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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

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

Law Firm Virtual Receptionist, Chat & Phone Services

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

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

Credit Card Processing for Lawyers

ClientPay LawPay Headnote

Client Intake, CRM, & Marketing Automation Software

Lawmatics Clio Grow Lexicata Captorra Freshsales

Legal Time & Attorney Billing Software

TimeSolv Bill4Time FreshBooks Timeslips

Online Legal Research Software

Casetext LexisNexis Fastcase ROSS Intelligence Tracers Casemaker Westlaw

Law Firm Accounting Software

Nota Gusto Xero Accounting Software ZipBooks Bench QuickBooks Accounting Girl

VoIP Providers

8×8 RingCentral Corvum

Small Firm eDiscovery Software

Logikcull Everlaw Page Vault NextPoint Lexbe

Document Management & Automation

Documate Lawyaw NetDocuments HotDocs Knackly Afterpattern

Data Security Tools


Staffing Services (Virtual Assistants & Freelance Lawyers)

LAWCLERK Hire an Esquire

Productivity Tools for Lawyers


Reputation Management

Broadly Podium Birdeye

Video Conferencing for Lawyers


Managed IT for Lawyers

Albatross Legal Workspaces

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