Law Practice Management Software

Law Practice Management Software Overview

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 Products

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Clio

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

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…

Time Matters

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…

PCLaw

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.

LawGro

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…

Amicus Attorney

Amicus Attorney is a legal practice management platform which focuses on growth and business development, from AbacusNext in San Diego.

Rocket Matter

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.

CosmoLex

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.

Orion

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.

SurePoint Legal Management System (LMS)

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.

Thomson Reuters Firm Central

Thomson Reuters offers Firm Central, a law practice management, time management platform, and legal billing solution touting integration with Westlaw.

Thomson Reuters Elite 3E Enterprise Business Management

Thomson Reuters Elite offers 3E, an enterprise business management platform for legal designed to support growth, standardize workflows, and provide integrated financial & matter management.

Access Legal (DPS Software Spitfire)

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…

ALB Legal Software

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,…

Actionstep

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.

LexisOne, acquired by sa.global

LexisOne is offered as an ERP for small law firm, developed by LexisNexis and acquired by sa.global, a Microsoft Dynamics implementation services provider specialist, in 2019.

LexisNexis Firm Manager (Discontinued)

LexisNexis Firm Manager is an applicationt hat integrates with Quickbooks to provide a legal practice management solution. The product was discontinued late 2017.

PracticePanther Law Practice Management

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…

HoudiniESQ

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.

Case.one

Case.one in Irvine offers their flagship product as a legal practice management solution offering client portal and data store, billing and invoicing, and integration with many enterprise storage and accounting applications.

ESILaw

ESILAW is a legal practice management system containing accounting, matter and contact management, billing, receivables, payment management, and other features. It's offered by Canadian company ESI Software.

CaseFox

CaseFox offers their flagship application as a secure way to management billing and payment for law firms, featuring role-based access and permissions, and integrations with most popular accounting applications.

LAWFUSION

Select Legal Systems in the UK offers LAWFUSION, their flagship practice management system featuring case management with court bundle generation, cost and revenue management, time and billing, marketing, and other features.

FilePro

Australian company FilePro offers a legal practice management for smaller firms, touting simplified matter and document management with pricing that scales dynamically with usage.

Peppermint CX

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.

Learn More About Law Practice Management Software

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.