A well-built document automation, assembly or forms tool has the power to transform a small law practice. But sadly, solo and small law firms have only been given a short list of providers to choose from to automate local court forms or judiciary documents.
Until now document automation or form tools fell into one of two categories. The first is foundation builders that offer the flexibility to create a set of automated documents but require hours of manual programming. An example would be using Microsoft Word to create templates or building out a group of related documents using TheFormTool. The second includes high-cost, server-based or locally installed products that come with one or more form libraries such as HotDocs, or ProDocs. Then, to add insult to injury, products in both categories can only be run in a Windows-based environment. The PC requirement has always resulted in real disappointment for Mac-based law firm users. There had to be a better way!
The first browser-based, Artificial Intelligence enhanced document automation tool. Priced for the solo and small law firm market, has the potential to be the market-leading solution in short order.
A rising technology star, Lawyaw is led by an experienced team that spans each functional area of automation innovation including; legal operations, linguistic programming, and machine learning. And have officially delivered the first solution to offer intelligent document drafting that is both powerful yet easy to use.
The elegant automated form tool is a prime example of how a fresh approach with cutting-edge technology can eliminate such a long-standing problem. Lawyaw has mastered browser-based document automation, which among other things, finally opens the world of automation tools to Mac-based law firms without having to be handcuffed to a Windows operating system.
Forget Tedious Programming and Setup!
For solo and small law firms, a high ROI (return on investment) from implementing forms software is achieved when the form library is entirely set up and ready to use. Especially in practice areas that are forms-centric such as family law, estate planning, probate or civil litigation. Lawyers and staff just don’t have the time to manually program the dozens of documents they need to make it worth purchasing.
California was a natural starting place for the team as the state boasts one of the most extensive form libraries in the US. The Lawyaw platform includes more than 5,000 judiciary and court forms for every county and practice area. Knocking down, the most significant barrier to adoption… the setup and programming of forms. Which required installing the solution locally to integrate with Microsoft Office, or manually uploading and coding each document.
Impressively Easy to Use
The Lawyaw interface is clean and feels more like editing a Google Document than using a document automation tool. Begin one or a series of forms by entering necessary information about the client and project. Name, contact details, and most crucial jurisdiction to help pre-filter a list of forms you may need.
Start-Automating with Smart Automation!
Now that you’ve entered details into Lawyaw, the system can complete one or a series of documents. Just search for and select the forms you need, which are organized to match the jurisdiction of the contact you entered. Click again to watch the merge of contact details into every document selected, in seconds.
For forms that require particular information Lawyaw is smart enough to notice and asks you for the information. The software also adjusts content to match grammatically to proper noun use, plurals, or numbers wherever necessary.
A.I. and machine learning improve the document generation process by learning the ‘context’ and layout of certain documents. Advanced features include auto-shrinking text to resize content to fit any size input box. A challenge that in most automation programs requires manual setup to remedy.
Build “Form Stacks” to Save Hours on Every Case
Even some of the best document automation tools, do not give you the ability to create a group of documents at once.
In Lawyaw, preview and select multiple forms at one time. Then, combine the selected forms into a group, also known as your “Form Stack.” From then on, you’ll be able to enter data once and populate an entire case’s list of required judiciary documents in seconds. A massive time saver for situations that need a deck of forms to be completed and filed at once.
Clone and Repeat
The clone and repeat feature can save weeks per year of staff time. Create a copy of the same form stack, change a few inputs and off you go!
Edit one or a stack of documents as a team. By using the Lawyaw review tools, multiple users can edit documents simultaneously, or make changes individually then request approval. All without leaving the platform!
With no additional effort, e-signature blocks can be added to any document. Quickly add custom fields or signature details if they aren’t already present in a record. Then, designate which party signs in each location. When ready, send the documents to each party for secure and recorded e-signature. Easily delete or add signatures blocks according to your preferences.
One of the most loved features on Lawyaw is their support. Live chat twenty-four hours per day (with actual employees), or call or email with any support need. They are incredibly responsive and knowledgeable, so don’t hesitate to ask for help at any time along the way. Also, because all forms in the library are updated automatically, there is no manual maintenance required for form updates!
One to Watch!
The Lawyaw platform is the best document automation tool available. From solo attorney to the midsized law firm Lawyaw will reduce errors, save time, and create consistent, beautiful documents for every case.
The Lawyaw platform has the potential to become today’s all in one – printer, scanner, fax’ of document preparation. Complete with automated forms, document assembly, e-signature tools, partner integrations and the smoothest user experience available. When the Lawyaw form library expands into additional states, there is no doubt their user base will multiply.
I look forward to watching Lawyaw as they continue their journey with a promising future as the most powerful and user-friendly document automation solution in the marketplace.
To learn more, or sign up visit https://www.Lawyaw.com/.