Top Law Practice Case Management Software for Your Firm in 2020

How many hours are lost at your law firm every day by repeating processes over and over? Or trying to keep track of leads and prospects? At the end of yet another week or month, you may find that you have, once again, spent too much time on admin tasks and not enough practicing law.

Much of this is time for which you will never be paid. According to the Thomson Reuters' State of U.S. Small Law Firms study, that means that, out of a 10-hour day, you will have, at best, 6 hours for which you might get paid. If your law firm wants to remain competitive, adopting new technology is an inevitability. By implementing law firm management software, you can usher in a new generation of growth and profitability.

Yet the multitude of available software programs can seem overwhelming, and in some cases, something to fight against. It shouldn't be. Here we present ten of the best and most effective law firm software - including our own Atraxia Intake Management System - and highlight their features.

Let's dive in.

You may be visiting our site because you are interested in our advertising and marketing services. But are you familiar with the software solution side of Atraxia Media?

Our high-quality platform - Atraxia Intake Management System (AIMS) - is secure and flexible and helps manage and automate advertising, marketing, intake, and reporting.

AIMS helps us fit the needs of your law firm from intake to settlement, offering:

  • Accurate reporting from Ad to Settlement
  • Integrated screening and qualifying services
  • Streamlining of the intake process
  • Insights about client intake efficiency
  • Case updates
  • Case management
  • Integrated signing specialists services
  • Deep insights about operations

Our client intake system provides excellent assistance with selecting which leads qualify for your law firm, vetting cases and gathering evidence to support the validity of a case. This system eases our work and can also greatly help your law firm, as your workload can be significantly reduced and simplified as well.

Atraxia Media App

In addition, through our user-friendly and intuitive mobile Atraxia Media app, your law firm will get support and reporting on budgets - for ads, social media, TV, radio -, contracts, and pending clients - grouped by daily, weekly, monthly and lifetime criteria. These reports help you stay efficient and in budgets. We can also implement a complex management system, such as Litify, if we believe it can improve your business.

Atraxia Media App Main Features

  • Contacts CRM
  • Intake Status
  • Status Tracking
  • Completion Tracking
  • Case Types
  • Case Notes

This practice management platform was released in 2016 to help firms transform into modern, high-performing businesses. Since then, it has evolved into an all-in-one managing and automation platform solution for intake, marketing, CRM, matters, documents, referrals, reporting, and finance.

Litify is ideal for lawyers that work off of a contingency fee. It's relatively easy for users to build in new features as needed and to connect quickly and effectively to other applications. Litify also delivers excellent customer service.

Litify Main Features

  • CRM
  • Client Portal
  • Client Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Tagging
  • Email Management
  • Legal Case Management
  • Case Notes
  • Task Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Completion Tracking
  • Access Controls
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Full-Text Search
  • Version Control
  • Calendar Management
  • Staff Calendar
  • Trust Accounting
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Multi-Office
  • Collaboration
  • Reminders
  • Rules-Based Scheduling

Clio is the law practice case management solution that aims to make lawyers more productive and accessible. Founded in 2007, Clio offers an entire suite of tools for managing leads, clients, documents, bills, calendars, and time. Clio is a robust integrated platform that also works with other business apps.

Clio Main Features

  • CRM
  • Contract Management
  • Legal Case Management
  • Case Defined Timekeepers
  • Case Notes
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Conflict Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Tagging
  • Calendar Management
  • Staff Calendar
  • Client Portal
  • Client Management
  • Email Management
  • Task Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Completion Tracking
  • Status Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Accounting Management
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Asset Gain & Loss Reporting
  • Expense Tracking
  • Trust Accounting
  • Rules-Based Scheduling
  • Multi-Office
  • Collaboration
  • Docket Management
  • Access Controls
  • Activity Tracking
  • Full-Text Search
  • Version Control
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Statements

PracticePanther is one intuitive and easy to use program that brings together many capabilities. Law firms can use it to automate their workflows and get more done in less time. PracticePanther differentiates itself through its smart functionalities including billing flat rate, hourly rate, or contingency; generating multiple bills in one click; accepting credit cards from the invoice; trust account balances tracking; and integrating with business apps.

PracticePanther Main Features

  • Contract Management
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Tagging
  • Project Tracking
  • Reimbursement Management
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar/Reminder system
  • Staff Calendar
  • Client Portal
  • Client Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Document Management
  • Email Management
  • Legal Case Management
  • Case Defined Timekeepers
  • Case Notes
  • Task Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Completion Tracking
  • Status Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Automatic Billing
  • Patent/Trademark Management
  • Trust Accounting
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Portfolio Management
  • Accounting Management
  • Multi-Office
  • Rules-Based Scheduling
  • Docket Management
  • Access Controls
  • Collaboration
  • Activity Tracking
  • Check Writing
  • Compliance Management
  • Customer Statements
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Receipt Management

MyCase is a complete law practice management solution for small law firms looking for easy-to-use practice management software. Helps manage communications with customers and execute daily business operations; it also has features for accounting and scheduling. It provides all in one place the tools you need to manage contacts, legal cases, documents, time tracking, accounting, billing, and invoicing. It also provides mobile apps for Android and iOS devices.

MyCase Main Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Document Management
  • Email Management
  • Legal Case Management
  • Calendar/Reminder system
  • Case Management
  • Court Records Search
  • Accounting Management
  • Automatic Billing
  • Client portal
  • Case Defined Timekeepers
  • Completion Tracking
  • Multi-Office
  • Reminders
  • Rules-Based Scheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Case Notes
  • Client Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Email management
  • Task Management
  • Trust Accounting
  • Access Controls
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Collaboration
  • Contract Management
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Tagging
  • Full-Text Search
  • Version Control
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Timesheet Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Activity Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Customer Statements
  • Fee Calculation & Posting

This a law practice management software that boasts of having its own built-in, compliant legal accounting that helps law firms run their practice with maximum efficiency. CosmoLex is an elegant software that can be accessed from anywhere and has reliable data storage. The program is equipped with tools to handle all the billing, timekeeping, calendars and tasks, office and trust accounting, and documents. The program makes it easy to generate invoices, apply payments, and print checks and the customer support is great.

CosmoLex Main Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Conflict Management
  • Email Management
  • Legal Case Management
  • Task Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Nonprofits
  • Accounting Management
  • Automatic Billing
  • Case Management
  • Client portal
  • Document Management
  • Case Defined Timekeepers
  • Completion Tracking
  • Multi-Office
  • Reminders
  • Rules-Based Scheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Case Notes
  • Client Management
  • Docket Management
  • Email management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Trust Accounting
  • Access Controls
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Collaboration
  • Contract Management
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Tagging
  • Full-Text Search
  • Version Control
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Gain & Loss Reporting
  • Check Writing
  • Compliance Management
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Statements
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Receipt Management
  • Tax Management

AbacusLaw is a leading practice management solution that works for firms in every industry of any size. The software integrates contact management, matter management, document and email management, document automation, conflict checking, time tracking, billing, balance, rules-based calendaring, office accounting, trust accounting and more. AbacusLaw is also cloud-based for a complete disaster-proof solution.

AbacusLaw Main Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Email Management
  • Legal Case Management
  • Task Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Boolean Search
  • Client Database
  • Conflicts Database
  • Data Import/Export
  • Indexing
  • Phonetic Search
  • Preemptive Conflicts Search
  • Relationship Tracking
  • Calendar/Reminder system
  • Court Records Search
  • Task Management
  • Accounting Management
  • Automatic Billing
  • Case Management
  • Client portal
  • Document Management
  • Case Defined Timekeepers
  • Completion Tracking
  • Multi-Office
  • Reminders
  • Rules-Based Scheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Case Notes
  • Client Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Docket Management
  • Email management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Trust Accounting
  • Access Controls
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Collaboration
  • Contract Management
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Tagging
  • Full-Text Search
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Gain & Loss Reporting
  • Check Writing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Statements
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Receipt Management

Amicus Attorney is a a turn-key practice management solution that fully integrates a firm's information into a single automated system so it can improve efficiency & profitability. Amicus software solutions are available as a desktop and cloud, or mixed, for desktop and cloud. The software does everything a law firm needs it to do and them some: client and matter management, contacts & business development, conflict checking, legal calendaring and tasks, document management and automation, and time & expense tracking.

Amicus Attorney Main Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Conflict Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Email Management
  • Legal Case Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Trust Accounting
  • Case Defined Timekeepers
  • Completion Tracking
  • Multi-Office
  • Reminders
  • Rules-Based Scheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Case Notes
  • Client Management
  • Docket Management
  • Email management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Access Controls
  • Collaboration
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Tagging
  • Full-Text Search
  • Version Control

Tabs3 has been offering products for over 40 years. The software is appropriate for law firms looking for complete practice management or accounting, bill paying, stand-alone billing, case management, or financials. The program is very user friendly, comprehensive, and has many features.

Tabs3 Main Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Conflict Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Email Management
  • Legal Case Management
  • Task Management
  • Trust Accounting
  • Accounting Management
  • Automatic Billing
  • Case Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Case Notes
  • Client Management
  • Docket Management
  • Email management
  • Access Controls
  • Collaboration
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Tagging
  • Full-Text Search
  • Version Control
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Gain & Loss Reporting
  • Check Writing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Statements
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Receipt Management
  • Tax Management

Zola is a robust program designed to meet the needs of modern practice. Zola Suite covers everything from case management features to bulk billing, to document and task management and much more through an easy to use and navigate interface. Zola is cloud-based and accessible through native iOS and Android apps. Users have found that Zola is better than other programs for email management and using and managing custom matter fields and intake forms.

Zola Main Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Conflict Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Email Management
  • Legal Case Management
  • Task Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Trust Accounting
  • Accounting Management
  • Automatic Billing
  • Case Management
  • Client portal
  • Expense Tracking
  • Case Notes
  • Client Management
  • Docket Management
  • Email management
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Gain & Loss Reporting
  • Check Writing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Statements
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Tax Management