Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Announces Formulaw: Intelligent Forms Solution for Illinois Attorneys

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CHICAGO--()--Yesterday at its 58th Annual Estate Planning Short Course, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) launched a new automated Elder Law Forms Suite, Preparing for Disability. This forms set, the pilot package for a new product line of intelligent forms branded as “Formulaw,” combines the power of TheFormTool PRO software with the trusted practice guidance of select forms from the Institute’s elder law publications collection. The result is a series of 8 forms that the elder law practitioner can quickly, easily, and accurately complete within Microsoft Word for Windows by providing answers to a series of questions.

“Every lawyer I know wants to be more efficient in office practice and simultaneously reduce errors and the potential for errors,” said Michael J. Rooney, Executive Director of the Institute. “These twin goals are not mutually exclusive. The combination of TheFormTool and the Formulaw forms suites enables subscribers to accomplish their goals and improve service to their clients, making everyone happy.”

This Changes Everything

The potential impact of Formulaw on Illinois attorneys’ document assembly methods is momentous. The easy-to-install FormTool PRO, which plugs right into the user’s Microsoft Word for Windows toolbar, saves lawyers loads of valuable time, freeing them up to attend to and bill time for other matters. At the same time, Formulaw forms unburden attorneys of the drudgery of document preparation and increase the accuracy of the completed documents to boot. Best of all, these efficiencies are available at an affordable price: $89 for TheFormTool PRO and $100 for the Formulaw Elder Law: Preparing for Disability Forms Suite. The cost of commissioning a custom-crafted suite of these same forms is estimated at $1,600.

The “intelligent” aspect comes into play vis-a-vis a query table that appears at the end of an automated form document. By inputting the answers to questions posed to extract the information needed to complete the form and clicking on the “Fill” button, the user ends up with a document customized for the matter at hand. The tool does all the work of adding or deleting text; inserting proper names, contact information, and numerical figures; automatically adjusting subject-pronoun agreement; and even performing mathematical calculations. The result is fewer errors and faster documents.

Formulaw Availability

The Formulaw Elder Law: Preparing for Disability Forms Suite is available for a special price of $100 for 8 forms (plus a bonus document) through June 30, 2015, and can be purchased at www.iicle.com/elder-law-preparing-for-disability. Purchasers of this “pilot package” will be provided with additional forms in the Elder Law Suite (to be expanded this summer) free of charge. Attorneys can obtain TheFormTool PRO for a one-time fee of $89 at www.theformtool.com/formulaw.

Founded in 1961, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) is the leader in Illinois legal practice guidance. The organization offers a wide range of products and services designed to improve the legal profession in Illinois through the education of Illinois attorneys.

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) and Formulaw are or have pending either registered trademarks or trademarks in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information on TheFormTool PRO and Formulaw, visit: www.iicle.com/formulaw.

Contacts

IICLE:
Amy McFadden, 217-321-0737
AMcFadden@iicle.com
or
TheFormTool, LLC
Bob Christensen, 866-311-6000 x110
info@theformtool.com

Release Summary

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education releases first "intelligent" documents from its library of legal forms for Illinois lawyers and chooses TheFormTool PRO to automate forms.

Contacts

IICLE:
Amy McFadden, 217-321-0737
AMcFadden@iicle.com
or
TheFormTool, LLC
Bob Christensen, 866-311-6000 x110
info@theformtool.com