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Lawyaw Joins Clio and Bolsters Its Court Forms

In Late 2021, Clio, the Canadian-based Law Practice Management Software, bought the Document Automation Platform, Lawyaw. This increased Clio’s document automation capabilities immensely. Lawyaw, in turn, has increased its offerings at a blistering pace. They’ve already added five states to their court form templates arsenal, with an equal amount on the way.

Ready-Made Templates

Lawyaw has known for a long time that attorneys like to use templates, but, generally, don’t have the capacity to maintain them. For years, they have been offering ready-made state and federal court forms in California, as well as immigration templates throughout the country. They’ve earned a reputation for keeping these up to date and making them simple to use.

This fastidiousness takes a lot of effort—and resources. And, until recently, California was the only state built out well enough to offer it to the public. 

Additional States

Since the Clio acquisition, Lawyaw now boasts ready-made forms in California, New York, Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Illinois. And they appear to have plans to continue this trend throughout the United States. As they keep these documents up-to-date on their end, this is a huge boon to any attorney practicing in these jurisdictions.

Integrated Platforms

Lawyaw, as a document automation platform, allows users to fill-out forms in two different ways. First, they have the ready-made court forms. And second, users can create their own custom templates so they can make forms out of their own documents. 

Previously, these functions were siloed from each other, so users could not take advantage of both types of documents in one session (i.e. data input into a ready-made form would not be able to fill out a custom template at the same time). With new users, however, this is remedied. The new interface allows users to manipulate court forms at the same time as custom templates. Even adding them to the same template set so they can be automated together.

Take a look at the video below to see more about the new and improved Lawyaw platform. 

How to Get It

To learn more about Lawyaw, take a look at our full review. Or, you can sign-up for a free demo at

Lawyaw Drafts Legal Documents in Just a Few Clicks

Lawyaw is a cloud-based platform that turns Microsoft Word-based legal documents into easy-to-populate online templates using AI, cutting the amount of time you spend on document assembly in half.


While most attorneys have a library of Microsoft Word-based document templates in a folder on their computer, the manual process of generating new documents from those templates can be time-consuming, to say the least.

This process has attorneys digging deep into folders to find a document that best matches the matter at hand, then painstakingly hunting and pecking through that document to make sure every piece of information has been updated.

This old way of working with templates wastes a lot of time and is prone to errors. Meet Lawyaw. By using Lawyaw, you can turn your frequently used Microsoft Word documents into templates that you can fill accurately, twice as fast.

Here’s how Lawyaw helps streamline your document drafting in three easy steps:

Upload your Word documents. First, you’ll upload any Word-based legal documents to your Lawyaw account. Lawyaw turns your documents into fillable templates you’ll be able to use for any client within 24-hours. Lawyaw shows you which part of the document is fillable, and even mentions how many times each piece of information will be used in the document.

Once you’ve uploaded your documents, you’ll be able to see a list of your templates within your account. You can even edit existing or create new templates within the platform.

Generate your documents twice as fast. When you’re ready to generate a document from one of your templates, Lawyaw makes it easy for you. By showing you just the parts of the document that need to be updated, then automatically populating that information into the right place, you’ll get your finished document twice as fast.

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If you’ve filled out information for a client previously, Lawyaw remembers and can auto-populate information into your next document, reducing data entry and saving you even more time.

Make your final edits in Word. Finally, once you’ve generated your document, you’ll be able to download a fully formatted Microsoft Word version of your document so you can put on the finishing touches. Take that, sensitive Word formatting!

Unlike that document template folder on your computer, Lawyaw’s online platform allows everyone in your firm to access your templates. Centralized templates mean your team can work together to generate documents more quickly, and maintain brand consistency to help you drive the value of your firm.

Bonus for California attorneys: Lawyaw has over 5,000 California Judicial Council and local court forms in its platform so you can streamline your court form drafting and free up more time to spend with your clients and grow your business. What’s more, Lawyaw is a publisher of the California Judicial Council and instantly updates forms when they’re available, which means you’ll always have access to the most recent court forms.

How to Get it

Lawyaw pricing starts at $99/user/month. It’s an affordable, easy, and powerful tool for document automation.

To learn more about Lawyaw, or to signup for a free trial or free demo, visit