Once you have purchased a subscription to a forms library, you will be able to login to the Fillable Forms Bank using the same login information you use for WisBar.
Once you log in, you can access any forms from the libraries you have purchased. You can view the libraries you have purchased by going to myStateBar and looking under "My Forms Libraries".
After purchasing an individual fillable form, you will receive an email with a link to a zipped file containing all available formats for that form, as well as a copy of the User Agreement. In addition, you can access your forms by going to myStateBar and clicking on the product name under "My Downloadable Products".
If you receive a prompt when clicking on the link, Save the zipped file to your hard drive. You can then open the zipped file and copy the files to your hard drive.
You will have access to download the form for seven days, after which your link will expire and you will be unable to download the form.
You can check whether or not you have an email address on file with the State Bar by visiting My Profile. If you do not have an email address on file, you must add one before completing your order. You can do this online, before your order, or at the time of purchase by calling Customer Service at (800) 728-7788.
If you did not have an email on your record and completed a purchase, you must contact Customer Service at (800) 728-7788 for your form. You will also have to supply an email address for the delivery of your form.
Individual fillable forms can only be accessed online, with a valid email address, and can only be used according to the terms set forth in the User Agreement.
Most forms are offered in 4 formats: Word, WordPerfect, Adobe PDF, and OmniForm Mailable Filler (sample language documents are offered only in Word and WordPerfect). When purchasing forms as either a part of a subscription to a library, or as one-time use forms, all available formats are available for use.
Word and WordPerfect formats can be modified by changing or deleting text, moving text around, etc. Adobe PDF and OmniForm formats can only be modified by adding text into blanks for client and case information.
If you need to modify the language in a form - such as when drafting a will - you will most likely want to use the Word or WordPerfect form, depending upon which software you currently have. We do not support changes to the formatting of the Word or WordPerfect forms.
If the form is a standard form where you will not be modifying any language but simply will be filling in the blanks, a PDF or OmniForm version is preferable, but the Word or WordPerfect form also can be used for this purpose.
PDF and OmniForm forms are similar in appearance and in how they are filled out. The main difference between the two is that the completed PDF only can be saved if you have the professional version of Adobe Acrobat. Without Adobe Acrobat, you can complete the form and print it, but cannot save it.
The completed OmniForm can be saved under a new name without any additional software required. The ability to save and email a completed document would be the main reason to choose the OmniForm over the PDF.
When you attempt to view a form in the forms library, you may be prompted to choose between opening the file or saving it to your computer.
The State Bar recommends that subscribers to a forms library open the forms, instead of saving them to their computer. Doing so will ensure that you are using the most current version of the form available.
If you have purchased an individual fillable form, you must save the zipped file to your computer, as the form will only be available to you for download for a short time. You can then open the zipped file and copy the files to your hard drive. If you do not download the zip file to your computer before the expiration date, you will be unable to access zip file.
Files are scanned for all currently known viruses before being made available for download, as well as on a daily basis. However, you should still be sure to scan downloaded files before use.