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Gavel v. LawYaw

Gavel or LawYaw - which software is right for you?

  • Rated #1 - Gavel is the best rated document automation software on Capterra and Lawyerist.
  • Client-Facing Functionality - Only Gavel allows clients to enter their data.
  • Save Money - Gavel has lower overall pricing for more features.
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Use a client questionnaire to collect data from clients and internal team-members, guide users through a whitelabeled workflow, guided workflow, and allow clients to sign into your portal to see their data.

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No client-facing features.

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$ All-In-One

$83/mo base for one template-builder with 20 users free. Those 20 users can be internal team-members who are generating documents using the automation you set up. Includes both Word and PDF automation.

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$$ A La Carte, Higher Costs

$110/mo base for Word automation only with additional fees for each additional user, regardless of whether those users are building templates. Additional fees for PDF form automation.

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Clio Integration

Documate was chosen by Clio as their best integration and awarded $100k by Clio for the integration.

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Now part of Clio, but still sold and priced separately.

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Zapier Integration
Public API
Templating Service

Documate offers a "Documater" program, where experienced specialists can help you get your documents and workflows set up and finalized in Documate. Documaters are as low as $35/hour depending on the level of legal expertise your Documater has.

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LawYaw offers template-building services starting at $75/hr.

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Ease of Use
Customer Ratings
Rated 4.7 on Lawyerist and #1 on Capterra
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Rated 4.4 on Lawyerist and below top 10 on Capterra
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Customer Support
Award Winning Support By Email, Phone, Screenshare, or Slack

Documate provides unlimited support for all customers. Contact Documate via phone, live screenshare, or email. Documate also provides live training and a 24/7 knowledge center, no extra cost.

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Email Only

LawYaw only provides support by email, and does not guarantee response times.

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