Law Practice Management Software
Clio is web-based legal practice management software for solo practitioners and small firms. It is designed to replace multiple different systems (like document management, case management, and accounting software) to streamline the amount of technology that small firms need to manage.…
MyCase provides web-based practice management software designed for solo and small firm legal professionals. MyCase aims to offer a secure, all-in-one legal practice management solution to alleviate the burden of high caseloads, poor client communication, and practice management…
PCLaw is offered as an all-in-one billing, legal accounting, and matter management solution, from PCLaw | Time Matters, a joint venture spun out of LexisNexis in collaboration with LEAP in 2019.
Time Matters from PCLaw | Time Matters, a venture spun out from LexisNexis in collaboration with LEAP, is presented as an adaptable case and matter management software that helps foster collaboration on matters, streamline internal processes and increase profitability through attorneys…
LawGro aims to help law firms grow their practice. This solution includes a cloud and mobile based legal practice management software powered by Artificial Intelligence and is driven by real-time analytics. LawGro offers secure and collaborative ways to engage with clients for a…
ALB is a comprehensive UK Legal Practice Case Management solution that integrates all law firm processes into one system, including legal accounting, document management, time recording and client / matter management. The vendor states that their system is used by 700+ UK legal firms,…
SurePoint’s (formerly Rippe & Kingston) Legal Management System (LMS) is oriented towards managing the financial aspects of running a law practice, with integrated accounting and general ledger.
DPS Software was acquired by the Access Group in June, 2020, and is the technology basis for Access Legal. Access Legal is a suite of software solutions that enable users to take control of time to deliver better client outcomes through an unrivalled suite of legal software solutions…
Estateably is an estate planning software solution designed to increase the user's operational efficiencies by automating repetitive tasks, increasing collaboration between internal and external parties, embedding workflows and tracking activities on a tamper-proof audit log.
Filevine is a project management and workflow automation platform for law firms from the company of the same name in Utah.
Thomson Reuters Elite offers 3E, an enterprise business management platform for legal designed to support growth, standardize workflows, and provide integrated financial & matter management.
Thomson Reuters offers Firm Central, a law practice management, time management platform, and legal billing solution touting integration with Westlaw.
PracticePanther is law practice management software. Customers include solo practitioners, virtual, small, and mid-sized firms worldwide. The core of PracticePanther software includes contact & matter management, time & expense tracking, invoicing, calendaring, reporting,…
Cerenade's eIMMIGRATION is a legal practice management software in the immigration space. eIMMIGRATION is cloud-based and offers Case Management, Contact Relationship Management (CRM), Workflow Automation, Document Assembly, Client Intake, Billing, Reporting, Smart Alerts, USCIS…
evergreen + empower by sa.global (replacing the former LexisOne) is offered as an ERP for small law firm. The former LexisOne was developed by LexisNexis and acquired by sa.global, a Microsoft Dynamics implementation services provider specialist, in 2019.
Actionstep in Richmond offers their flagship legal practice management software as an end-to-end solution, containing both matter management tools and business administration automation, with an internal billing and accounting system.
Orion Law Management in Atlanta offers their flagship product to support legal matter and practice management, with case management features such as document, calendar and billing mangement, and firm management features such as accounting, business intelligence, and marketing.
LexisNexis Firm Manager is an applicationt hat integrates with Quickbooks to provide a legal practice management solution. The product was discontinued late 2017.
Smokeball in Chicago offers their flagship cloud-based legal case management application featuring time tracking, file and document management, billing, and legal form generation.
Peppermint CX is a cloud-based legal practice management suite of applications for larger firms and enterprises, containing matter and revenue management, BI analytics and risk management, marketing, and other modules.
Australian company Practice Evolve offers their flagship product as a relatively low cost and streamlined operations automation system for law practices, along with time tracking for billing and document management.
What is law practice management software?
Law practice management software allows law firms to manage cases, contracts, clients, and (sometimes) accounting processes, such as recording and invoicing billable time. In other words, they offer a combination of CRM, document management, scheduling/time tracking, accounting, and project management features specifically for law firms.
These tools automate standard procedures, such as:
checking for conflicts of interest and checking statutes of limitation
preventing duplicate data entry, and
facilitating secure information sharing within the firm.
They allow users to create to-do lists, draft documents, and track calls, emails and other forms of communication. Thus, the calendar is a central feature that is important to planning case timelines, setting up reminders for calls and important deadlines, etc. Most systems will integrate with users' personal electronic calendars (to provide daily schedule and alerts on a mobile device, for example).
Buyers should check whether the system will be sufficient for tracking billable time, creating invoices, and other accounting procedures required by the firm. Some legal practice management products integrate with accounting software, while others do not require users to use separate accounting software.
Law Practice Management Software Features & Capabilities
Billable time tracking, task management
Business task, document generation & intake automation
E-billing & invoice generation
Double-entry accounting, IOLTA accounting
Contact management, legal CRM
Built-in matter management
Calendaring and docketing
Private web portal and customer communication
Expense allocation and business intelligence
Law practice management software is available on a subscription-basis, billed annually or monthly. Apps for small practices with limited feature sets are available per user at less than to plans for middle tiered firms are available from $50 to $100 monthly per user. More advanced enterprise level plans are available for more on annual plans, sometimes featuring web presence and marketing support as well.