anywhere Group, Nuance's cloud-based, professional-grade mobile dictation solution, and improve mobile documentation productivity.

Reduce repetitive stress injuries (RSIs).

Reduce the symptoms of RSIs or proactively prevent further injuries. Enable legal professionals to create documents and perform other computer tasks - all by voice, and reduce the physical strain of typing.


Empower employees with a Nuance PowerMic option.

PowerMic is faster and more convenient than using a headset microphone, is ideal for on-the-go situations or for high levels of dictation. Users can switch back and forth between dictation and other tasks, or program buttons to automate steps such as advancing sequentially through form fields.

Centrally manage for significant costs savings.

The Nuance Management Center makes it easy to track employee usage of Dragon, redistribute licenses based on usage, and manage or share customizations, including custom words, commands and auto-texts, across multiple users.




System requirements




  • 4 GB for all operating systems.
  • 8 GB with 4MB Cache if you keep multiple applications open
  • 16 GB highly recommended



  • 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.

Free hard disk space

  • 4 GB if DVD installation

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016


  • Internet Explorer 11 or the current version of Chrome or Edge for online Help and for installation if installing from the Web
  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5.2 or later

    Generally, the .NET Framework is pre-installed on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 computers. If you do not have it installed, you are prompted to install it during Dragon's installation.

    Nuance does not provide the .NET Framework with your installation; you must download the installation file from

  • A DVD-ROM drive if installing from disk
  • An audio input device capable of 16-bit recording for dictation

    For a list of recommended devices, see

An Internet connection for product download and automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process)

Note: Does not support dictation into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Practice Edition.



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  • 5
    Very helpful and user friendly

    Posted by Leslie Greer on Dec 16th 2022

    Dragon Legal Group Version 15.0 was a great upgrade from previous versions, and it's a great feature-rich solution for law firms with a lot of legal terms already included. With Version 15.0, I'm able to get my client's notes transcribed in a matter of seconds. Dragon Legal Group can do just about anything a transcriptionist can, and more. It's a great tool for quick turnaround of cases, and it's just a great all-around solution.