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

MyCaseClio ManagePracticePantherCosmoLexFilevineLaw RulerTime MattersPracticeMasterLEAPRocket MatterNeedlesFirm CentralCaseFleetCenterbaseActionstepZola SuiteSmokeballMerusCaseSimpleLawPCLawLawcusAbacusLawCASEpeerAmicus Attorney

Law Firm Virtual Receptionist, Chat & Phone Services

LEX ReceptionBack Office BettiesOoma OfficeNexa (formerly Answer1)Ngage Live ChatSmith.aiRubyLawDroidAbby ConnectPATLive

Legal Time & Attorney Billing Software


Credit Card Processing for Lawyers


Law Firm SEO Services & Marketing Agencies

PostaliBluShark DigitalPaperStreetConvert IT MarketingConsultwebsSpotlight BrandingLawLyticsRankings.ioAttorneySyncUptime JurisPageJustiaFindLawBeam LocalGNGFConroy Creative CounselMockingbird MarketingJuris DigitaliLawyerMarketingScorpion Marketing

Online Legal Research Software

CasetextROSS IntelligenceLexisNexisCasemakerWestlawFastcase

Law Firm Accounting Software


Small Firm eDiscovery Software

LexbeNextPointPage VaultEverlawLogikcull

Document Management & Automation


Data Security Tools


Staffing Services (Virtual Assistants & Freelance Lawyers)

LAWCLERKHire an Esquire

Reputation Management


VoIP Providers


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