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Likelihood to Recommend

HotDocs

If you are doing transactional documents, HotDocs is a game-changer. If there are only a few select variables that change while the remainder of the work mostly consists of form language, this is a program that will dramatically increase efficiency. Even the most technical and dense documents can be turned into a template, as long as you are willing to take the time to invest in future time saving.However, if the majority of the work that you are doing is not constantly repeating, this may not be the software for you.
Garrett Lemons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lawyaw

Well suited for any law office that uses any court forms. Also, it's great for any law office that needs signatures on any docs. The template features are excellent and a huge plus because any document can become a template in LawYaw. Probably not needed in a law office that only provides consulting or legal advice, but doesn't actually prepare any documents for clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

HotDocs

  • It allows you to fill a form OR to use the Q&A approach.
  • It takes a particular fact pattern and applies it over several forms.
Riva Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lawyaw

  • Reduces scrivener's errors.
  • Saves time
Samuel Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HotDocs

  • HotDocs is difficult to develop new documents as it's as complicated as programming at times. I often have to call for assistance.
  • The tables can be frustrating. It makes it hard to insert between items as you have to make sure it doesn't offset other areas.
Kandice McElroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lawyaw

  • Integrations with case management platforms, such as MyCase
  • Zapier integrations
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

HotDocs

HotDocs 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Could be more intuitive - could even "suggest" fill-ins with the option to take or not take the suggestion.
Riva Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lawyaw

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Support Rating

HotDocs

HotDocs 7.9
Based on 3 answers
I haven't had to contact HotDocs very often for support. I suppose I rated them mid-level simply because I would like to see more online training options or white papers to view to assist with learning. I want to understand how to do something versus having it done for me.
Kandice McElroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lawyaw

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Implementation Rating

HotDocs

HotDocs 4.0
Based on 2 answers
If you use WordPerfect X9 - choose"no word-processing software."
Riva Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lawyaw

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Alternatives Considered

HotDocs

I haven't evaluated other products. We are so used to HotDocs that it would be difficult for us to switch to something else. We continue to use HotDocs because switching cost is high once you have already started. Be careful before beginning to use this program, as it is hard to breakaway.
Jason Shindler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lawyaw

Samuel Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HotDocs

  • Time savings by employees when generating documents mean better ROI efficiency for labor.
  • Faster, more accurate turnaround for documents needing to be generated from templates.
  • Large capital expenditure depending on the number of users and developers.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lawyaw

  • It has been a huge time saver for everyone at our firm.
  • It's so easy to use that our staff actually enjoys using it.
  • Our ROI is almost incalculable because of all the features for the price.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HotDocs

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

HotDocs Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$251
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Lawyaw

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Lawyaw Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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