Last year, I reported here on the acquisition by LEAP Legal Software, an international provider of cloud-based practice management software for smaller law firms, of WealthCounsel, one of the leading providers of software, training and support for estate planning and elder law attorneys.

Now, building on that acquisition, LEAP is today announcing a new integration with WealthCounsel, making WealthCounsel’s drafting solution available directly within the LEAP platform, and creating the only integrated legal practice productivity and drafting solution for estate planning attorneys.

“This development marks a significant new chapter for users of LEAP, WealthCounsel, and the estate planning community at large,” said Peter Baverstock, president of LEAP US. “By embedding the power of WealthCounsel within LEAP, we’re giving the community something it hasn’t seen before: a single, integrated solution to revolutionize productivity.”

WealthCounsel’s drafting system is designed for new and experienced attorneys, providing an intuitive interface that guides users through a series of interview questions, and that is designed to include everything an attorney needs to draft confidently, competently, and efficiently.

Contextual help and resources are embedded throughout the drafting process to assist attorneys with navigating intricate legal provisions, ensuring accuracy, and reducing the risk of errors and inconsistencies.

Embedded within LEAP

With this new integration, those drafting tools are now embedded within LEAP, eliminating the need for legal professionals to toggle between multiple platforms, and reducing the risk of errors that can occur with disconnected systems.

Once a user creates a matter in LEAP, the user can launch LEAP’s WealthCounsel integration directly from the LEAP matter and begin document drafting without having to rekey matter and contact information. When drafting is complete, users can save documents directly to LEAP with the click of a button.

In addition, LEAP’s own library of forms includes a suite of probate documents, such as petitions and inventories, that can be automatically filled with case and client details.

Users can share completed documents with clients directly from the LEAP platform, for greater security in client communications.

LEAP says it will continue to build and enhance its platform by adding additional features offered specifically for estate planning and administration practitioners.

“We are proud of the value that WealthCounsel’s technology delivers for our members and we know that this value will only continue to grow as a result of the integration and our groundbreaking partnership,” said Henna Shah, CEO of WealthCounsel. “With the LEAP integration, we can now provide a holistic platform for attorneys to have an end-to-end solution.”

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.