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External Forms (Beta)

This module is in beta testing on select sites. Availability and pricing are subject to change.

This feature allows an External Form to be completed by a client who receives a link to the form by email or SMS.  The agency may choose to also let internal staff fill out the same form using a separate process but the same forms.

Price: Included with SMS Messaging Module

If your agency has the SMS module and wants to use external forms, you can request that external forms be enabled by a LegalServer developer.  If External Forms are already enabled for the site, there will be an extra tab in Processes Forms and Profiles called External Profiles.

Create External Processes and Forms

First create the External Profile: 

[Actions -> New Matter External Profile] 

The user will see this profile after the external process is completed.  Initially, this can simply be an instruction that says something like: "Thank you for your responses".

Create a new auxiliary form or set of forms:

[Actions -> New Auxiliary Form

This is the form that the user should see when they click the external form link.
When defining the form, be sure to select the process types 'External Auxiliary' and also 'Auxiliary'.

Create an external auxiliary process: 

[Actions -> New External Auxiliary Process]  

Add the New Auxiliary Form created above to the New External Auxiliary Process

An example might be the 'Housing Stability Update' process, which includes the forms called 'Housing Update Step 1' and 'Housing Update Step 2'.

Create a Form and a Process to Send Forms to Clients

Place the 'Client Survey Send Request' block on a form called something like 'Send External Form'
Put the 'Send External Form' form on a process, like 'Send External Form Process'

Actions Menu Items

Add the process, 'Send External Form Process', to the Actions menu.
-> Only one instance of the 'Send External Form Process' is required.  The user can then pick from any of the active 'External Auxiliary' Forms to send.

Add the Process for External Form Completion by agency
-> This is used (optionally) to allow your internal staff to fill out the form for the client, for use if an internal worker talks a client through the questions.

View of Survey Questionnaire Actions on Case Profile

Client Survey Results Block

User view of External Form


Instead of having your (optional) internal process set to display the External Profile, consider creating another step that has summary or display only fields for your internal workers to see a summary of what they entered.