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Afterpattern Rating:
4.1/5

Features

  • Customer Experience & Support - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
  • Pricing & Value - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
  • Security - 9/10
    9/10
  • Innovation & Future-Proofing - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
9.4/10
Comments Rating 3 (2 reviews)
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Rating Breakdown

Our Rating: 4.7/5

Our rating is based on our subjective judgment. Use our resources—including our rating and community ratings and reviews—to find the best fit for your firm.

Community Rating: 3/5 (based on 2 ratings)

The community rating is based on the average of the community reviews below.

Composite Rating: 4.1/5

The composite rating is a weighted average of our rating and the community ratings below.

Community.Lawyer is now Afterpattern. It’s the same database, same apps, same low-code functionality, just a new name.

Afterpattern is low-code document assembly software designed specifically for lawyers. It allows users to create complex legal documents using conditional logic, without writing any code. Users can easily move beyond simple “mail-merge” style form fill-ins and start creating documents with some intelligence to them.

Who Afterpattern is For

This platform is for attorneys who wants to go beyond the basic document assembly built into their Law Practice Management Software (LPMS)—although Clio users will likely find it the most useful. Many times, it will allow an attorney to create one “smart” document where they would normally have multiple iterations to choose from.

Its real power, however, comes from its ability to make “Apps.” These are guided interviews that can create unique documents based on answers to questions presented. These can be internal or external-facing. So, your assistant can build documents based on your specifications, or you can allow your clients to input the information.

Afterpattern Features

Website
Community.Lawyer
Services Offered
  • Document Automation
Starting Price
$0
Free Trial
Apps
  • Web
Software Integrations
  • Clio
  • Google Sheets
  • HelloSign
  • LawPay
  • Stripe
Open API
An open API means that the program has an application programming interface that will allow it to directly integrate with other software programs such your firm's timekeeping, accounting, or custom relationship management software.
Document Management Features
Version Control
This means the software provides information on document revisions and makes sure you are using the most recent version of a template.
Encryption
Built-In E-Signing
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
Metadata Scrubbing
Document Automation Features
Document automation (also called document assembly) software uses your document templates and information from a form or other source, like your law practice management software or CMS, to assemble documents for you.
Document Templates
The document management program creates resuable templates.
Court Forms
Guided Interviews
The program can create a guided interview and then use the client's answers to automatically create a document.
Conditional Logic
If the software uses conditional logic, this means that you can choose to have certain text in your assembled document included only under certain conditions
Tables
This means the software can generate tables of any size and place them in your assembled document.
Calculations
If this field is checked, it means the software can perform calculations based on numerical or text input.

Additional Details about Afterpattern

Client Portal

The Client Portal is a place where you can allow your clients to securely access the apps you have created for them. You can also charge them for this access, which, we think, is a real game-changer.

Documentation

Afterpattern has some of the best documentation out there. Don’t believe us? Have a look. Not only do they have videos and walk-throughs of how to use their product, but they have tutorials on the basic concepts needed to utilize any document automation software.

Integrations

The most notable integration for Afterpattern is the two-way sync with Clio (which Documate and Lawyaw also have). However, they also integrate with Google Sheets. So, if you have to, you can send information via Zapier. We would like to see more integrations with products like AirTable, Notion, and standard MySQL databases, which don’t exist right now. But we imagine that is in the works.

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3 Afterpattern Community Reviews

  1. Dan S. says:

    Not no code or low code

    This was not a low code tool. Very difficult and required technical knowledge beyond that which anyone in my law firm had.

  2. Arthur K. says:

    Has great functionality and accessibility, anyone can learn and make apps in a jiffy, especially with the support their team provides!

  3. Noel F. says:

    Seems to have some good functionality but I had to learn to code. I switched back to HotDocs after giving it a try and learning to become a programmer.