294099 Lawyaw Document Automation Review & Pricing (2022)
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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.

4.6/5

Product Details

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Services Offered
  • Document Automation
Apps
  • Web
  • MacOS
  • Windows
Software Integrations
  • Clio
  • Word
  • Zapier

Core Features

For Document Management & Automation, the following are essential features, and you should therefore expect to see a check in every box in this section.

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Free Trial

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.

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 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.

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Lawyaw Community Reviews

4.5

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Sara K.

5/5

“Lawyaw is Awesome!”

October 12, 2020 6:34 PM

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.

Noel F.

4/5

“Good forms but Clio integration is clunky”

November 3, 2020 6:57 PM

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of Lawyaw?

For users who just want the court forms library, Lawyaw is priced at $70/user/month (with $30/add’l user/month. Otherwise, users can get all of the platform’s features for a price of $110/user/month (and $30/add’l 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, Lawyaw does not have a built-in or integrated ePayment system.

Does Lawyaw have Guided Interviews or client-facing forms?

At the time of this writing, 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 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. Additionally, they provide court forms for New York, Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Illinois. Attorneys can fill out 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 about Lawyaw

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.

Since Clio acquired them in late 2021, they have added form libraries for New York, Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Illinois. It would appear that this may have been an influencing factor in the acquisition and a priority for the near-term.

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