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.
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
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.
Law Practice Management Products
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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…
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.
Amicus Attorney is a legal practice management platform which focuses on growth and business development, from AbacusNext in San Diego.
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.
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…
Thomson Reuters Elite offers 3E, a legal practice management platform focusing on simplified IT and data management, and also accounting.
TyMetrix® 360° is a SaaS-based e-Billing and Legal Matter Management software solution that allows users to manage all of their matters and legal invoices in one place. It is designed to be intuitive and simple to learn to help legal staff manage matters with ease, streamline daily activities, stren…
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.
Acumin is a legal practice management system focusing on business workflow automation, from Dexco Corporation in Montreal.
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.
LexisNexis offers PCLaw, a practice management software that focuses on automating and streamlining the administrative tasks associated to managing a law firm.
LexisOne is offered as an ERP for law firms from LexisNexis.
LexisNexis Firm Manager is an applicationt hat integrates with Quickbooks to provide a legal practice management solution. The product was discontinued late 2017.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 FilePro offers a legal practice management for smaller firms, touting simplified matter and document management with pricing that scales dynamically with usage.
MerusCase in Oakland offers their flagship legal practice management solution as a relatively low cost cloud-based solution featuring time tracking and billing, document management and workflow automation.
PracticeMaster es a legal practice management application oriented towards managing contact information and scheduling, from Tabs3 Software in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Zelican Technologies in Princeton offers a case management solution including time and billing tracking, document management and client portal, and other features associated to matter management, with price scaling per user and available to small practices to large firms.
The TeamConnect Enterprise Legal Management platform meets the complex operational needs of large, global legal departments. Whether staff is managing litigation, contracts, intellectual property, product claims, compliance matters, or legal team projects, TeamConnect offers a market-proven, unified…