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Amicus Cloud Review: Law Practice Management Software

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Product Details

  • Web
  • Cloud
Software Integrations
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • QuickBooks Online
  • Abacus Payment Exchange (APX)

Core Features

For Law Practice Management Software, the following are essential features, and you should therefore expect to see a check in every box in this section.


Case/Matter Management

Matter management is the defining feature of law practice management software, of course. However, some software is targeted at specific practice areas and may implement case management in different ways in order to manage information specific to those practice areas.

Client/Contact Management

Managing clients and other contacts is a core feature of law practice management software.

Task Management

Basic task management includes creating tasks with due dates that can be associated with cases/matters and assigned to different lawyers. Some products stick to pretty basic task management, while others offer enough features to make any Getting Things Done devotee happy.


As with email, this feature means a full calendar client, not just an integration with Outlook or Google Calendar.


Timekeeping is a core feature of practice management software, essential for lawyers who bill by the hour but useful even for those who don't.

Conflict Checking

An actual conflict checker is more than just a search box. This applies to software that actually has a conflict checking feature. Implementation varies, but at a minimum you should be able to search the entire database for matching names. It should check for conflicts accurately and intuitively, allow for a lateral hire to input their conflict database into the system, work quickly when new clients call, and comply with the rules of professional conduct for checking conflicts.

Email Client

Does it include a full email client? (Alternative solutions that don't amount to an email client, like plugins for Outlook or Gmail, do not earn a check for this feature. See software integrations, below.)

Text Messaging

Can you send and receive text messages and associate them with your matters?

Document Management

Basic document management allows you to add documents and associate them with your cases/matters.

Document Assembly

Loading your firm’s document templates into your law practice management software can save time and ensure consistency. This check means basic document assembly suitable for form letters, invoices, etc. For advanced document assembly, you’ll probably need additional software.

Secure Client Portal

Basic Bookkeeping

This means basic checkbook register–style bookkeeping, which is more limited than full accounting. You should be able to keep track of your operating accounts and reconcile your balances, but you may still need full accounting software.

Trust Accounting

This means you can track your client trust accounts, including expenses and payments. It is normal to see trust accounting without basic bookkeeping or full accounting, in which case you will need something else for accounting.

Full Accounting

Some software includes full double-entry accounting features, making additional accounting software unnecessary.

Billing & Invoicing

Does the software allow you to send bills or invoices?

Online Payments

Payment processing is increasingly offered either as an included or add-on feature, especially with cloud-based law practice management software.

Open API

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I use Amicus Cloud?

Amicus Cloud, as the name suggests, is a cloud-based law practice management platform. It can be accessed from any modern web browser.

What is the price of Amicus Cloud?

The practice management solution has a custom price as there are many feature options to choose from when migrating.It would appear that Caret is suggesting that new user look at Zola Suite at $59/user/month.

Is Amicus Cloud secure?

Like most cloud-based LPMS systems, Cloud uses SSL encryption in its browser connection. It also offers multi-factor authentication (MFA), as well as user access restrictions.

Does Amicus Cloud integrate with Microsoft 365?

Yes. Cloud integrates Microsoft 365 into its practice management solution.

Does Amicus Cloud integrate with Google Workspace?

No, at the time of this review, Amicus Cloud does not integrate with Google Workspaces.

Can Amicus Cloud handle my Trust Accounting?

The platform can handle most attorney trust accounting. However, firms who need advanced features may want to look into one of their sister products.

Can I accept online payments with Amicus Cloud Review: Law Practice Management Software?

Yes. Amicus Cloud integrates with the Caret's Abacus Payment Exchange (APX).

Does Amicus Cloud integrate with Zapier?

No. As of this review, Amicus Cloud does not integrate with Zapier.

Can I automate documents with Amicus Cloud?

Yes. Law firms can automate basic mail-merge style documents and emails using the internal template system. Users who want more robust features should look to include Caret’s add-on product HotDocs.

Is Amicus Cloud compatible with both PC and Mac?

Yes. As a browser-based solution, it can be used by both PC and Mac users.

Additional Details about Amicus Cloud

Amicus Cloud has relatively advanced document management capabilities. All uploaded documents are searchable due to their optical character recognition (OCR).

Who Amicus Cloud is For

The cloud-based platform is best for smaller firms who value remote capabilities over more advanced Law Practice Management features. It is essentially a scaled-down version of some of the other products from AbacusNext—just cloud-based. Smaller firms who want good document management, automation, and basic practice management features will find it the most appealing. Larger firms, or ones who are looking for more robust features should look at their sister product Zola Suite.

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