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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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21 Ratings

Clio provides web-based legal practice management software for solo practitioners and small firms. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, and was founded in 2008.

3 Ratings

Rocket Matter provides 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. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

2 Ratings

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.

11 Ratings

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.

ELM Solutions, a Walters Kluwer business, was formed in 2014 by combining the operations of Datacert and TyMetrix, two Enterprise Legal Management software vendors. ELM Solutions aims to empower customers to become more productive and efficient through specialized technology solutions, find answe...

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HoudiniEsq provides 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. The company was founded in 2009.

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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.

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For over 30 years, Mitratech has been committed to solving the complex needs of legal and compliance professionals. Our long standing focus on the unique challenges facing legal departments, compliance and risk functions uniquely positions Mitratech to help companies across the globe use innovati...

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Aderant, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a global industry leader in providing comprehensive legal business management software for law firms and other professional services organizations. Aderant is a market leader in technology solutions for practice and financial management, eBilling, kn...

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PerfectLaw in Miami offers a legal practice management system offering document management and business tasks automation.

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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.

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PracticeMaster es a legal practice management application oriented towards managing contact information and scheduling, from Tabs3 Software in Lincoln, Nebraska.

We don't have enough ratings and reviews to provide an overall score. 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.

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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.