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

Law Firm Virtual Receptionist, Chat & Phone Services

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

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

Credit Card Processing for Lawyers

ClientPay LawPay Headnote

Client Intake, CRM, & Marketing Automation Software

Lawmatics Lexicata Freshsales Captorra Clio Grow

Legal Time & Attorney Billing Software

TimeSolv Bill4Time Timeslips FreshBooks

Online Legal Research Software

Casemaker ROSS Intelligence Westlaw Fastcase Casetext LexisNexis Tracers

Law Firm Accounting Software

Nota QuickBooks Accounting Girl ZipBooks Gusto Bench Xero Accounting Software

VoIP Providers

8×8 RingCentral Corvum

Small Firm eDiscovery Software

Everlaw Lexbe Logikcull Page Vault NextPoint

Document Management & Automation

Documate Lawyaw HotDocs Knackly Afterpattern NetDocuments

Data Security Tools


Staffing Services (Virtual Assistants & Freelance Lawyers)

Hire an Esquire LAWCLERK

Productivity Tools for Lawyers


Reputation Management

Broadly Podium Birdeye

Video Conferencing for Lawyers


Managed IT for Lawyers

Albatross Legal Workspaces

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