Docracy is an open collection of free online legal documents, as well as a platform for negotiating and signing documents online. The documents are shared, rated and curated by the community of users, including lawyers, organizations and business owners.
Lawyers can use Docracy to find documents from their peers and manage the signing of documents online, which means it is possible to find forms from reputable law firms. That being said, lawyers typically customize forms to meet a specific business’s needs or local regulations. So anyone using Docracy should use caution and keep in mind that documents may carry specific organizational biases or state requirements with them. Docracy doesn’t offer any ongoing attorney support or services to help you answer questions or address issues. As with all these services, access to free documents is a tool that can save time and money, but it cannot replace a lawyer.
How it works:
Legal forms: Legal forms are created and uploaded by members of the Docracy community, who are required to create a profile so you can trust the source of the document. As a user, you can search through the Docracy library based on your area of concern (small business, freelancer, etc.). Based on the profile, the number of people who have used a form, and user comments, you can determine which form is best for you—and then download it and customize it for free. Docracy also offers Super Signing, which lets you invite your partners and stake holders to view changes to the document and sign it online.