Online Signatures Make Life Easier for Your Clients
Your client hired you for your legal acumen—to take the worry off of their shoulders and onto yours. Yet the typical attorney-client relationship actually creates a significant work burden for the client. At the outset, you send your Retainer Agreement with instructions to read it, sign it and fax it back. Then comes perhaps your New Client Questionnaire. As the case progresses, you send the client briefs to approve, affidavits to sign and much more.
In order to receive the appropriate counsel, your client has to review dozens, if not hundreds of pages of documents—an experience that will raise doubts as to whether your service is abating worries or creating new stress. It’s the unspoken cloud hanging over any client relationship.
Imagine, though, if you could make this document review and signing process almost effortless for your clients, if you could put an end to the endless requests to print, fax, scan, and find a FedEx box before the 5PM deadline. Attorneys are using a simple, increasingly popular technology tool to replace the painful traditional process of requesting paper signatures.
Online document signing makes life easier for your clients, reduces that work burden and exceeds expectations for how legal services are delivered.
Effortless Electronic Signatures
RightSignature is an easy-to-use cloud software program that handles every aspect of your document signing workflow online. You simply upload or import a file (PDF and DOC format are the most common) and specify the name and email address of each signer. Your recipients receive an email with a unique link to open your document. They can review and fill out the document on their computer, smartphone, or tablet, and apply a legally binding electronic signature.
For forms with fill-in text fields, such as New Client Questionnaires, this online software automatically walks your signer through each required field step-by-step, as if you were sitting across the table pointing out what to do next. Start to finish, documents are presented to your client on a digital silver platter.
Here are just a few of the types of documents attorneys are getting signed with online electronic signatures:
- Engagement Letters
- Retainer Agreements
- Liability Waivers
- Employment Forms
- Operating Agreements
- Settlement Agreements
Save Time and Reduce Risk
All documents are sent and returned instantly, giving you the extra time you need to pull that last bit of information together before a filing deadline. As soon as the document is executed, it is automatically returned to you and stored in your personal secure archive. This web application also gives you full visibility with an online dashboard to manage all of your various document requests and monitor signing statuses in real time.
There is no risk of the client inadvertently signing the wrong version, and no risk of future accusations that pages were replaced after signing. Parties can only sign the exact version you uploaded and sent, and bank-grade security and digital fingerprints ensure documents are tamperproof both during the signing event and after execution.
The Small Firm Advantage
Small and solo practices are more flexible and able to use innovative tools that provide a client service advantage. Online document signing is used by attorneys across many specialties—corporate, personal injury, bankruptcy, disability, class action, and more—to obtain secure, legally-admissible signatures on case documents. RightSignature also has a robust integration with Clio, allowing users to manage their entire practice and their documents entirely from the cloud.