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

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

Law Firm Virtual Receptionist, Chat & Phone Services

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

Law Firm SEO Services & Marketing Agencies

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

Credit Card Processing for Lawyers

Headnote LawPay ClientPay

Client Intake, CRM, & Marketing Automation Software

Lawmatics Captorra Clio Grow Lexicata Freshsales

Legal Time & Attorney Billing Software

TimeSolv Timeslips Bill4Time FreshBooks

Online Legal Research Software

Fastcase ROSS Intelligence Westlaw LexisNexis Casemaker Casetext Tracers

Law Firm Accounting Software

Nota Accounting Girl Xero Accounting Software QuickBooks ZipBooks Gusto Bench

VoIP Providers

8×8 RingCentral Corvum

Small Firm eDiscovery Software

NextPoint Lexbe Logikcull Page Vault Everlaw

Document Management & Automation

Lawyaw Documate NetDocuments HotDocs Afterpattern Knackly

Data Security Tools


Staffing Services (Virtual Assistants & Freelance Lawyers)

Hire an Esquire LAWCLERK

Productivity Tools for Lawyers


Reputation Management

Birdeye Podium Broadly

Video Conferencing for Lawyers


Managed IT for Lawyers

Albatross Legal Workspaces

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