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What exactly is Lawyaw?

Lawyaw is cloud-based software that helps you draft California court forms 50% faster and turns your frequently used Microsoft Word-based documents into templates that you can fill online.

How do I get started using Lawyaw?

Since Lawyaw is online software there is never anything to install. To get started simply create a free Lawyaw account by clicking here . You can create three client projects for free and upgrade with the click of a button to continue using our software.

How do you turn Microsoft Word documents into templates?

You've got to see it! We have a super easy to use Template Builder that is tightly integrated with Microsoft Word.

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. 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.

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.

What if I need to make changes to the actual template?

Lawyaw currently has a product in beta that lets you make changes to your existing template right from within Word, then update it so you can use it going forward.

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.

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.

Do you save all my drafted court forms?

Yes! Lawyaw saves all your completed forms and client information in your account.