Nov 1, 2010
Looking to make virtual lawyering simpler? That’s the promise of DirectLaw.
DirectLaw is a software platform that helps law firms set up virtual law offices and deliver online legal services. With this virtual law office software, you can interact with other members of your firm online, offer clients the ability to prepare legal documents online from your Web site, accept credit card payments, store important documents securely and much more.
Important to any virtual law office software is the client interface. DirectLaw works to make it as user-friendly as possible to encourage your clients to use the Internet-based software and therefore save you time and money on labor costs.
For example, the interface makes it easy for clients to purchase legal advice, legal documents, share files, communicate with attorneys and more—in a secure client space that’s password-protected.
DirectLaw uses a solution called Rapidocs in its virtual law office software that lets clients click a link to the document they want to complete. From there, the client is asked some simple questions, offers their answers, and the form is auto populated and sent to the attorney on the case for review. Once the attorney makes any necessary changes, she can upload the file. The client is alerted via e-mail that the document is ready for download from the client space.
Law firms who want to test drive this virtual law office software can get a 30-day free trial. After that, solo practitioners will pay $50 per attorney per month for the basic package. If you want the Rapidocs solution, it’s $199 a month as a baseline, then $50 for each attorney who uses the software. There is also a charge for document usage fees, which runs up to $19.95 per document sold.