What exactly is Lawyaw?
Lawyaw is cloud-based software that helps small and medium-size law firms automate document workflows from information gathering to eSign. For example, you can turn your frequently used Microsoft Word-based documents into reusable, easy-to-fill templates and then send for eSign with just a few clicks. The results
help legal professionals save time
and avoid errors with routine document drafting.
How do I get started using Lawyaw?
Since Lawyaw is online software there is never anything to install. To get started simply create a Lawyaw account
. We'll follow-up with you to schedule time to talk about whether Lawyaw is the right solution for your legal practice.
How do you turn Microsoft Word documents into templates?
We have an easy-to-use Template Builder that is integrated into Microsoft Word. Inside of the Word add-in, you can use that to convert your frequently-used documents into templates that are available in the Lawyaw platform for you. We can also give you some help getting started with building templates, but let's talk more about that when we chat.
How do I fill them?
Once your templates are in Lawyaw you’ll be able to fill them over and over again through a simple online portal. You can import client information that can be added to documents with a few clicks, and we also integrate with Clio Manage, which allows you to import existing contacts, if you're a Clio user.
In addition to having the ability to quickly and accurately fill your documents with information like names and addresses, you can also insert and edit entire clauses and paragraphs using conditional logic and other nifty features. For example, with Lawyaw you'll have the ability to save sets of documents as a template set and then add client and matter info to the entire set all at once. This can save you a lot of time, if you frequently create several documents at the same time for clients.
How do I get the completed document back to Microsoft Word?
That’s easy. Lawyaw gives you the ability to download a fully formatted Word version of your filled document for final editing or changes. You can also download a PDF at the same time, if you like having options.
What if I need to make changes to the actual template?
Lawyaw lets you make changes to your existing template from within Word, and then those updates are available for you in the platform going forward (previously generated documents won't be affected, but new ones will be).
Which court forms are included?
With Lawyaw you can access more than 5,000 California court forms. You can fill all Judicial Council, county and federal immigration forms using our software.
How are the forms updated?
Say goodbye to manual updates (you can finally get rid of that CD-ROM drive). Lawyaw updates all 5,000 court forms automatically, that way you can access the most current version of the form every time you log in to your account.
What types of lawyers use Lawyaw?
There are more than 3,500 lawyers across North America (and scattered around the globe) who are currently using Lawyaw. Our most common types of users practice Family Law, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, Business Law and Real Estate. However, that's a generalization. If you have a legal practice that regularly uses similar sets of documents across multiple clients, there's a good chance we can help you save time, improve operational efficiency, avoid errors and increase profitability by using our software.
Does Lawyaw work with Mac?
The short answer is, yes! Since Lawyaw is cloud-based you can log in from a browser on any computer.
What if people want to work remotely?
That’s the other benefit of a cloud-based platform. Since you can access Lawyaw from a browser on any computer, anyone with an account at your firm will be able to pick up right where they left off from anywhere.
Can I create a template out of a group of forms to use over and over for different clients?
Yes! We call these form sets. Lawyaw helps you save time by allowing you to create each form set in minutes and then use that set for any client in the future. You can create as many form sets as you want and each set can include all the forms you typically need for that type of filing.
Is it easy to use a form set with a new client?
Not only can you use any of your form sets with the click of a button, but Lawyaw also gives you the flexibility to change the information at any time across all the forms at once.
What if there isn’t enough space in a field to fit the information I need.
Lawyaw auto-shrinks text to better fit all the information in one field. Just keep typing and Lawyaw will start resizing your text.
What if I need to add a field to a form?
By using Lawyaw you can quickly add a text box of any size anywhere on a form. You can then type your text directly into the new field.
Can I import clients from another source?
Lawyaw currently offers an integration to Clio. Connect your Lawyaw account to Clio once, then reduce data entry by easily adding a new client to Lawyaw directly from Clio. You can also update Clio on time spent drafting client documents directly from within Lawyaw.
Does Lawyaw include an e-sign tool?
Lawyaw has a built-in federally compliant e-signature tool. You can save time completing your forms by signing them online, then sending them out for your clients to sign.
Can I use Lawyaw’s e-sign tool for documents and attachments not created in Lawyaw?
Eliminate the extra cost of a third party e-signature tool by using Lawyaw’s built-in e-sign for all of your documents. Just upload any PDF or Microsoft Word document to Lawyaw and send it out for e-signature.
What do I do with my documents when they’re done?
You can quickly download your forms and documents as one PDF file (great for printing or emailing), as a Zip file that includes all the individual forms (great for e-Filing), or one form at a time. You can also download as Word documents, if you want to make some additional tweaks (or you're reviewing documents created by an admin). And, lastly, you can send documents out directly for eSign using Lawyaw, if that's your preference.
Do you save all my drafted court forms?
Yes! Lawyaw saves all your completed forms and client information in your account.