Automate Your Paperwork

Creating legal documents should be as easy as filling out a form. Now it is.

You don't have to know how to code.

And if you do know how to code, there's an API.

Create legal documents using an intuitive, point-and-click web interface.

Screenshot of the point-and-click interface

We think like lawyers. We work like developers.

Developer Documentation

Developer-Friendly API

Thoroughly documented, thoughtfully designed.

Simple, powerful API to trigger the creation and signing of legal documents. Webhooks to observe them every step of the way.

Plain.txt

Plain text legal documents to build the future we want.

We believe Microsoft Word holds back the progress of modern law. Magistrate is powered by plain text and the decades of open source tools built to work with it.

No-Code Integrations

Coming soon

We’re hard at work on integrating Magistrate with common no-code platforms like Zapier, Make, and Pipedream.

Pricing Plans

If you need a custom agreement template that you can integrate into your business processes, let's talk!

Free Tier

Give Magistrate a try and see if it is right for you.

$0 / month

  • Access to all official contract templates
  • Send 2 contracts a month for signature
  • 2 parties per contract
  • API access
  • No support available
  • No custom contract templates
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Small business

Our most popular plan for small businesses and startups.

$39 / month

  • Everything in the Free Tier
  • Send 1,000 contracts per month
  • 10 parties per contract
  • Advanced integrations (coming soon)
  • Email support
  • No custom contract templates
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Custom

Love Magistrate but need something custom? We'll work with you.

Let's Talk

  • Everything in the small business plan
  • Your own custom contract templates
  • High touch support from Magistrate team for building custom contract templates
  • Priority phone and email support
  • On-site support available
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Frequently asked questions

Can't find the answer your looking for? Let us know!

    • Who are you?

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

      Right now, Magistrate offers templates for Independent Contractor Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, and SAFEs. More are being added regularly. If there's one you'd like to see, reach out and let us know!
    • Can I use my own custom agreement templates with Magistrate?

      Yes! Contact us and we will get you set up.
    • How do signatures work?

      Magistrate generates signature blocks based on the parties and adds them into 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.

    • Are the signatures legally binding?

      Yes, 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.

    • What about those fake cursive signatures?

      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.

    • Are you my lawyer?

      No. This is a software product and is not legal services. Nothing on this website is legal advice, and use of this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. Consult with your own attorney if you have questions about the law or your particular circumstances.

Automate your paperwork

Focus on your business, not redlining different variations of the same contract.

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Paperwork shouldn't be the bottleneck.

As an in-house lawyer at a fast growing startup, I watched as we onboarded hundreds of new customers a week. When the company closed a customer, the customer signed an agreement that reflected their unique terms. Our legal team created that contract for every customer by hand. It was the last — and the slowest — step in closing a customer.

We were overwhelmed. We hired outside consultants for hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to maintain Microsoft Word plugins tying the contract creation step into the business database. As a former software engineer, I knew the problem could be solved much cheaper and much faster. And I was sure my employer wasn’t the only company with this problem.

That’s why I started Magistrate. Too often, legal paperwork is the bottleneck. But no longer. Have a complicated custom agreement that you use for your customers? We can turn it into a template. Want to use a standard form? Use one of our off-the-shelf templates.

So don’t sweat the legal fees and lawyer delays, because you can create & sign legal documents directly from your data. Papering the deal won’t ever slow down your business again.

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Harry Khanna
Founder and CEO of Magistrate

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