Everything you need to know about Goodlawyer's exclusive per page Contract Review micro legal service.
- What is a Contract Review?
- Pricing and Scope
- What is the Process?
- Why get a Contract Review?
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Book your Contract Review
What's a Contract Review?
A Contract Review is an exclusive Goodlawyer micro service designed to provide quick, reliable advice on your contracts and answer any questions related to them. Booking a Contract Review starts with scheduling a time, picking a lawyer, and submitting your document and questions. Your lawyer reviews your contract and returns a copy with comments and suggestions, then calls you at the scheduled time to explain their markup, give you advice, and discuss your options.
Your questions and file are encrypted so that only you and your lawyer can access them, and anything you discuss during a Contract Review is completely confidential and protected by attorney-client privilege.
Pricing and Scope
Part of our mission at Goodlawyer is to provide affordable access to legal services that make sense for business owners. Contract Reviews are the most affordable, quick, and convenient way to get professional legal advice on your contracts. Period.
$25 per page + tax
- $20 Legal fee
- $5 Service fee
- There is a two page, $50 minimum
- There is no charge for cover, signature, or other non-substantive pages
- Markup of your contract, document, or form
- 15 minute phone call with a qualified lawyer
- Answers to one or two specific questions
- Money-back satisfaction guarantee up to 4 pages ($100)
- In order to give reliable legal advice, a lawyer needs to review your document in full — no partial document reviews.
Revisions or redrafting or your contract, document, or form
- Completing legal research or providing a formal written legal opinion
- Additional work or questions following the call
- Negotiating on your behalf
Your lawyer may recommend additional services on or after your call. Your approval for any additional work is always required and you will never be billed for services you didn't agree to.
What is the process?
Book your appointment. Pick a lawyer and time for your appointment, and submit your questions online.
Upload your file. Send your contract and any relevant background information to your lawyer in a few clicks. Your lawyer will provide a markup of your document before your scheduled call.
Talk to your lawyer. Your lawyer will call you to discuss your file, their comments, and answer your questions.
Why get a Contract Review?
Because your contracts matter, a lot.
Strong contracts can resolve conflicts and prevent lawsuits, but they have to be done right. Ideally before they’re signed.
Understand what you’re signing (or signed).
A lawyer can explain your contract to you in plain english and point out areas that might leave you exposed. Get a leg-up in negotiations and ensure your interests are protected.
Avoid unnecessary risks.
The internet is full of generic contracts and templates that might not fit your business. A lawyer can determine if what you’re using makes sense for you, or not.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I send part of a document?
No. Goodlawyer can only guarantee the quality of your Contract Review if you submit the entire file for review. It is extremely difficult, sometimes impossible, to review part of a contract without the rest of the document for context.
Will I be charged for the title page?
No. We do not charge for title pages, signature pages, or any other non-substantial pages. Your lawyer will always double check that the number of pages is correct, either adding or removing pages from the bill as needed.
What if 15 minutes isn’t enough time?
If it looks like your call is going to take more than 15 minutes, your lawyer will let you know so that you can either extend the call or wrap the conversation up. If you’re having a productive discussion and decide to continue, it’s a flat rate of $39 per additional 15 minutes.
What if I end up needing more than advice?
Most Goodlawyer customers get the answers they need in a Contract Review, but some situations require more than advice. If you need something bigger, like an revisions or drafting a new agreement, your lawyer will give you an upfront fixed-price quote for the work. If you decide to proceed with the work, you won’t pay anything until after the work is done.
How does the guarantee work?
We guarantee that you will get high quality legal help. Your card is not charged until after your service is done, and if you are unsatisfied with the quality of your service or your lawyer, we will refund you up to 4 pages ($100). Simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate the refund process with our customer success team.
Do I need a lawyer in my province?
For most business law questions the answer is “no”. For employment and commercial tenancy related issues, it’s best to speak to a lawyer who has experience in your province. Goodlawyer has lawyers all over Canada with diverse experiences and specializations. If your lawyer doesn’t think they can answer your question due to a provincial issue, Goodlawyer will find another Good Lawyer who can help you.
"Easy access to professional advice. Never would have been able to afford and get an actual lawyer without a service like this. Put my mind at ease without ever needing to leave my couch!"
Braden, January 2021 — 5-Star Google Review
Talk to a good lawyer.