Law Practice Management Software

Law Practice Management Software Overview

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

To support the business needs of law practices, practice management software may provide the following feature sets:
  • Billable time tracking, task management

  • Business task, document generation & intake automation

  • E-billing & invoice generation

  • Double-entry accounting, IOLTA accounting

  • Contact management, legal CRM

  • Document Management

  • Built-in matter management

  • Calendaring and docketing

  • Private web portal and customer communication

  • Expense allocation and business intelligence

  • Mobile app

Pricing Information

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.

Law Practice Management Products

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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.
Thomson Reuters ProLaw
8 ratings
6 reviews
ProLaw from Thomson Reuters is software designed to simplify and coordinate the work of lawyers and staff by combining case and matter management, time entry, billing, accounting and reporting within a single integrated solution.
Time Matters
3 ratings
6 reviews
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 having more a…
7 ratings
4 reviews
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 operations. The prod…
0 ratings
4 reviews
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 more rewarding exper…
3 ratings
4 reviews
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.
Amicus Attorney
4 ratings
3 reviews
Amicus Attorney is a legal practice management platform which focuses on growth and business development, from AbacusNext in San Diego.
Rocket Matter
1 rating
2 reviews
Rocket Matter is legal practice management and time and billing software on the web, with apps for iPhone and Android. Rocket Matter integrates to email, and also includes document management and calendar features.
Thomson Reuters Elite 3E Enterprise Business Management
3 ratings
2 reviews
Thomson Reuters Elite offers 3E, an enterprise business management platform for legal designed to support growth, standardize workflows, and provide integrated financial & matter management.
0 ratings
1 review
Acumin is a legal practice management system focusing on business workflow automation, from Dexco Corporation in Montreal.
Thomson Reuters Firm Central
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1 review
Thomson Reuters offers Firm Central, a law practice management, time management platform, and legal billing solution touting integration with Westlaw.
ALB Legal Software
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1 review
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, and 68 per cen…
LexisNexis Firm Manager (Discontinued)
2 ratings
1 review
LexisNexis Firm Manager is an applicationt hat integrates with Quickbooks to provide a legal practice management solution. The product was discontinued late 2017.
LMS Practice Management
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1 review
Rippe & Kingston Systems in Cincinnati offers the LMS Practice Management system, which is oriented towards managing the financial aspects of running a law practice, with integrated accounting and general ledger.
LexisOne, acquired by
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1 review
LexisOne is offered as an ERP for small law firm, developed by LexisNexis and acquired by, a Microsoft Dynamics implementation services provider specialist, in 2019.
1 rating
1 review
CosmoLex in New Jersey offers their legal practice management application which supports all business administration needs, as well as accounting and billing internally, without needing to integrate with accounting software.
15 ratings
1 review
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.
1 rating
1 review
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.
PracticePanther Law Practice Management
1 rating
1 review
PracticePanther is law practice management software. It is simple, easy to use, mobile-responsive, and secure. Customers include solo practitioners, virtual, small, and mid-sized firms worldwide. The core of PracticePanther software includes contact & matter management, time & expense tracking, invo…
HoudiniEsq is legal practice management software, delivered either in the cloud or on-premise. HoudiniESQ users can manage Calendars, Dockets, Documents, Clients, Staff, Email, and more. The software integrates w/ Adobe, QuickBooks, Word, Excel, & Outlook.
Zola Suite
Zola Media offers the Zola Suite of software, a low cost time and matter management application dedicated to solo practitioners and small practices, emphasizing simplicity and ease of use.
PerfectLaw in Miami offers a legal practice management system offering document management and business tasks automation.
Uberall Practice League
Indian company Uberall Practice League offers legal practice management software to cover business administration automation with additional modules, such as their Legal CRM, and other features.
Practice Evolve
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.
Australian company FilePro offers a legal practice management for smaller firms, touting simplified matter and document management with pricing that scales dynamically with usage.