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Everything you need to test apps and activate them for public use.

Standard

Build private apps and control who you share them with.

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For power users. More apps with most control.

Price

Free

$35.00 / month

$65.00 / month

Number of Apps
Test Mode Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Activated — Public Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Activated — Private 1 10 25
Features
Storage 20 GB 100 GB 500 GB
Email Limits 1,000 / month 2,500 / month 10,000 / month
Email 3rd Parties
Clio Integration
Google Drive Integration
Remove Community.lawyer attribution
Payments — via My Account Applies when you add a payment block to an app you've activated to My Account.
Stripe Stripe Fee: 2.9% + 30¢ *
Community.lawyer Fee: 5%
Stripe Fee: 2.9% + 30¢ *
Community.lawyer Fee: 2%
Stripe Fee: 2.9% + 30¢ *
Community.lawyer Fee: 0%
LawPay LawPay Fee: 1.95% + 20¢ †
Community.lawyer Fee: 0%
Payments — via App Store or Communities Applies when you charge for the use of apps activated to Communities.
In-app payments, subscription fees, and duplication fees Stripe Fee: 2.9% + 30¢ *
Marketplace Fee: 15%
Community Admin Fee: 5% ‡

* Subject to change based on Stripe.

† Subject to change and exceptions apply; see LawPay for details.

‡ If there is no Community Admin, or you are the Admin of the Community, the Community Admin fees goes to Community.lawyer.

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FAQ

How do I get started?

Getting started is simple. Just create an account and start building. That's it. You can create an app from scratch or customize one of our template apps, and start turbocharging your legal service delivery in minutes. It's completely free to build and test your apps out on Community.lawyer.

How much does it cost?

Cost depends on how you activate your apps.

When you've finished testing and are ready to launch your app, you will need to "activate" the app in order to go live. You can decide whether to activate your app publicly or privately.

You can activate unlimited public apps free of charge but are restricted to one private app unless you upgrade to a paid subscription. Additional features (e.g. LawPay, extra storage, third-party emails) may also require upgrading your subscription.

What's the difference between public and private apps?

Apps are public if they are activated to a public Community where anyone can use them. Apps are private if they are activated only to your account or to private Communities.

When an app is activated solely to your account, it can only be used by you or the people you give a special shareable link to. When an app is activated to a private Community, it can only be used by the members of that Community.

How do I charge for the use of my app?

There are two ways to charge for the use of your app.

  1. In-App Payments: You can build an app that accepts payments via a connected Stripe or LawPay account. For example, you could build an app that helps someone incorporate a new company -- and charge people for use of the app.
  2. Subscription or Duplication Fees: If you share your app on a Community and give other users permission to subscribe or duplicate the app, you can charge for that too. Duplication fees are one-time charges, whereas subscription fees can be one-time or monthly charges -- the choice is yours.

What does Community.lawyer charge for in-app payment processing?

If your app includes in-app payments, Community.lawyer may charge a payment processing fee in addition to any fees charged by your connected payment processor (Stripe or LawPay). This fee ranges from 5% for subscribers to the Open plan to 0% for subscribers to the Premium plan. These fees only apply to apps you activate to your account, not to apps activated to Communities.

What are Communities?

Communities are places where people can discover and share apps. App authors who activate their apps on Communities can choose to allow others to use the app for free or for a fee.

When you activate an app to a Community, you determine how others will be able to use your app — e.g. whether they can run your app, subscribe to it, or even duplicate it.

There are two types of Communities: public and private. Apps in public Communities can be used by anyone. Apps in private Communities are restricted to members of that Community.

What are the Marketplace and Community Admin fees?

When you activate an app to a Community, you can let others use your app for free or you can charge for usage (for example, via in-app purchases, duplication fees, or subscription fees).

Anytime someone is charged for using an app activated to a Community, we deduct a 15% Marketplace Fee in order to help us cover the costs of running our platform and a 5% Community Admin Fee to help people who administer Commmunities cover their costs.

Stripe's payment processing fees also apply to any charges.

How do I create my own Community?

With Communities, you can create your own app library or app store for law. To do so, just create an account on Community.lawyer and click the "Start a community" button. Once created, you can use your account to send out invitations to join your Community.

As the owner of a Community, you receive 5% of the revenue generated from any in-app purchases, subscriptions to, or duplications of apps that other users activate to your Community. If a user activates their app to multiple Communities, the 5% Community Admin fee is split evenly among the Community owners.

Is my information secure?

Safeguarding your data is our top priority. We employ security best practices like encrypting data in transit via Transport Layer Security (TLS) and performing daily backups. In addition, your data is stored in data centers architected to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations in the world. These data centers are managed in accordance with leading data security standards, including SOC 1 - 3, PCI DSS Level 1, and ISO 9001 / ISO 27001.

Is Community.lawyer open source?

Community.lawyer is not open-source, but we've tried to develop our technology with a spirit of openness. We do this by providing free hosting of apps built and shared openly on Community.lawyer. We've also built our platform to incorporate the open-source expert system technology, Docassemble. This means many of the apps you create using Community.lawyer can be exported and installed directly on the Docassemble platform. To learn more about our work to support the open-source Docassemble project, click here.

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Community.lawyer does not provide legal services, legal representation, lawyer referral services, recommendations of lawyers, or legal advice of any kind. Because no attorney-client relationship is formed by the use of Community.lawyer, communications via the platform are not privileged. Your use of Community.lawyer is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.