Now dictating a letter is one thing,but dictating a more complex document takes significantly more work and significantly more practice.
If you going to dictate something like a contract or a pleading, then you are going to need to put in a great deal more preparation before beginning your dictation.
This is where most young lawyers seem to fall flat on their face. They seem to believe that they should be able to pick up a dictaphone and simply prattle enough words in the hope that they might fall upon the page and look something like a final document.
Although it may appear to be the case when you see a senior practitioner dictating the more complex documents such as a pleading or agreement, that is not so.
Source: Tips for Lawyers