Get Started With eSignatures

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Your Clio subscription includes the ability to send documents for eSignature to clients and co-counsel at no additional cost. eSignatures are available with the Dropbox Sign integration. You do not need a separate Dropbox Sign subscription plan to benefit from this feature; however, you cannot use Dropbox Sign eSignatures outside of Clio Manage and Grow.

View eSignature limits

The number of eSignatures available to your firm each month depends on your subscription plan. For Clio Manage, EasyStart plans have three free eSignatures each month, Essentials plans have 15 free eSignatures each month, and Advanced and Complete plans have unlimited eSignatures. Your eSignature count in Clio Grow is unlimited. 

Your eSignature count is updated once a document is sent to a client for signing. Each document sent out counts as one signature. If you are on Clio’s EasyStart or Essentials plans, you can view the number of eSignatures you have remaining for the month.

  1. Go to Documents.
  2. Find your PDF document and click the down arrow next to View.
  3. Select e-Sign. A window will appear that displays the number of remaining e-signatures.

Note: Unused eSignatures are not cumulative. This means that unused eSignatures do not roll over to the next month.

 

Send documents for eSignatures in Clio Manage

Before sending a PDF document for eSignature in Clio Manage, you will need to upload the document into a matter’s Documents folder or into the main Documents tab. You can do this by uploading in Clio Manage or by using Clio Drive.

Important: You can only send a document for eSignature to a contact that has an email address linked to their contact card.

  1. Go to Documents.
  2. Find the PDF document and then click the down arrow next to View and select e-Sign. The maximum PDF file size in Dropbox Sign is 40 MB and 500 pages.
  3. Click Prepare for signing. The document will open in Dropbox Sign.
  4. Click and drag the Signature field onto the document and select the assignee. You can also add initial and date fields.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Optional: Change the title, add a message, or add another recipient.
  7. Click Send for signature.

 

Send documents for eSignatures in Clio Grow

In Clio Grow, you can prepare and send a document for eSignature using the text-editor template or the PDF template, or by uploading a PDF document from your computer.

Important: You can only send a document for eSignature to a contact that has an email address linked to their contact card.

Text-editor or PDF template Upload PDF from computer

Follow these steps to send a document for eSignature via a text-editor or PDF template.

  1. Go to Documents and click Prepare Document or go to a matter and under Add single item, select Prepare Document.
  2. Select Use template.
  3. Select a template and select which contact information you want to populate in the document, and then click Draft document.
    • The number of available signature fields depends on the settings you configured for the selected template.
    • The maximum PDF file size in Dropbox Sign is 40 MB and 500 pages.
  4. Select Prepare for Signing.
  5. Select contact and firm user signers and then click Continue.
  6. Click and drag the Signature field onto the document and select the assignee. You can also add initial and date fields.
  7. Click Send for signature.
  8. Select either Send document link or Sign document now and then click either Continue to send document or Sign document.
    • Send document link: If you select this option, you can send the document to contact recipients by email and text, and you can send the document to firm user recipients and yourself by email. Learn more about sending text notifications to clients in Clio Grow here.
    • Sign document now: If you select this option, you can add your signature to the document first before sending it to your client.
  9. Optional: After sending the document by email, you can add a due date or schedule a reminder. Just find the document task under the matter's Intake process section, click the Options dropdown and make your selection.

Note: If there are multiple signers, each signer will receive a separate email.

 

Overview of recipient workflow

When the recipient receives the emailed document, they can click a secure link in the email to electronically sign the document. When they view the document, you will receive an email informing you that the document has been viewed. The recipient will follow the below workflow to sign the document:

  1. Open the email and click Review & Sign. The document will open in Dropbox Sign.
  2. Click Get started.
  3. Select Click to sign. The recipient can use their mouse or touchpad to draw their signature. The recipient can also type the signature or add an image.
  4. Click Insert.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Agree to Dropbox Sign’s terms of service and select I agree.

 

After the document is signed

When everyone has signed the document, each signee will receive an emailed copy of the signed document. Recipients will receive a PDF copy in the email, and they can also view the signed document in Dropbox Sign.

If the document requires multiple signatures, you will receive an email informing you that all users have signed the document. You can also find a signed copy of the document in the Documents section of Clio Manage, alongside the unsigned document.

 

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