Goodlawyer Pro

Everything you need to know about Goodlawyer Pro.

  1. What is Goodlawyer Pro?
  2. Pricing and Scope 
    • Advice Sessions
    • Contract Review
    • Legal Strategy Session
    • Annual Corporate Return
    • Service Fees
  3. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Sign Up for Pro

 


What is Goodlawyer Pro?

Goodlawyer Pro is a subscription membership that provides incredible value to our customers. With Pro, you'll have access to our Canada-wide network of independent business lawyers who can help you in any legal area your business needs — all with  no billable hours or surprise fees. 

 


Pricing and Scope

$599 + tax per year

Goodlawyer Pro is for dedicated business owners that want to save money on legal services, and intend to grow various aspects of their business. When thinking about all of the perks that an annual Goodlawyer Pro membership provides, we like to compare it to a banana split sundae.

  • The ice cream — Unlimited free legal Advice Sessions
  • The banana — Your first two pages of every Contract Review free. 
  • The chocolate fudge — Half off service fees on fixed-fee and custom jobs.
  • The sprinkles — $99 Legal Strategy Sessions.
  • And the cherry on top — Your Annual Corporate Return completed for free.

Sounds delicious, right?! Here's a little more info about each of the perks.

Advice Session

Unlimited free Advice Sessions ($39 regular price)

An Advice Session is an exclusive Goodlawyer micro service designed to provide quick, simple answers to specific legal questions over the phone (or video call). While Advice Sessions are normally $39 per 15-minutes, with Goodlawyer Pro, you'll receive unlimited Advice Sessions for free. 

Learn more about Advice Sessions here

Contract Review

$50 off on every Contract Review (2 pages free)

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. A lawyer will review and markup your contract, then call you to explain their findings. With Goodlawyer Pro, you'll get the first 2 pages of any contract for free, and then just need to pay an additional $25 per page.

Learn more about Contract Reviews here

Legal Strategy Session

$100 off Legal Strategy Sessions ($199 regular price)

A Legal Strategy Session is a 45 to 60 minute deep dive with a lawyer to help you develop a customized legal strategy for your business around a specific legal challenge you are facing. While a Legal Strategy Session is normally $199, you'll get $100 off per session with Goodlawyer Pro.

Learn more about Legal Strategy Sessions here

Annual Corporate Returns

Free every year for your corporation ($199 regular price)

Annual Corporate Returns are mandatory for every incorporated business in Canada. Missing your deadline can have serious impacts to your corporation. With Goodlawyer Pro, you'll never worry about them again. We'll notify you, collect the signatures, and let you know when it's done. Boom.

Learn more about Annual Corporate Returns here.

Service Fees

Half off Goodlawyer service fees (10% discount)

Goodlawyer has a wide variety of fixed-fee legal services and custom quote services. These are all subject to a 20% service fee, but with Goodlawyer Pro, you'll only have to pay a 10% service fee on marketplace services.

Check out all of our fixed-fee services on our pricing page here

 

Services can be booked with lawyers in any of our practice areas, such as Corporate & Commercial, Employment & HR, Privacy & Data Security, Intellectual Property, Tax, Business Immigration, or Wills & Estates depending on your specific needs.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

What if I just have one question?

If you think you're only going to need a single 15-minute call with a lawyer, consider booking an Advice Session instead of signing up for Pro. This will be slightly cheaper and quicker.

Can I share a Pro account with my business partner?

No. Law Society regulations require lawyers to keep extensive documentation of each person they deal with and Goodlawyer Pro accounts can only contain the profile of one person. This is an inconvenience we're aware of and hope to solve in the near future.

Can I work with more than one lawyer?

Yes. You can work with a different lawyer every day, if you want to. If you'd rather work exclusively with a single lawyer, you can do that too.

What happens if I cancel my Pro membership?

Canceling your membership will cancel the automatic renewal of your subscription. You will still retain access to all of the Pro features until your renewal date, at which point you will lose access to all Pro features. You’ll still have access to your Goodlawyer account and the marketplace and won’t lose any of your records or previous interactions with lawyers.

What's the difference between Advice Sessions and Legal Strategy Sessions?

Advice Sessions ($0 for Pros) are a 15 minute call with your lawyer to help you identify or diagnose common legal issues and a suitable plan of attack.

Legal Strategy Sessions ($99 for Pros) are for more complex questions that require a deep dive and give you up to 1 hour of your lawyer's time. This 60 minutes might be spent entirely on one call with you, or might need to be split up into shorter calls and some time for your lawyer to research your issue. Either way, total lawyer time is up to 60 minutes.

Are there any limits on Advice Sessions?

No, not at the moment. You can book as many sessions as you need with as many lawyers as you need. The only restriction that we impose is that Pros are not allowed to stack and book back-to-back Advice Sessions. For issues that you think require more than 15 minutes, please book a Legal Strategy Session ($99 for Pros).

If we start seeing too many Pros abuse Advice Sessions, we might have to impose limits in the future.

Are there any limitations or exceptions to the Annual Corporate Return plans?

Goodlawyer’s Annual Corporate Return Plan is designed for private Canadian companies that are incorporated either federally or provincially and are in good standing under all applicable governing corporate law statutes.

Our Annual Corporate Return Plan is not applicable to sole proprietors, partnerships, not-for-profit entities or publicly traded (distributing) companies.

Are the filing fees included?

Government filing fees for Federal, BC, AB, or ON incorporations are included. Additional government fees and charges may apply to Annual Returns completed for:

  • Provincial corporations with extra-provincial registrations
  • Federal corporations with more than one extra-provincial registration
  • Corporations with principal or extra-provincial registrations in provinces other than BC, AB, or ON.
  • Corporations whose substantive corporate information has changed since the filing of their last Annual Return, such that they must file a Notice of Change of Address, Notice of Change of Directors or other official Notice prior to completing their Annual Corporate Return.
  • Corporations with outstanding years that need to be filed (additional $100 + tax per year)

My minute book needs to be updated. Is that included?

The Annual Corporate Return Plan does not include minute book reconciliation or maintenance if your corporate documents have not been kept up to date. If your minute book needs work before we can file your return, you might need to hire a good lawyer to get you sorted.

What if I need advice relating to a contract?

If you have specific questions about a specific contract, you will need to book a Contract Review, and Pros get $50 off every Contract Review.

If you're looking for high-level advice on a topic related to contracts, you can ask your lawyer in an Advice Session and your Pro membership will cover it for free.

Is there a free trial?

No, not usually. On some occasions, our sales team can give out a free trial of Pro, but we believe that the value of our subscription model speaks for itself. We recommend booking an Advice Session or a Legal Concierge™ service if you want to get a feel for using Goodlawyer before signing up for Pro.

 


 

Don't just take our word for it, see what some of our current Goodlawyer Pro subscribers have to say as well: 

“So far I’ve worked with several different lawyers on the Goodlawyer platform. The cool thing is that if one lawyer is booked up for several weeks, there are often several others available within the same day or next day. This is incredibly convenient and makes it the #1 platform for fast answers to pressing legal questions. It’s like having a General Counsel a few button clicks away.”

— Stephen Wensley, Acuspire

See the full case study here.

 

“Knowing that I’ve got a team of all-star lawyers behind me is so good. If you’re not using Goodlawyer Pro, you’re missing out and probably paying way too much!”

— Phil Godin, Proaxion

See the full case study here.

Are you ready to take your business to the next level?

Sign Up for Goodlawyer Pro

 

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