How Does Lawrina Templates Work?

Process of Creating a Template at Lawrina

Everything — from selling a cat to buying shares in a huge corporation — is a legal matter that requires documentation. 

To make legal document drafting easier and relieve people from the burden of spending huge sums on attorneys’ assistance, we have created a unique database — Lawrina Templates. It contains 200+ legal forms, including paid and free templates, legally valid in any state. Now, let’s explore the intricate process of their creation, from the idea to publication.

Step 1: How We Select Templates

Every template we make is a triple-team effort. SEO team, legal experts, and content creators — all working together to cover everything a legal document needs. The first thing to cover is demand. 

To meet users’ requests for certain templates and release legal forms before people need them, our SEO specialists conduct research. With tools like Google Console and Ahrefs, they check hundreds of users’ search requests and gather statistics. 

For instance, 113,000 users search for a bill of sale monthly. The higher the search volume, the higher the demand for a particular template. Commonly, several factors influence this sequence:

  1. Market demand: The more people need it, the sooner a template will be released. For instance, a car bill of sale is definitely used more often than a tractor bill of sale.
  2. Legal complexity: Templates for simpler issues are quicker to draft than those with many legal details. For example, it takes only a few weeks to draft legal documents like a letter of recommendation form or a proof of residency letter and more than a month to draft an LLC operating agreement.  
  3. Relevance: If certain social trends or changes in laws appear, templates addressing these issues get higher priority. For instance, as TikTok videos and Instagram Reels gain popularity, there is a growing demand for a videography contract template.

With all these factors in mind, the SEO team lists templates for legal documents that would be released in the order of their priority. After this, begins drafting.  

Step 2: How We Create Templates

Once we know what template will be released next, the legal team will start drafting a document template. Professional lawyers and annotators create well-structured and easy-to-adapt forms that people will use for their legal matters. 

Our lawyers have years of experience in various fields of law. The head of the legal team, Karyna Pukaniuk, has a Master’s degree in Law, certificates from CEE Vienna International Tax Law Summer School, and the pre-LLM Program at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. Together with other team members, Karyna brings her expertise in law and legaltech to create legally binding and user-friendly templates. 

Legislation analysis

Relevant laws build the foundation of legal drafting. To create a template, our lawyers study federal and local legislation, paying attention to the smallest details and most recent updates. Besides, the same law may have variables in different states and cities, which we consider while drafting legal documents.

Planning and structuring 

Next, the lawyers plan the template and decide what clauses it should contain and in what order they appear in the document. To order all essential clauses correctly within the document, the lawyers thoroughly study:

  1. Federal laws: Most general templates contain parties, terms, and subjects. 
  2. Local laws, case laws, and codes: Some documents contain essential terms. For instance, a service agreement has such parts as the scope of services and schedule regulated by special codes. 
  3. Websites of state agencies: They often contain requirements for legal forms. IRS W9 form, for instance, has a very strict structure that is clearly described on the Internal Revenue Service website. 

Some documents, like a letter of intent to marry, are rather brief and do not have a strict structure, while others, like a non-disclosure agreement, contain numerous clauses and terms to consider. Therefore, every template requires a unique approach. 

Template drafting 

After all laws have been studied and a plan is made, it is time to create a new template. Our lawyers draft the future form, define all legal terms, and add notes for annotators. In these notes, they explain what personal information and legal details the customer needs to include in the template to get a ready document.

Annotation

Once the first legal draft is ready, it is passed to annotators, who will finalize it. Based on the notes left by the lawyers, the annotators create an interview — a set of simple questions for users to answer. To create a document, a user just needs to answer it, and the information will be automatically added to the corresponding parts of a legal document.

For instance, if a person creates a rent increase letter, once they provide the “Landlord’s name,” this name appears in the template. 

The annotators also check the template’s style and format to ensure that important blocks are not misplaced. 

Step 3. How We Finalize the Template 

Now, the content team gets a final draft and a list of questions to polish the template and publish it.

Editors’ tasks are to:

  • Proofread the draft and correct grammar and spelling mistakes, if any;
  • Explain legal terms and provide examples where appropriate;
  • Rewrite some parts of the text that can be difficult to understand for a person without legal education;
  • Ensure the text of the document is clear, and all the questions and answers are meaningful;
  • Correct the style and formatting of the document so that it looks solid.

The lawyers always check the final version of the template to ensure it is clear and legally valid. Once all corrections are made, our content specialists publish the template. 

Why Are Lawrina Templates Trustworthy?

The Internet offers a variety of legal drafts for any situation. However, for your business deal or personal issue, you need a professional, relevant, and legally binding document. Here are the most popular questions we receive about Lawrina Templates:

  1. How many templates does Lawrina Templates offer?

The database offers more than 250 professionally drafted legal forms in three main categories: Personal, Business, and Real Estate. Each has several subcategories and dozens of templates for the most common issues. 

  1. What are Lawrina’s top 10 templates?

They may vary depending on many factors, such as the user’s needs and even the season of the year. However, we can define our all-time leaders:

3. How to write a legal document with Lawrina Templates?

A user finds the template they need and clicks “Create & Download.” After this, an interview system presents a set of simple questions the user has to answer. The answers are automatically inserted into the document. 

Once all questions are answered, the user can check the document, make corrections, and download it. The whole process of document drafting takes only a few minutes.

5. Are the templates legally binding in all states?

Our lawyers create general forms, which have a universal structure and are based on federal law, and state-specific legal templates so that wherever you are, in California or Texas, you can get a legally binding document. 

6. Are all Lawrina templates legally compliant?

All Lawrina templates are updated as soon as any substantial changes to federal or local laws are made. Besides, we always appreciate feedback from users, and if they report any inconveniences or suggest advancements, we never miss a chance to improve our product.

Conclusion

Writing a legal document is always a challenge. To make this process easier and stress-free for our users, Lawrina professionals create well-structured, easy-to-fill-out, and legally valid templates. 

We improve our templates based on our user’s feedback to make them quick and easy to use. Check out if there is a template for you, and send us a message if you need any help filling it out. 

Article by Inna Chumachenko

Inna Chumachenko is the Content Lead at Lawrina. She is responsible for managing all the content that can be found on the blog, guides, and other pages of the website. Inna has a degree in philology and a vast interest in law. In her role at Lawrina, Inna oversees the content team, establishes collaborations with writers, and curates content from various contributors.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the content for Lawrina, please feel free to contact Inna directly via email at i.chumachenko@lawrina.org or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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