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LawPay Rating:
4.8/5

Features

  • Customer Experience & Support - 9/10
    9/10
  • Pricing & Value - 9/10
    9/10
  • Security - 10/10
    10/10
  • Innovation & Future-Proofing - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
Comments Rating 5 (1 review)
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Rating Breakdown

Our Rating: 4.7/5

Our rating is based on our subjective judgment. Use our resources—including our rating and community ratings and reviews—to find the best fit for your firm.

Community Rating: 5/5 (based on 1 rating)

The community rating is based on the average of the community reviews below.

Composite Rating: 4.8/5

The composite rating is a weighted average of our rating and the community ratings below.

LawPay is a credit card processor built specifically for law firms. It brings full trust-account compliance to a huge list of integration partners. Whatever software you currently use to send invoices and trust requests can probably be integrated with a few clicks. With very little effort, you can start accepting credit card payments from your clients.

Who LawPay Is For

Any law firm that wants to process credit card payments from their clients while easily complying with trust-accounting rules can benefit from this software. It is most effective, however, when paired with LPMS applications or billing software. The vast integrations are really the highlight of this program.

Firms and practices who need to take payments on behalf of their clients may want to look elsewhere, though. In those cases, they may not find all the functionality they need. The benefit, here, comes from ease-of-use, not broadness of application.

Pros Cons
IntegrationsAdd-on Product
Recurring PaymentsNot Accounting Software
A/R ManagementNot for Large Firms

LawPay Features

Website
lp.lawpay.com
Starting Monthly Fee
$20
Starting Processing Fee
1.95% + $0.20
About Credit Card Processing Fees
Comparing credit card processors on price is difficult because there are so many fees involved, from monthly fees to per-transaction fees, with variations for eCheck/ACH versus swiped cards versus keyed-in transactions and extra fees for "signature cards" like American Express. As a rule of thumb, credit card processing fees are 2–3.5% of the transaction. eCheck/ACH fees are usually lower.
Free Trial
Apps
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Web
Support
  • Email
  • Phone
Accept Payments
Accepting payments is the defining feature of credit card processing tools, of course. However, not all processors accept all payment types. See below for a more detailed breakdown.
Recurring Payments
You can use recurring payments for subscriptions and other pay-over-time fee arrangements.
Send Invoices
Some credit card payment processing tools include a basic invoicing feature in case you don't have separate accounting or billing software.
Payment Reminders
With payment reminders you can automate email notifications to your clients to remind them about upcoming or past-due payment dates.
Payment Types Accepted
Major Credit Cards
eCheck/ACH
International
Issue Refunds
When you have to give the money back.
Reporting
Generate report like payments received or upcoming payments.
Fraud Protection
Payment processors should monitor transactions for suspicious activity to help avoid fraudulent charges.
Trust Account Compliance
Some jurisdictions may require law firms that accept credit cards to comply with specific procedures. For example, pulling the transaction fee from your operating account or having your client pay it instead of subtracting it from the payment amount.
Software Integrations
  • AbacusLaw
  • Bill & Pay
  • Bill4Time
  • BlueDot
  • CampLegal
  • Case Tempo
  • Case.one
  • CaseFox
  • Centerbase
  • Cerenade
  • Chrometa
  • CINcompass
  • ClientRock
  • Clio
  • Connective Counsel
  • CosmoLex
  • Coyote Analytics
  • docketwise
  • infotems
  • INSZoom
  • Invoiced
  • Lawcus
  • Leap
  • PracticePanther
  • SimpleLaw
  • Smokeball
  • Tabs3
  • Time59
  • Timeslips
  • TimeSolv
  • TrustBooks
  • Your Firm App
  • ZolaSuite
Software Compatibility

LawPay FAQs

Where can I use LawPay?

LawPay is a web-based application that can be accessed using any modern browser.

What is the price of LawPay?

As of this review, LawPay pricing starts our at $20 per month with a starting processing fee of 1.95% + $0.20.

Is LawPay secure?

LawPay transfers all information over a secure socket layer (SSL) connection, so your (and your client's) information is encrypted while in transit. Additionally, they store their data on Amazon Web Services servers with bank-level encryption.

Does LawPay integrate with my Law Practice Management Software?

Yes. LawPay can easily be integrated into your law office's procedures by allowing you to include a link to URL, where clients can pay, into any communication, invoice, or even text message. Additionally, LawPay directly integrates with the many of the most popular legal tech products on the market.

Will LawPay integrate with my accounting platform?

Most likely. By adding a payment link to your invoices, your firm will be able to integrate LawPay into most accounting software platforms.

Is LawPay compliant with lawyer trust accounting rules?

Probably, as LawPay allows firms to separate their payment account from the account they deposit funds into.

How difficult is LawPay to set up?

LawPay is relatively easy to set-up. Although, in order to take advantage of all of its features, you'll want to allocate some time to incorporating it into your processes.

Can my firm track billing with LawPay?

Yes. With LawPay, your firm can easily keep track of who has paid their invoices, and even set up rules to automate follow-ups.

Is LawPay good for solos?

Yes. Although large firms certainly could use LawPay, small to medium-sized firms are generally who they provide the most value to.

Does LawPay have a client portal?

Yes. And no. LawPay allows you to incorporate a custom payment page into your website easily. Which can work as a client portal for many firms. However, it is not as robust a platform as some will need.

Additional Details about LawPay

Quick Bill

LawPay offers a Quick Bill tool that emails clients to request payment via a link to a secure payment page. It allows you to send and view payment requests to clients. You can view which have been paid, viewed, or are outstanding.

Scheduled Payments

With Scheduled Payments, your clients can set-up recurring payments to your firm with ease. Not only will your client know they are paying you on time, your firm will also be able to plan based on those payments.

Integrated Signatures

LawPay allows you to collect signatures with each payment, if you like. Clients can follow the link in an email sent to them to sign via touch-screen or mouse. Whats more, authorization forms can be built directly into your intake paperwork so your clients can onboard with ease.

Website Payment Portals

Making your website work as more than just an advertising platform should be a goal of all law firms. With LawPay, one can easily integrate a payment gateway into their existing website. Even when clients can’t find the specific billing email, they can at easily find where to pay.

Security

All plans include fraud protection and exceed Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance standards. With this, sensitive information within the application is encrypted, including card details. Additionally, secure receipts include only the last four digits of each credit card number.

 

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1 LawPay Community Review

  1. Nicholas P. says:

    LawPay does it all

    We’ve consistently been impressed with the service from LawPay over the past 5 years. They are relentlessly client-focused and make taking payments from your clients seamless and easy. We started with their desktop setup, swiping cards via USB cable. Then they launched a smartphone app so we could take payments on house calls or anywhere. When they integrated with Clio, it made perfect sense to stay with them, and was actually a factor for us adopting Clio. I have been interviewed several times to ask about new features they are developing. We have tried to use all the features included, such as payment plans, direct invoicing, and ACH/eCheck processing. They have made taking payments so easy that the processing fees are a good value. A particularly annoying part of having a merchant account was the Annual PCI Compliance test, but they have made that a breeze. And by focusing specifically on lawyers, they understand IOLTA compliance, and I have never had to worry about fees coming out of my IOLTA by mistake (which was a problem at previous processors we used). We love our credit card processor!

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