Automated WESA Precedents

Automated WESA Precedents

Toronto, Ont., May 2, 2012 - Emergent, Canada’s leading provider of “cradle-to-grave” software solutions for Estates practitioners, confirmed today that dozens of BC law firms plan to use Emergent's software to automate their WESA ready Wills, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements and reporting letter precedents.

“Since 1993, Emergent’s software has been used by over 86% of Canada’s leading Estates practitioners to draft estate planning documents, administer estates and prepare Statements of Account in court-approved format should passing accounts become necessary”, says Darren Cooper, President & CEO of Emergent. “Instead of following other vendors who charge an exorbitant license fee for will drafting software in addition to fees for adding a law firms precedents, Emergent offers will drafting software which uses each lawyers' own content and licenses the system for a nominal one-time license fee per file which is most often passed along as a disbursement.  This nominal fee allows firms to automate virtually every estate planning document at no direct cost to the law firm."

Emergent’s Estate Planning software allows complex and standard wills to be created quickly and boasts many features for timely reminders, includes an electronic index of documents stored in a firms vault and allows users to create mirror wills with a single click.

“Like most law firms in BC, we had been working diligently to update our precedents in preparation for WESA since it was announced,” says a lawyer at a prominent law firm in one of BC’s largest cities. “Emergent’s software will help us easily transition staff to the updated precedents, provide clients with secure read-only access to their documents any time of day, and turn our Wills & Estates practice into a profit center. Emergent’s license fee was more than reasonable and we’re delighted to finally be paying for technology based on usage.”

When asked how much a “nominal” license fee was, Cooper replied “it all depends on volume, terms and the number of precedents being automated.  The license fee could be $40 per File if volumes are limited to only 2 files per month or could be as low as $10 per File for high volume firms. The license fee, whatever it is, is only charged once.  The client can keep coming back for additional documents and revisions year after year without any additional licensing fees. It’s the most cost-effective way of automating an entire practice area and reaping the rewards automation can provide”.

To view Emergent’s will drafting software in action, click on the desired registration date below. 

May 3, 2012 @ 4pm PST / 7pm EST

May 8, 2012 @ 1pm PST / 4pm EST

May 17, 2012 @ 9am PST / 12pm EST

June 8, 2012 @ 10am PST / 1pm EST

For a detailed discussion of Emergent’s other software and services, call 866-408-2833 x1 or visit Emergent's website at

About Estate Planning & Vault Manager

Estate Planning & Vault Manager is the most comprehensive and robust will automation software solution in Canada. The software is specially designed to automate Canadian wills, powers of attorney, reporting letters, codicils, letters to insurers and much, much more. The software has been available since 1999 and is used by Canada's most respected legal professionals.

About Emergent

Emergent is Canada's leading document creation and file management software experts. Emergent's software is available to law firms on a pay-per-use basis and our website includes videos showing how our software works and the minimal license fees associated thereto. For more information, visit, or visit our upcoming webinars page to register for a free webinar.

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