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!)

Each product category has a set of Feature Descriptions. These are elements that are common to the software in the specific portal, or special features that some of the products have that we thought you should know about. You can filter the products based on these features within the portal page.

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

Law Firm Virtual Receptionist, Chat & Phone Services

LEX Reception Back Office Betties Ruby Abby Connect Nexa (formerly Answer1) Smith.ai Ooma Office LawDroid PATLive Ngage Live Chat

Law Firm SEO Services & Marketing Agencies

Postali Spotlight Branding Convert IT Marketing Juris Digital PaperStreet Uptime JurisPage Beam Local BluShark Digital Scorpion Marketing Rankings.io Consultwebs FindLaw AttorneySync Mockingbird Marketing Conroy Creative Counsel LawLytics iLawyerMarketing Justia GNGF

Credit Card Processing for Lawyers

LawPay Headnote ClientPay

Client Intake, CRM, & Marketing Automation Software

Freshsales Lawmatics Clio Grow Captorra Lexicata

Legal Time & Attorney Billing Software

TimeSolv Bill4Time FreshBooks Timeslips

Online Legal Research Software

Casetext Casemaker Westlaw LexisNexis Fastcase ROSS Intelligence

Law Firm Accounting Software

ZipBooks Bench Xero Accounting Software QuickBooks Gusto

VoIP Providers

RingCentral 8×8 Corvum

Small Firm eDiscovery Software

Page Vault Logikcull NextPoint Lexbe Everlaw

Document Management & Automation

Community.Lawyer NetDocuments Lawyaw Knackly HotDocs Documate

Data Security Tools

Trustifi

Staffing Services (Virtual Assistants & Freelance Lawyers)

Hire an Esquire LAWCLERK

Productivity Tools for Lawyers

TextExpander

Reputation Management

Broadly Podium Birdeye

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