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Name: Lawyaw

  • Customer Experience & Support - 9.25/10
  • Pricing & Value - 9/10
  • Security - 9/10
  • Innovation & Future-Proofing - 9.5/10
Comments Rating 4.5 (2 reviews)

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Our Rating: 4.6/5

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: 4.5/5 (based on 2 ratings)

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

Composite Rating: 4.6/5

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

Lawyaw is a document assembly tool designed to help you create smart templates for your law practice. It has a user-friendly web-based platform, and comes with an MS Word add-in that connects directly to your online account. It is somewhat unique in the marketplace as a low-code application that allows you to retain most of MS Word’s conditional formatting functionality. Our review of Lawyaw finds a reasonably priced platform that balances complexity and usability well.

Who Lawyaw is For

Lawyaw is for attorneys who want to create smart documents in an intuitive and easy-to-use way. The user experience is clean, and their team puts a lot of effort into balancing usability with the power of what the application can do.

Attorneys who want to simultaneously create multiple documents with conditional logic in them, will find Lawyaw powerful enough to do so. While, those who want straight-forward template building, will find the MS Word add-in feels, somehow, familiar. The platform has efficient eSignature tools, an intuitive user experience, and still lets you use complex MS Word formatting features.

Additionally, attorneys who use Clio Manage will find the platform especially helpful. As there is a two-way sync capable of keeping all of your Matter and Client information up-to-date.

On the other hand, although users can send forms to their clients to fill out, the application does not handle guided interviews as elegantly as some other platforms. Accordingly, this may not be the solution for practices who are looking to lean-into productizing their services.

Ready-made formsNo Guided Interviews
MS Word add-inNo ePayments
Built-in eSignatureNo White Labeling
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Lawyaw Features

Services Offered
  • Document Automation
Starting Price
$59/user/month for California forms only; $99/user/month otherwise
Free Trial
  • MacOS
  • Web
  • Windows
Software Integrations
  • Clio
  • Word
  • Zapier
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.
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
This means the software can generate tables of any size and place them in your assembled document.
If this field is checked, it means the software can perform calculations based on numerical or text input.

Lawyaw FAQs

What is the price of Lawyaw?

For users who just want California forms, Lawyaw is priced at $59/user/month. Otherwise, users can get all of the platform’s features for a price of $99/user/month.

Does Lawyaw integrate with my Law Practice Management Software?

For Clio users, Lawyaw will pull new client information in from Clio Manage, so you don’t have to create new contacts in the system. Users can also track Lawyaw drafting time within Clio.

For those without Clio, this is not necessarily a must-have. Lawyaw has a rather robust relational database built-in that can handle a substantial amount of your client information for you.

Can my law office accept eSignatures through Lawyaw?

Lawyaw has a federally-compliant e-signature tool built right in. Since the product is web-based, lawyers simply sign online and then forward them to clients for their e-signature. This eliminates the need for a third-party e-signing tool such as HelloSign.

Can my law firm accept ePayments through Lawyaw?

No. Currently, it does not have a built-in or integrated ePayment system.

Does Lawyaw have Guided Interviews or client-facing forms?

At the time of this review, Lawyaw does not have Guided Interviews, however, users can easily send forms (or questionnaires) to clients in order to get information from them.

Is Lawyaw easy for lawyers to use?

Lawyaw is a low-code document assembly platform. It’s Microsoft Word add-in makes creating templates relatively easy, and users of the California Court Forms will find the necessary functionality has already been built-out.

Can my law firm use our own templates?

Yes. Using the MS Word add-in, or the browser, attorneys can easily import their current templates into the system to use. Although, you will have to set-up any logic that is required.

Does Lawyaw have ready-made templates?

Lawyaw is tightly integrated with the California state court filing system, giving attorneys access to over 5,000 court forms. Attorneys can fill out all Judicial Council, county, and federal immigration forms with their platform. The company also updates those forms automatically, ensuring access to the most current version. This used to be their bread-and-butter, and for attorneys in California, may be worth the sticker price in-and-of-itself.

How difficult is Lawyaw to set-up?

The browser-based app is easy to get started with and, as of this review, Lawyaw’s documentation is pretty comprehensive. So an office can get up-and-running pretty quickly. However, like all document assembly providers, we suggest users take advantage of their onboarding systems.

Will Lawyaw work on my computer?

Lawyaw is a browser-based program so it will generally work on any computer running a modern browser. Obviously, using the Microsoft Word add-in will require you to be able to run MS Word on your computer.

Additional Details

MS Word Add-in Demo

Lawyaw users build their templates directly in their MS Word application. Although all of the saved information lives on the application servers, you are able to take advantage of the robust formatting features that come with MS Word. Take a look at the demo below to see more.

Ready-made Court Forms

Lawyaw is a California Judicial Council partner. With that, they can provide a host of approved California court forms. Additionally, they maintain 5000+ USCIS immigration forms in their system and are adding more all the time.

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2 Lawyaw Community Reviews

  1. Noel F. says:

    Good forms but Clio integration is clunky

    I used LawYaw for court forms for a while. The one thing I found very difficult was that the Clio integration took hours to sync, making it pretty much unusable. Otherwise, a pretty good solution for the court forms they do have.

  2. Sara K. says:

    Lawyaw is Awesome!

    We’ve been using Lawyaw for several years. The Lawyaw team is very responsive to requests and willing to adapt their software for users. We enjoy using all of the features (esign, forms, templates, etc.) and the price makes it a great deal for any small or solo attorney. I highly recommend adding Lawyaw to your tech stack at your firm.

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