June 14th, 2012 by Gwynne Monahan
Earlier this week, we announced a new integration with the Clio Platform: RightSignature. The integration brings solo and small law firms that much closer to a paperless workflow. A literal paperless workflow. Instead of emailing a document that your Client has to print out, sign and then either mail or scan and email back, your Client can, instead, sign the document electronically.
Yes. That’s right. Electronically. And the electronic signature creates a binding, legal document, complete with a Signature Certificate and time-stamped audit:
You receive an email confirmation with a link to the signed document. Your Client also receives an email confirmation when signed, and an additional email for access to the secure archive.
You don’t need to print, your Client doesn’t need to print, sign and mail or otherwise scan and send back. It can all be done within a browser, online, bringing your solo or small law firm that much closer to a completely paperless office.
To get started, sign up for a RightSignature account, if you don’t have one already. Then do the following:
- Click “Your Account” and go to “Integrations.”
- Scroll until you see the Clio logo.
- Click the Clio logo.
- Click the green “Activate” button to connect RightSignature to your Clio account.
- Click the green “Yes, Let’s Connect” button to grant appropriate permissions.
And that’s it! Now, when you go to RightSignature and click the “Send a Document” button, you’ll see the Clio logo:
Just click it, and a list of invoices from Clio appears. Select the one you want, fill in the “People Involved” fields, which can also pull your Clio Contacts, and send the document through RightSignature normally.
Your Client gets an email with a link to the PDF. Your Client simply clicks the link, which opens the PDF in the browser so he or she can review the document and then sign it. Once signed, both you and your Client receive an email notification confirming the signature. A PDF link is included that shows the signature as well as the Signature Certificate and time-stamped audit.
The document is in the RightSignature secure vault that you can access, and your Client can also access for his or her own records and piece of mind.
Both you and your Client have a record of the document, when it was sent and when it was signed. And neither side has had to print out a single piece of paper.
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