What Our Services Cost

Rates and services

Custom automation services start at $165/hour, with discounts for nonprofits.
 
Some basic automation tasks may be at a reduced rate between $50-$75/hour.
 
Typical projects include:
  • Weekly project management meetings, from 15-60 minutes depending on need
  • An early preview that reaches “minimum useful product” stage
  • Several weeks of refining and iteration to closely align with your vision
  • Building out custom components, questions, and modules to support the current and future automations
  • Launch with branding and hosting

I like to begin working with new clients by doing a medium sprint of about 40 hours, which usually takes a total of 2-3 months. This is usually enough to reach a highly usable first iteration of a product that can go live into the world. It often includes 2-3 longer forms, and sometimes more (especially if the individual forms are relatively simple). After this initial sprint, we have a solid foundation to continue working together with a lot of the basic branding and look and feel set. Future forms do not require the same amount of preparation and setup and can be added more efficiently. 

What kind of projects does Lemma Legal handle?

The most common projects brought to us are interactive wizards or legal apps. Interactive legal apps walk your customer or client through the process of entering data, step-by-step, with guidance and validation on the way, saving you time and letting your customers enter data when it’s most convenient for them. Often the information is used to create a document, provide the user with advice, or save information directly into a database or case management system. An example of this kind of app familiar to US customers is TurboTax. Our strength is user centered design to create beautiful and highly usable interactive apps. Founder Quinten Steenhuis is the author of MADE, and wrote about the user-centered development process.
 
We also help customers setup template libraries. Template libraries are an advanced version of the templates that come with Microsoft Word. Our clients make templates that represent all of the common documents used in the lifecycle of a case or customer, such as basic contact letters, court pleadings, and motions. The strength of these libraries is the ability to connect to multiple data sources to avoid duplicate data entry. Docassemble can be the glue between your case management system and a powerful library of interactive forms. These libraries are popular with people frustrated with the limits of a template system that comes with their case management system or Microsoft Word.

Finally, we help customers with custom API integrations. For example, using location data to find the nearest courthouse, government office, or setting up an appointment in Office 365.

Hosting

A popular hosting option is AWS Lightsail. The 4 GB server is enough to run Docassemble comfortably, and costs approximately $20/month without maintenance or support.
 

Hosting is not our core business, but we are happy to help you with a place to put your interviews.  Contact us for pricing. We are also happy to set up Docassemble for you on a server of your choice for a fixed one-time fee of $150 with per-incident support billed hourly.