Top 5 Practice Management Solutions for Law Firms

BY

Steve Glaveski

Practice management software effectively helps firms to digitize and improve how they run various aspects of their operations - from document management through to time recording, accounting, billing, customer service, management reporting, and so on. 

With over 100 legal practice management vendors on the market, it can be difficult to know which platforms to turn to, so we’ve put together what we think are the top five solutions on the market, based on customer reviews and law firm penetration.


Clio

Tailored for the Keep all your cases, contacts, bills, calendars, and more organized in one place. With unlimited document storage and the ability to access case details from anywhere, a solution like this will be your law firm’s critical hub when working remotely.

The Clio Suite is comprised of two components: Clio Manage: The industry’s #1 cloud-based legal case management software. Clio Grow: Powerful client intake for law firms—simplified. The complete client intake and client relationship management (CRM) platform that streamlines processes, organization, and law firm growth.


Smokeball

Smokeball is the first and only cloud-based legal practice management software to automatically record time for you, allowing you to increase your firm’s profitability and productivity by over 30%. Whether you bill hourly, fixed fee, or on contingency, Smokeball provides you the insights you need to run a more profitable law firm. Plus, with over 17,000 automated forms and the most robust MS Word and Outlook integration in the industry, managing your firm has never been so consistent - and easy.


Amicus Attorney

Amicus Attorney is an intuitive case management solution that tracks and invoices billable time, automates important documents, and provides easy access to all your clients and case files. Work from your desktop or in the private cloud while integrating with QuickBooks and other applications.

Zola Suite

Zola Suite is the industry's only end-to-end practice management platform that connects front-office and back-office tools to deliver a single source of truth. With best-in-class matter management tools and robust billing, accounting and reporting, Zola Suite eliminates data silos and helps your firm maximize efficiency and increase profitability.

 Features include: - Built-in Billing & Accounting - Intelligent Email - Advanced Reporting - A Complete CRM for Prospect & Intake Management - Document Management & Automation - Legal Calendaring - Task Management - Secure Client Portal


AbacusLaw

AbacusLaw gives you all the tools you need to grow your firm - including case management, time, billing, and full G/L accounting operations. Automatically capture critical case and client details, prevent important deadlines from falling through the cracks, and gain complete visibility into your practice.

about the author

Steve Glaveski is a Harvard Business Review contributor on all things productivity, effectiveness and high-performance at work. He is the author of Time Rich: Do Your Best Work, Live Your Best Life (Wiley, 2020), a SXSW21 speaker, and just so happens to be co-founder of Collective Campus.

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