Products & Services for Small Law Firms

Our website includes reviews, commentary, previews, and examples of legal technology every attorney needs to consider for their office infrastructure—what we call the “legal tech stack.” If you would like to know more than this Legal Technology Buyers Guide tells you, look at the resources pages on our website. These include, a complete guide to Legal Technology, how to run a Paperless Practice, and a Guide to Starting a Firm.

We have broken this Legal Technology Buyers Guide into basic categories. Each category has a portal page, where you can learn more about the specific type of product. From these portal pages, you can dive directly into our reviews of the products, and see commentary from other attorneys. If you see an Affinity Partner badge, it means Lawyerist Insiders are entitled to a discount. (Already a member? Log in here. If not, register here—it’s free!)

Additionally, in each portal page, we include a basic guide on how to choose those products. We also help you determine how to differentiate between individual offerings. Keep in mind, however, that just because software works for someone else, it doesn’t mean it will fit your particular needs. Use this Legal Technology Buyers Guide to create a tech stack for your practice. Don’t just throw together a combination of disparate products and hope they’ll make your practice better.

As always, keep your Ethical Obligations in mind. In addition to your obligations to confidentiality, and the protection of your client property, many states now have an obligation to stay abreast of technology. Be sure to balance these considerations.

Getting Started

Dive-in to our Legal Technology Buyers Guide with the following links. If you’re new to choosing legal technology, or you’re starting from scratch, the portals below are generally in order of importance to attorneys. Start from the top and work your way down.

Law Practice Management Software

MyCase PracticePanther Clio Manage CosmoLex AbacusLaw Lawcus CASEpeer Needles Rocket Matter Firm Central Filevine Amicus Attorney MerusCase PracticeMaster LEAP Time Matters PCLaw Law Ruler Zola Suite SimpleLaw Smokeball Actionstep CaseFleet Centerbase

Law Firm Virtual Receptionist, Chat & Phone Services

Alert Communications LEX Reception Back Office Betties Ngage Live Chat Abby Connect LawDroid Ruby Ooma Office PATLive Nexa (formerly Answer1)

Law Firm SEO Services & Marketing Agencies Postali AttorneySync Uptime JurisPage Consultwebs Conroy Creative Counsel BluShark Digital Scorpion Marketing GNGF Accel Marketing Solutions LawRank FindLaw iLawyerMarketing Mockingbird Marketing Justia Convert IT Marketing LawLytics PaperStreet Spotlight Branding Beam Local Juris Digital

Credit Card Processing for Lawyers

ClientPay Headnote LawPay

Client Intake, CRM, & Marketing Automation Software

Lawmatics Clio Grow Lexicata Captorra Freshsales

Legal Time & Attorney Billing Software

TimeSolv Timeslips FreshBooks Bill4Time

Online Legal Research Software

Westlaw ROSS Intelligence Casemaker Casetext LexisNexis Tracers Fastcase

Law Firm Accounting Software

Accounting Girl Bench Xero Accounting Software Gusto ZipBooks QuickBooks

VoIP Providers

Corvum RingCentral 8×8

Small Firm eDiscovery Software

Lexbe NextPoint Page Vault Logikcull Everlaw

Document Management & Automation

Lawyaw Community.Lawyer NetDocuments Documate Knackly HotDocs

Data Security Tools


Staffing Services (Virtual Assistants & Freelance Lawyers)

LAWCLERK Hire an Esquire

Productivity Tools for Lawyers

BetterLegal TextExpander

Reputation Management

Podium Birdeye Broadly

Video Conferencing for Lawyers


Managed IT for Lawyers

Albatross Legal Workspaces

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