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

Law Firm Virtual Receptionist, Chat & Phone Services

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

Law Firm SEO Services & Marketing Agencies

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

Credit Card Processing for Lawyers

LawPay ClientPay Headnote

Client Intake, CRM, & Marketing Automation Software

Lawmatics Lexicata Freshsales Clio Grow Captorra

Legal Time & Attorney Billing Software

TimeSolv Bill4Time Timeslips FreshBooks

Online Legal Research Software

LexisNexis ROSS Intelligence Tracers Casemaker Casetext Westlaw Fastcase

Law Firm Accounting Software

Nota Gusto QuickBooks Accounting Girl Xero Accounting Software Bench ZipBooks

VoIP Providers

Corvum 8×8 RingCentral

Small Firm eDiscovery Software

Page Vault Everlaw NextPoint Lexbe Logikcull

Document Management & Automation

Lawyaw Documate HotDocs NetDocuments Knackly Afterpattern

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 Cloud Legal Workspaces

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