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What is SimpleLegal?

SimpleLegal in California offers their flagship application for legal time tracking and billing.

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Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $600 per month
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What is SimpleLegal?

SimpleLegal supports the legal operations industry and states their goal is to make everything about legal operations simpler, so users can optimize the way they work. Their software combines e-Billing, matter management, vendor management, and reporting and analytics into a single solution to help in-house legal teams streamline their processes, increase productivity, and make better business decisions. As an ELM solution, companies can use SimpleLegal to manage their legal operations.

SimpleLegal Features

  • Supported: e-Billing & Spend Management
  • Supported: Matter Management
  • Supported: Vendor Management
  • Supported: Knowledge Management
  • Supported: Integrations
  • Supported: Reports & Analytics
  • Supported: Spend Management
  • Supported: AI

SimpleLegal Screenshots

Screenshot of Our Enhanced reports provide powerful business intelligence functionality like data visualization and the ability to create or adjust your own reports. This Spend by Practice Area report gives you a detailed view of your legal spend by practice area.Screenshot of Our Monthly Legal Spend report automatically displays monthly spend by practice area.Screenshot of SimpleLegal supports both internal and external budgets and offers robust functionality to start your budgeting journey or enhance an existing process.

SimpleLegal Videos

Centralize your matter data, gain visibility into your legal spend, access robust reporting capabilities, and much more, all from one easy-to-use platform.
Feature Tour: Invoice Review
Feature Tour: Legal Requests
Feature Tour: CounselGo Vendor Portal

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SimpleLegal Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

SimpleLegal in California offers their flagship application for legal time tracking and billing.

SimpleLegal starts at $600.

Mitratech TeamConnect, Brightflag, and LawVu are common alternatives for SimpleLegal.

The most common users of SimpleLegal are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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SimpleLegal is a powerful tool that has proven to be immensely helpful for users in various ways. With features like bulk uploads and customer-facing invoice validation rules, users have been able to save both time and money. By streamlining the invoice management process for legal and AP teams, SimpleLegal reduces inquiries and increases efficiency.

The task management feature in SimpleLegal is another key benefit, allowing users to easily track matters and implement new MLM. This feature has greatly improved organization and oversight of legal processes, leading to better performance and cost savings. Additionally, the software provides visibility into cost averages and effectively flags billing rule violations, enabling users to enforce billing guidelines and gain a better understanding of spend targets.

Users appreciate the ability to consolidate all their legal services in one place with SimpleLegal, which streamlines operations and saves time. Moreover, the software's reporting capabilities, such as graphs and metrics, allow users to generate charts and graphs for their general counsel and executive team effortlessly. The monthly and quarterly accrual reports provided by SimpleLegal make it easy for finance teams to provide necessary information to the AP team.

One of the most significant advantages of using SimpleLegal is its ability to provide visibility into outside counsel activities and charges. This allows users to answer questions from the executive management team intelligently and discuss their use of outside counsel more effectively. By eliminating manual tracking of invoices from multiple law firms and providing insight into monthly accruals, SimpleLegal enables users to halt work that exceeds spend expectations or adjust budgets earlier.

Overall, SimpleLegal serves as an all-in-one legal operations software platform that manages matters, vendors, spend, and knowledge management. It helps users track timekeeper rates, budgets, and accruals in real-time, empowering them to manage fiscal responsibilities efficiently. With its comprehensive set of features and user-friendly interface, SimpleLegal has become an indispensable tool for many businesses seeking to streamline their legal processes.

Centralized platform for invoices: Users appreciate having a centralized platform in SimpleLegal where they can view and manage all their invoices in one place. This feature has been mentioned by several reviewers, highlighting its convenience and the ability it provides to easily track and manage financial transactions.

Intuitive user interface: The intuitive user interface of SimpleLegal is highly praised by users. Many reviewers have mentioned that the interface is easy to navigate and one of the best they have seen. This simplicity, combined with the ability to customize configurations, makes it effortless for users to perform tasks within the system.

Saves time with automation features: The automation features offered by SimpleLegal are well-received by users. These features allow users to automate review items and flag them for attention, saving valuable time and effort for administrators. Several reviewers have highlighted this capability as a significant advantage of using SimpleLegal.


  1. Lack of options for support: Many users have expressed dissatisfaction with the limited options available to speak to a person for support, finding it difficult to get the assistance they need. Some users feel frustrated by the lack of live chat or phone support, leading to longer resolution times.
  2. User interface lacks user-friendliness: The user interface is frequently described as lacking in user-friendliness by reviewers, making it challenging for them to navigate and utilize the software effectively. Several users have suggested that the layout and design could be improved to enhance usability.
  3. Missing features: A common complaint among users is the absence of certain key features from the platform. For example, many reviewers express frustration over not being able to reassign or delegate Timekeeper rate approval requests, which limits their efficiency and productivity within the system. Some users believe that incorporating these missing features would greatly improve their experience with the software.

Users have provided several recommendations for SimpleLegal based on their experiences. They recommend organizing the setup of data and maintaining its accuracy, as this allows for a smooth and efficient workflow within the system. Another common recommendation is to use SimpleLegal for managing legal matters, assigning approvers to legal invoices, and managing case budgets. Users also advise understanding the needs of your business and avoiding overly complicated solutions. It is important to find a system that aligns with your internal processes and teach your users how to use it effectively. These recommendations highlight the benefits of SimpleLegal in terms of data organization, legal matter management, and user understanding. Users appreciate the efficiency, intuitive interface, and value this platform brings to their legal operations.


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Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
SimpleLegal is used in the day-to-day management of outside counsel matter management, ebilling, and spend management. Not only is it used for outside counsel management but also utilized for all vendors in the legal department. We are able to track timekeeper rates, budgets, and accruals through the system which allows us to manage our fiscal responsibilities in real-time.
  • Accruals.
  • Customer support.
  • Simple user interface.
  • Budget tracking.
  • Admin independence (being able to make system improvements/enhancements/changes without needing a SL rep).
SimpleLegal is easy to use and easy to understand for everyone in the legal department. Their customer service is typically quick to respond and solve any issues that may arise on the customer side as well as the vendor side (CounselGo). There has been a bit of customer dissatisfaction since being acquired by Onit but the enhancements and roadmap continue to look promising.
  • Accruals.
  • Timekeeper rate validation.
  • Invoice flagging.
  • Able to track in real-time legal spend against budgets to hold outside counsel responsible while meeting our fiscal demands--rather than wait on Finance report monthly/quarterly/etc.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our entire law firm used SimpleLegal as our all in one legal operations software platform. It is a central place to manage all of your legal operations including matters, vendors, spend and knowledge management. We also used its reporting and analytics module for reporting/analytics that our managing partner required.
  • SimpleLegal does a great job tracking expenses.
  • SimpleLegal does a great job at creating, tracking and analyzing matters.
  • SimpleLegal does a good job with reporting and analytics.
  • I didn't feel like the spend management system was enough, we bypassed it and used QuickBooks.
  • SimpleLegal has a bunch of API integrations, but I think they could use some more "out of the box" integrations that didn't require a developer to set up integrations (which their open API does allow). This is just nitpicking though, they do have a good amount of out of the box integrations.
SimpleLegal is well suited for many different sized law firms that want to centralize their matter management, spend management, and vendor management into one platform. It also meets the most rigorous reporting requirements.
  • SimpleLegal really helped streamline our operations by allowing us to retire some legacy systems that each had 1 purpose and replace them all with SimpleLegal's all in one application.
  • SimpleLegal saved us tons of time creating manual reports for our managing partner using its build in reporting/analytics module.
SimpleLegal was much easier to use and train users on than Time Matters. SimpleLegal had all of the functionality but not as many customizable features as Time Matters.
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