Using legal decision trees can be a helpful tool for lawyers, their clients, or anyone looking to see how a particular law might apply to them. An interactive decision tree can help to simplify laws and regulations, breaking down complicated subject matter into a user-friendly format that provides clear guidance.

Here are some use cases for when a legal decision tree can be a powerful resource, including an example of what one of these trees could look like.

Legal Decision Trees for Providing Legal Advice

A powerful example of where a legal decision tree can be a beneficial resource is for providing citizens’ advice, such as on government websites where citizens are able to look up laws that affect them. This could also be useful in a call center scenario, where a caller wishes to know how a law applies to their specific case. Rather than look up a specific law on general terms, the call center agent can use information from the caller to guide them to the precise application of the law that is relevant to their case.

To highlight how this could work, we have built a sample legal decision tree which explores the underage drinking laws in different US states below:


Could a Legal Decision Tree help you?

There are many more examples of when a legal decision tree  can be used. The primary benefit of this is to make legal information, which is dependent on multiple variables, easily accessible and understandable. For those working in law, or those who just wish to access legal information, the potential benefits really are endless.

Getting Started: Creating Your Legal Decision Tree

Building a legal decision tree is made easy with our toolkit, which provides you with three simple options to create your tree.

Spreadsheets Import: Using Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets, you can get started building new decision trees in the spreadsheet program that you prefer. Our platform’s editing and management tools are especially designed to enhance and hone your interactive legal decision tree.

The Wizard: Our Wizard interface takes you through the decision tree building process step-by-step, guiding you along the way. You just need to provide the questions and answers that your users will see at every step.

The Designer: With the Designer, you can create the decision points and their connections yourself to see exactly how your tree will flow. This can all be done easily, visualized all on one screen. And once the tree is drawn, it becomes a working interactive decision tree immediately.

Overview: A form-based option which allows you to make one node at a time, with tools to help you refine your decision, making this the perfect choice for legal decision trees with a lot of content.


Zingtree makes it easy to build legal decision trees, as well as question & answer style troubleshooters, scripts, sales filters and more to satisfy your customers, your agents and your business needs.

Contact us to learn more or get started today!