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Embroker Team September 2, 2022 6 min read

Best Law Practice Management Software Platforms 2022

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A lawyer’s life is typically depicted in the courtroom, away from the law practice management software humming in the background, helping firms run smoothly. TV shows will share quick glimpses of an attorney diligently reading a case over open cartons of takeout. Or outside of the courthouse, briefcase in hand, discussing the win or loss with other colleagues. But what you won’t see is said lawyer managing their invoices, tracking payments, or scheduling time in their calendars. 

According to a 2017 survey of 2,915 U.S. legal professionals, it was found that the lawyers surveyed devoted 48% of their time to administrative tasks, including generating and sending bills, configuring technology, and collections. Law practice management software helps to free up some of the time dedicated to admin.

We know that there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into trying a case or representing a client. That’s why we rounded up some of the best law practice management software available. Take a look: 

Top 10 Law Practice Management Software in 2022

Clio

A popular legal software solution loved by many, as made evident by the hundreds of 5-star reviews on Capterra, Clio is used by over 150,000 legal professionals in over 100 countries. Attorneys across the globe are using Clio to help manage and grow their law firms. It is considered a leader in legal practice management and client intake software and boasts the most recommendations, with over 70 bar associations suggesting  Clio to their members. 

You can try it for free for seven days without any credit card information required. And here are some other ways to preview Clio.

LEAP.US

Used by more than 61,000 legal professionals globally, LEAP combines legal practice management, document assembly and automation, legal accounting, and legal publishing into one fully integrated cloud-based solution. Quickly capture billable time in or out of the office. Use the LEAP Mobile App, Apple Watch, or Amazon Alexa to instantly sync all entries to your matter.

“I use the application to integrate my legal practice management, legal publishing, and legal accounting,” says Clayton Hasbrook, Oklahoma City-based attorney of Oklahoma Lawyer.

“Through this software, I no longer have to carry around a stopwatch to record time when I offer consultancy services to clients. I can even customize the timesheet, and integrate it with my emails and phone billing service, to ensure transparency when sending out monthly bills. This application is available on Apple Watch and Amazon Alexa, making it easier to carry around anywhere. The application is user-friendly and doesn’t require extensive training. “

You can request a demo by visiting their website.

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Filevine

Trusted by over 50,000+ users, FileVine is a leading case, matter, investigation, and project management software designed to keep your client data, documents, notes, tasks, and even client texts all in one place. The Vine Platform is tailored to legal professionals and helps make collaboration and communication easy. Enjoy personal and team calendars across multiple locations and easy-to-use secure document storing and sharing. 

Request a demo to see how to build your case records. Automate task assignments between team members and communicate with clients.

Legal Files

Legal Files is a legal management software designed to make attorneys more efficient and organized. You can deploy Legal Files on-premises or in the Cloud, making it a preferred choice for corporate and government legal departments, leading law firms, legal services clinics, insurance companies, and universities around the country and the globe.

As Michael Rose, Founding Partner at Hach & Rose, puts it, “There isn’t a steep learning curve with it, and once you’ve familiarized yourself with the way that it operates and all of its nuances, it’s relatively straightforward and simple to get to grips with. And, as it incorporates every aspect of what we need it to, and would and do use it for every single day, it’s an all-in-one software solution for any and every legal practice looking to optimize and streamline their cases in an effort to achieve the best possible outcomes for their clients.”

You can request a demo for Legal Files to see how it works in action. 

Practice Panther

Tens of thousands of legal professionals use PracticePanther for seamless case management. Attorneys and legal professionals can organize case management details and manage workflow with ease. And thanks to cloud storage, your information will stay secure and backuped in real-time from anywhere. 

You can try PracticePanther for free by signing up with your email, or you can request a demo with time availability visible right there on their site for you to choose from. 

CosmoLex

Touted as the #1 CloudsSoftware for law practice management software, CosmoLex is trusted by thousands of law firms to manage calendars, email, documents, and client matters while also covering legal billing and payments as well as law office accounting. It’s simple to use and offers all-inclusive pricing so everyone can experience all of the features CosmoLex has to offer. And CosmoLex won’t lock you into a long-term contract, so you can cancel at any time, for any reason. 

You can try CosmoLex for free with no credit card information or obligations required. 

MyCase

A Case Management Software built for hybrid work and elevated productivity, MyCase allows for full access to all case details anytime, anywhere and is a top-rated law practice management software on Capterra.

Ty Gibson, Texas-based attorney and CEO of Gibson Hill PC, was a former user of Legal Files. Gibson noted that the ease of the platform was desirable, but that the Gibson Hill PC team seems to be preferring MyCase.

“We switched to MyCase, and employees find it a lot better. I myself also prefer it, and it has become my favorite law practice software. It has way more integrations than Legal Files had, and it even allows for screenshots, which is actually pretty convenient when you want to print out what’s on the screen for reference. MyCase can also be used on many more types of devices, which makes it ideal for our current hybrid work system. This is definitely the software I would recommend to other attorneys and firms.”

You can try MyCase for free for ten days. 

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GrowPath

GrowPath offers state-of-the-art intake, case management, and reporting in one seamlessly integrated system. With GrowPath, you can quickly identify high-value cases at intake, find new cases, and get notified of potential issues with any case or employee. The legal software management platform will keep your teams productive and provide clarity around marketing initiatives and actionable business insights.

Bill4Time

Affordable, efficient, and easy to use, Bill4Time makes it easy to organize, plan, track and collaborate. 

Streamline workflows and enhance productivity by easily separating time and expenses, adding files and notes, and keeping up with accounting all in one central location. And enjoy detailed invoicing to help speed up payments.

Zola Suite

Last but not least, Zola Suite is a great law practice management software designed to help you automate, organize, and get paid. Enjoy a dashboard with custom fields, user access limits, and advanced notes and communications tracking. With Zola Suite, you can create task templates, attach documents, set text reminders, and perform delegation tracking. Plus, manage all of your billing and accounting needs, including settlement allocations and the creation of settlement memos and value reports.

Sign up for a 10-day free trial with Zola Suite or schedule a personalized demo. And take a look at the handy comparison chart that shows the differences between Zola Suite and a few other law practice management software platforms that are on this list. 

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