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

Law Firm Virtual Receptionist, Chat & Phone Services

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

Law Firm SEO Services & Marketing Agencies

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

Credit Card Processing for Lawyers

LawPay Headnote ClientPay

Client Intake, CRM, & Marketing Automation Software

Lawmatics Lexicata Freshsales Captorra Clio Grow

Legal Time & Attorney Billing Software

TimeSolv Timeslips FreshBooks Bill4Time

Online Legal Research Software

Casetext Casemaker Tracers Westlaw LexisNexis Fastcase ROSS Intelligence

Law Firm Accounting Software

Nota Gusto QuickBooks Xero Accounting Software Bench ZipBooks Accounting Girl

VoIP Providers

8×8 Corvum RingCentral

Small Firm eDiscovery Software

Lexbe Logikcull Page Vault NextPoint Everlaw

Document Management & Automation

Lawyaw Documate NetDocuments HotDocs Knackly Afterpattern

Data Security Tools


Staffing Services (Virtual Assistants & Freelance Lawyers)

LAWCLERK Hire an Esquire

Productivity Tools for Lawyers


Reputation Management

Birdeye Broadly Podium

Video Conferencing for Lawyers


Managed IT for Lawyers

Albatross Legal Workspaces

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