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We have exciting news to share with you regarding IowaDocs: The Iowa State Bar Association has renewed its publishing agreement with Hotdocs, Inc. so that we can continue to provide you IowaDocs®.   Our new agreement not only allows the ISBA to distribute IowaDocs® on the desktop as in the past but via the cloud using HotDocs Market. This agreement represents the ISBA’s commitment to our members by offering the latest technology to improve practice management, generate workflow efficiencies and deliver value for your clients. 

Access to IowaDocs® through HotDocs Market begins January 7, 2015 – and all future IowaDocs® renewals will be completed by using HotDocs Market.  If you have an invoice for renewal from the ISBA please disregard the invoice and use the HotDocs Market for renewal, effective immediately. If you have already renewed your subscription for 2015, an account will be established for you over the next several days.  Once completed notification will be sent. 

What is HotDocs Market

HotDocs Market is a unique ecommerce platform offering expertly crafted legal templates published by Bar Associations and other Legal industry experts and automated using HotDocs technology! Through HotDocs Market you will be able to complete and deliver your IowaDocs® documents in minutes , receive ongoing updates of all forms instead of having to install a CD-ROM on your desktop.

HotDocs Market allows you to take advantage of proven, existing templates that are easy to use. It helps you avoid spending unnecessary time and money creating your own templates. And it’s easy – select your product, choose the pricing option that works for you, and checkout. Products are immediately accessible in your HotDocs Market account.

Because it’s Cloud-based, you can access your HotDocs Market account from anywhere at any time on any browser-enabled device and access your IowaDocs® content.

Benefits of HotDocs Market

 Below are just some of the benefits of accessing IowaDocs® on HotDocs Market - a new cloud-based, e-commerce marketplace: 

• No software to install annually
• Accessed from any computer or mobile device with current web browser
• No need to worry about template updates or if you are using the current form
• Updates are made by the ISBA and are immediately available for all users
• Session (Answer files) are saved in HotDocs Market or can be downloaded to your desktop.
• Extended technical support hours
• And more!

Subscribe to IowaDocs on HotDocs Market.

To register with HotDocs Market please click the link below for detailed information:

    Registration Information

Training Opportunities

In cooperation with HotDocs, we will offer weekly webinars for Iowa Bar members to learn how to subscribe to and use IowaDocs® on HotDocs Market, beginning January 8, 2015.  Below is information to join.

Click here to watch a pre recorded webinar at your convenience.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. So will this now work on a Mac?

Yes, IowaDocs® on the HotDocs Marketplace will work with Mac’s.  It will actually work on any internet connected device (computer, tablet, phones, etc.), you just need to know your username and password and use a current, up-to-date web-browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari).  No longer will you need to use virtual machine software (Parallels, Fusion or Bootcamp) to install HotDocs software and the IowaDocs® library.  However, if you still want to use the desktop version of the software you will still need to run it on a Windows OS computer or install it on your virtual machine like you have in the past.

2. What if I still only want to use the desktop version?

You will still be able to run IowaDocs® on your computer just like you have in the past.  IowaDocs® 2015 isn’t ready for release and once it is you will get an email stating what you need to do to update your current 2014 library  to reflect the 2015 library.  This email and the update will arrive in mid-February 2015.

3. I paid for my subscription already before this release, what do I do?

You just need to register with HotDocs Market with the email that the ISBA has on file for the member that subscribes to IowaDocs.  See "Registration Information" link above for detailed instructions.

4. I haven’t paid for my 2015 IowaDocs® yet, what do I do?

Visit and register (NOTE: you must use the email address of the IowaDocs subscriber that the ISBA has on file).  Once registered you simply select the IowaDocs® product and pay for your subscription to access the new IowaDocs® library.  You can visit the "Registration Information" link above for detailed instructions if you wish.

5.  How do I add others to my account if I have more than a 1 attorney firm?

   Here are the instructions for a user that has already purchased IowaDocs:

   • Login at with the primary subscriber’s credentials.
    Click on the green button labeled “My Account” in the upper-right corner.
    Near the top center click on “Content Sharing”
    Click on the “Manage Sharing” button
    Enter the email address of the person you would like to invite to use of the user accounts under your subscription.
    The recipient needs only to follow the instructions in the email invitation and create their own user account, and they are up and running with IowaDocs®.

6.  How do I add another attorney to our subscription?

   To add another attorney to your subscription do the following - this will prorate this individual for your subscription year.
    Login at with the primary subscriber’s credentials.
    Click on “Market”at the top and select "IowaDocs".
    Click “Add to Cart” button on the right, under “New Licenses” select the number of licenses you need to add.
    Proceed to checkout and follow those instructions.
    When finished with the checkout, click on "My Account" button in the upper-right corner.
    Select "Content Sharing" link.
    Click on "Manage Sharing" button and invite users by using their email address.


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