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Top 20 Legal Practice Management Software Programs for Small Law Firms

Legal Software for Tracking Time to Law Firm Accounting

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You will find the best legal time, billing, case management, and accounting for small law firms below.

AbacusLaw

AbacusLaw is a legal practice management software for small law firms and solo legal practioners. Abacus Law features include legal calendaring, legal workflow processing based on court rules, time tracking, billing and invoicing, payroll processing, law firm accounting, and law firm trust accounting. AbacusLaw ‘s main advantage is that it is customizable so that almost any law firm can set up this legal practice management software for its legal office regardless of specialty.

Amicus Attorney

Amicus Attorney is “designed by lawyers for lawyers”. Amicus Attorney features include legal calendaring, contact manager, a customer relationship manager, time tracking, and document management capabilities. Amicus Attorney has a list of certified consultants that throughout the U.S. that can help provide you with additional support for this legal practice management software and your legal practice.

Amicus Premium Billing

Amicus Premium Billing is an add-on accounting software module to Amicus Attorney. While Amicus Attorney lets you is where you perform your legal work, Amicus Premium Billing interfaces with your practice management software so you can automate your client billing processes. Amicus Premium Billing features include an easy-to-use billing homepage with access to the most commonly used billing functions, daily billing task lists and reminders, manage your law firm’s trust accounts, and customize your billing processes.

Amicus Small Firm Accounting

Amicus Small Firm Accounting is a standalone law firm accounting programs for small law firms and sole legal practioners. Amicus Small Firm Accounting features include a comprehensive general ledger, legal time and billing, check writing, contact management, work-in-process (WIP) reporting, and other financial reports. Amicus Small Firm Accounting has other add-ons that will increase its functionality, such as payroll processing.

Bill4Time

Bill4Time is a time and billing software for any company that bills based on hourly rates, although Bill4Time has an industry-specific legal edition for attorneys. Bill4Time’s legal billing software features include America Bar Association (ABA) Task Codes, LEDES export for invoices, conflict of interest checking, trust accounting, and trust reporting.

Clio

Clio is a practice management, time and billing, and client management software for small law firms and practicing attorneys. Clio features include legal calendaring, task management, time tracking, trust accounting, and document management . Clio is a cloud-based law firm software so your data is stored on the company’s servers.

Credenza Pro

Credenza Pro is a legal practice management software that works with Micrsoft Outlook. Credenza Pro organizes your law firm’s Outlook email, calendar, contacts, tasks by client or project. You can then track and organize your documents, pone calles, time and billing, and other law firm practice information using outlook.

Easy TimeBill & Trust Accounting

Easy TimeBill & Trust Accounting is a legal practice management and legal billing software for small law firms and solo legal practioners. Easy TimeBill & Trust Accounting featires include legal calendaring, tasks lists, customizable invoices and coverletters, banking reconciliations, and management reports.

HoudiniESQ

HoudiniESQ is a legal practice management software targeted to law firms that seek a single integrated software solution to run both MAC and Windows operating systems. HoudiniESQ features include client management, email management, invoicing, trust accounting, and customizable workflow automation. You can choose between running the desktop version of HoudiniESQ or a cloud-based solution.

Legal Files

Legal Files is a case and matter management software that is used by law firms, insurance companies, governments, and universities. Legal Files feautres include matter management, litigation management, file notes, response tracking, document text searching, automated task scheduling, and phone messaging, among many others.

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