High-quality legal contract templates for your small business

Simple, flexible, tailored to you.

01.

Choose the agreement

Choose from common contract patterns such as consulting or independent contractor agreements or a non-disclosure agreement. All of these have been thoughtfully drafted by lawyers, not by AI.

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Answer a few questions

Answer a few brief questions to customize the template — similar to how a lawyer would interview you if you were a client.

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Generate the perfect agreement

Magistrate takes your answers and renders the perfect, high-quality agreement tailored to your business.

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Send for signature

Send your agreement for signature on Magistrate! No need to mess with DocuSign.


Feel confident in what you sign

No more sketchy Google searches for contract templates

Automate Legal

Simple, flexible API

Magistrate has a simple but powerful API to trigger the generation of these contracts based on inputs. These inputs can come from something like Salesforce or Airtable or from no-code integrations (coming soon) like Zapier.

Custom Templates

These common documents used by small businesses are great, but we can’t think of everything. If your business needs a custom document template – say, a custom sales agreement or manufacturing agreement – you can create your own document templates with their own input variables that you can trigger with your existing workflows.

No-Code Integrations

We’re hard at work on integrating Magistrate with common no-code platforms like Zapier, Make, and Pipedream. Sign up to be notified when we launch those.

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Magistrate was founded by me, Harry Khanna, a software engineer turned corporate lawyer. I have been practicing law for over 7 years, and every contract template available on Magistrate was carefully crafted by me.

No. This is a software product and is not legal services. Nothing on this website is legal advice. Consult with your own attorney if you have questions about the law or your particular circumstances.

These agreements have been thoughtfully researched and prepared by experienced lawyers. That said, we’re a tech company, not a law firm, so we can’t promise anything about the legal effect of the agreements themselves. We are very confident in our work product — Magistrate uses the product itself. But if you need legal advice, check with a lawyer.

The electronic signature process is binding if you are in the United States. The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN) together with the broad adoption of the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA) by 47 states ensures the validity of electronic signatures.

You may not be able to use electronic signatures for things like wills, adoption paperwork, powers of attorney, and other instruments that are specifically required to be wet signed or notarized. Check with your lawyer.

If you are outside the United States, this product is not for you (yet).

Magistrate generates signature blocks based on the parties’ information you provide and appends them to the body of the contract. This means you should not include any signature blocks in the body of the contract.

The signature blocks are formatted in the style recommended by the Manual of Style for Contract Drafting 4th Edition. The signer clicks their signature block to sign the contract.

I’ve always thought that the fake cursive signatures that most electronic signature platforms make you use when e-signing a contract are silly. Magistrate instead uses something called a “conformed signature.”

When a person signs the contract, the signature block will display something like /s/ Jane Smith. This means the contract has been signed by that person, and this conformed signature is the valid representation of a person’s signature.

I’m doing this because its too difficult for small businesses to access high quality legal work without spending valuable money on lawyers who make sloppy mistakes or don’t respond to your emails and bill you for the privilege.

I’ve drafted hundreds of contractor agreements in my private practice and thousands of NDAs. Each draft is so similar, but my clients’ needs are just different enough that its impossible to use existing templating solutions which are limited to mail merge-like functionality. So I spend hours of my time and my clients’ money to do something that I know deep down software can do if only we had the right tool.

Magistrate takes healthy inspiration from the concepts and best practices of software development to make a product that makes it possible for people to get high quality legal work product without the cost of an expensive lawyer.

With these borrowed concepts from software development and new tooling, I see a future where lawyers and power users of the law can collaborate on legal forms with the same ease of opening a pull request. A future where governments publish legislation and trade associations publish model agreements and invite feedback from the public.

I hope this excites you like it excites me. There is so much more to say on this topic. Read more.

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