Frequently Asked Questions

The following information should help answer any questions you have about who we are and what we do.

Who can join the Document Excellence Group?

Membership is open to all who recognise the importance of creating and maintaining trouble-free documents.

Our members include trainers to template designers, IT directors to precedent managers, automation specialists to secretaries, product engineers to lawyers.

DEG membership comprises organisations of all sizes, each with a need to share knowledge, experience and information on document production issues.  Our member organisations are predominantly law firms however we welcome applications for membership from any industry.

We are keen to preserve the user group as a platform for knowledge sharing and open discourse.  Vendors are welcome to join providing contribution is based on these values and does not veer towards sales and marketing pitches.

How much does it cost to join?

Currently membership is free and there is no cost to attend user group meetings.

What topics are typically covered during events?

Topics for previous events have included:

  • Managing metadata
  • Document comparison
  • Troubled documents
  • Marketing document production
  • Document production from end user perspective
  • Changing role of secretary
  • Attracting lawyers to attend training

Can I host an event or user group meeting at my firm?

We plan to organise some local, in-person events soon.  So, yes please, get in touch if you think your firm could host an event as we’re always looking for venues.

Are there members in my region?

We have members globally, so there’s a good chance there’ll be more members near you.  We’re also keen to explore different regions so let us know if you’d like to get involved in your area.