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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Clio

Clio is perfect for solo practitioners and small firms. I handle a small number of complex cases, and it takes care of timekeeping and invoicing. I think it would be outstanding in a high-volume practice (criminal law, Social Security, personal injury, WHA practices).
Brad Pearce | TrustRadius Reviewer

LexisNexis PCLaw

If you're a law firm who has a lot of clients/matters, PCLaw may not be available for you. My old firm grew to a point where they had to switch to Juris because they had too many matters in the system. If you're a smaller firm who needs an accounting software that is easy to use and can quickly get bills out to get you paid, this is a great product
Sean Conroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Clio

  • Clio is great at being accessible in a lot of places - it's accessible anywhere.
  • Clio does a good job at allowing time entry - it's particularly easy to enter time onto Clio.
  • Clio does a good job at maintaining consistent access to client files and info related to them. I can count on one hand the number of times it's been slow to respond in the past year.
Jason Ramsland | TrustRadius Reviewer

LexisNexis PCLaw

  • The software can hold a decent amount of matters, which works great being an IP firm with multiple (sometimes hundreds) of matters for each client.
  • Entry of time/expenses/invoices is very easy once the software is initially set up.
  • The software allows you to fully customize your invoices.
Sean Conroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Clio

  • Currently we sync Clio with our accounting program Xero. Sometimes the sync doesn't happen (i.e. invoices) and I have to recreate them in Xero. It would be helpful if Clio had its own full-service accounting program.
  • Sometimes find a matter within a client is unnecessarily difficult - all matters associated with a client should be easily discoverable.
  • A minor issue - but I would like the ability to move calendar items around or reduce the box size surrounding appointments.
Jeanie Watt | TrustRadius Reviewer

LexisNexis PCLaw

  • Like I said in my pros, it can hold a lot of matters. But, if your firm is very large, PCLaw may not be the best option. My old firm grew to the point where they had to switch because they had too many matters for the system to hold.
  • The software is definitely dated, and I have some issues with crashing and other weird/buggy behavior. I have to set the default printer every time I log on in order to avoid multiple pop-ups when trying to print a document/report (which definitely doesn't take much time, but it can get annoying).
Sean Conroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Clio

Clio 8.9
Based on 2 answers
The support team is very knowledgeable, and efficient. The process is fast and we have always been able to find a resolution.
Stephanie Saxton | TrustRadius Reviewer

LexisNexis PCLaw

LexisNexis PCLaw 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've always had positive phone calls with PCLaw support. I usually have my questions answered within a few minutes of my phone call, and rarely have to go into very much detail
Sean Conroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Clio

I selected Clio for the app integrations which appeared better than Rocket Matter. I am lucky to have a fiancê in tech who has helped me tremendously with automation and Clio has been relatively easy to use. When I selected Clio, it didn't look like Rocket Matter had the same level of app integration that I wanted.
Danielle Huntley | TrustRadius Reviewer

LexisNexis PCLaw

Juris seems to be a larger version of PCLaw. It's very similar as far as inputting time/expenses into the system. The software is more modern than PCLaw, but I've had peers mention that it is a lot more buggy for that reason. They have had issues with Juris, mentioning that they wish they could move back to PCLaw
Sean Conroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Clio

  • Improved mobility though cloud access and excellent mobile app.
  • Billing process is streamlined. Clients can make payments electronically through the Clio portal!
  • Needs the ability to better sort and organize custom data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LexisNexis PCLaw

  • We are able to send out bills efficiently, which helps our cash flow and keeps receivables down (depending on the client).
  • We are able to pull detailed accounting reports, which helps us populate our end of the quarter/year spreadsheet for partner's net income.
  • Our attorneys are very comfortable with the pre-bill/billing process, so it saves them time, allowing them to bill more.
Sean Conroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Clio

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

LexisNexis PCLaw

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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