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Using HotDocs® within DirectLaw's Virtual Law Firm Platform

DirectLaw users have access to HotDocs®-developed forms and documents hosted by HOTDOCS or another service that hosts a HOTDOCS Server. through the DirectLaw platform!

This functionality has been added in response to many requests from law firms that have already invested in the development of HotDocs® templates that work on the desktop, but are not web-enabled.

Serving HotDocs® interviews in connection with the DirectLaw platform enables clients to generate a document from HotDocs® within a web browser (online). The assembled document is then ready for further review, analysis, and revision by the attorney via the DirectLaw Attorney Dashboard. Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox web browsers will be supported.

How It Works

  • Document purchase is made through the firm's web site via the DirectLaw platform, and the firm is notified via e-mail. Documents for which there is a HotDocs® template will appear in the law firm's list of available documents for sale, bundled with legal advice, just like a Rapidocs template.
  • A record appears on the firm's Attorney Dashboard.
  • HotDocs® interviews and templates are presented or assembled by a HotDocs® Server hosted by HotDocs® or a third party provider.
  • Client's assembled form in Adobe .PDF or MS Word is available through the Attorney Dashboard, ready for attorney review, analysis, further revision and amendment if necessary.
  • Firm uploads completed document(s); the client is notified and downloads his/her completed document(s) from the client space, ready for execution or filing.

NOTE:  Users of this service must enter into a customer relationship with a HotDocs® provider.. (See below for further details).


This new feature is designed for law firms with a large collection of documents automated in HotDocs®. It is not productive to implement this feature for just one or two documents, unless these documents are high-volume documents.

The costs associated with implementing this feature are:

  • $350 for initial setup of HotDocs®.  The minimum level of service required to implement the HotDocs® option, which includes DirectLaw's integrated credit card processing system, is DirectLawComplete. Utilizing the HotDocs® option with DirectLaw Complete service will cost a minimum of $199.00/month, plus $50.00 additional per lawyer, per month.

HotDocs® is a registered trademark of HotDocs® Limited