Optimizing law firm translations

Law firms that handle complex, multi-jurisdictional matters encounter significant challenges related to translation, resulting in errors and inefficiencies that can have serious long-lasting financial and legal consequences. It is crucial to minimize these errors and inefficiencies to mitigate risks and ensure compliance with various international regulatory and jurisdictional legal requirements.

In managing workflows across the spectrum of legal matters, including patent filings, regulatory compliance, high-stakes litigation, and corporate transactions, law firms must adopt a tailored strategy for managing workflows to ensure that their clients maintain a competitive edge. These strategies must be adopted across corporate legal departments and law firm to cut costs against a backdrop of spiraling legal expenditures. Law firms are also growing more sophisticated in their legal procurement, outsourcing larger tasks to third-party providers that were formerly conducted under a single law firm’s roof.

For example, a law firm might be responsible in helping its client draft multiple technical patent applications to be filed in other countries. Bespoke technical knowledge and quality control are essential in this context. Translation errors could undermine protection of the client’s IP portfolios, increase the risk of litigation, and impose unanticipated costs in an era of tight litigation budgets.

With over 25 years of experience working with law firms, Welocalize offers a tailored AI-enabled translation solution, designed specifically for law firms. Our solution fuses our (1) knowledge from refining workflows with respect to law firm processes, (2) proficiency in training machine translation and large language models and a (3) global team of legal subject matter experts to provide you a white-glove service approach.

250+ Languages

Certified in-country translators

135+ Countries

Foreign filing services 

180+ Jurisdictions

For patent filings 


Certified solutions

Drive stronger outcomes for your clients and your firm with Welocalize:

  • Enhance risk mitigation with more accurate translations and expedited cycle times by leveraging our certified in-country language experts in conjunction with AI translations.
  • Safeguard your intellectual property assets with a certified and defensible workflow for patent drafting and IP litigation.
  • Address challenges in litigation promptly and securely.
  • Mitigate translation errors related to third-party service providers.
  • Maintain flexibility in choosing technology partners that meet your clients’ specific goals, instead of being forced to adopt a single, proprietary system.
  • Maximize efficiencies using our white-glove approach to deliver more valuable results to clients, while also driving revenue growth.
  • Leverage the foremost OCR technology available to ensure the preservation of document formats during translations processes.
  • Maintain transparency and an audit trail for each client’s matter.
  • Respond faster to global litigation challenges.
  • Streamline translation workflows with automated quality controls for multi-lingual litigation and IP-related matters.
  • Minimize translation errors by third-party service providers.
  • Maintain flexibility with technology that allows you to select a third-party service provider of your choice (e.g., a specific Data Room provider), instead of forcing you into a single, proprietary ecosystem.
  • Reduce expenses incurred by third-party service providers.

Law firm use cases for AI-enabled translations

Our AI-enabled Service Delivery Platform is purpose-built to address the following law firm use cases: 

Welocalize has never had a patent application rejected due to translation.

From completing application forms to submitting specifications, descriptions, claims, prior art translations, drawings, validations, and other critical documents, Welocalize ensures precision and accuracy in every aspect of the patent application process.

Our commitment to excellence is underscored by AI-enabled solutions and seasoned translators possessing profound domain expertise in global intellectual property matters. Welocalize has certified in-country translators for over 250 languages, supporting foreign filing services in over 135 countries.

Beyond simplifying the application process, we facilitate connections to proficient IP professionals and offer local country-specific legal translation support, guaranteeing that your administrative and logistical needs are expertly managed.

Navigating cross-border litigation presents unique challenges in understanding, managing, and coordinating documents across different international jurisdictions. However, these hurdles can be effectively addressed through the Welocalize App for Relativity®.

For example, Welocalize was enlisted by an international AM Law 50 law firm to perform time-sensitive translation of documents to meet an FTC deadline related to a client’s international acquisition. Using Welocalize, the law firm translated over 1 million words from German into English, all from e-discovery content stored on Relativity® and managed by a global e-discovery solutions provider. In the midst of this assignment, the law firm needed to translate over 7.5 million words from English into German. To meet the tight deadline, Welocalize assembled a team of seasoned legal translators. By combining human expertise and secure technology, the law firm managed the client’s high-volume priority content within the deadline and with significant cost-savings.

Navigating domestic and international compliance requirements for clients requires a solution that addresses specialized translation challenges. From registrations and certifications to regulatory documentation, contracts, audits, corporate governance, and records, Welocalize offers a solution tailored to your company’s specific regulatory and compliance requirements. With Welocalize, you can confidently maintain compliance regardless of location or language barriers.


“Welocalize’s customer service throughout this matter was second to none. Not only did they deliver great value to our firm and e-discovery provider by making the translation process as simple as possible, but the quality of the work product was excellent, and benefited our client’s position by enabling an efficient review by the FTC.”

Associate, Am Law 50
International Law Firm

Translation services for your entire firm

Our AI-enabled Service Delivery Platform is built with the ability to handle complex, multi-jurisdictional client needs, while also providing comprehensive support to critical law firm business functions:

  • On-Brand Transcreation
  • Client Materials (including websites and social media)
  • Multilingual SEO
  • Practice Area Descriptions
  • Client Resources & Thought Leadership
  • Alerts & Updates
  • Event Sponsorships & Speaking Engagements
  • Recruiting & HR
  • Community Engagement

  • Professional Development
  • In-House Document Localization
  • Client Seminars & Webinars
  • E-Learning Materials

Quality Assurance Standards

  • ISO 9001:2015
    Quality Management
  • ISO 13485:2016
    Quality Management System for Medical Devices Industry
  • ISO 17100:2015
    Translation Accuracy
  • ISO 14001:2015
    Environmental Management Systems
  • ISO 18587:2017
    Human Post-Editing Machine Translation
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013
    Security Management Systems
  • ISO/IEC 27701:2019
    Privacy Information Management Systems