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Lawcus Review: Law Practice Management Software

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Rating Breakdown

Our Rating: 4.6/5

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 3 ratings)

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

Composite Rating: 4.7/5

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

4.7/5

Product Details

Apps
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Web
Installation
  • Cloud
Software Integrations
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • LawPay
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • OneDrive
  • QuickBooks Online
  • Zapier

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.

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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.

Calendar

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

Timekeeping

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 Lawcus?

Since Lawcus is a cloud-based product, you can use it on any modern browser anywhere you have an internet connection. It also has apps for iOS and Android.

What is the price of Lawcus?

At the time of this review, a standard subscription to Lawcus is $34/user/month. However, this does not come with some of the more sought-after features of Lawcus, like email templates, workflow automation, custom fields, or advanced reporting. Most users will find the Business tier to have everything they expect at $59/user/month.

Is Lawcus secure?

Yes, they have 256-bit AES encryption at rest, and SSL encryption in transit. This is generally considered “bank grade.” Additionally, they have multi-factor user authentication, and house your data on Amazon’s AWS servers.

Does Lawcus integrate with Microsoft 365?

Yes, they integrate with Microsoft 365, as well as a whole host of other providers.

Does Lawcus integrate with Google Workspace?

Yes, they integrate with Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive.

Can Lawcus handle my Trust Accounting?

Lawcus can handle most attorney’s trust accounting. However, if you have specific needs, it would be best to get a demo directly from them, or check out a free trial account.

Can I accept online payments with Lawcus?

Yes. At the time of this review, Lawcus does not have an internal credit card processing platform. However, they integrate with LawPay, QuickBooks, and Xero. So lawyers have multiple options for online payments.

Does Lawcus integrate with Zapier?

Yes, Lawcus integrates with Zapier. However, users will need to subscribe to the Plus tier or higher in order to get these features.

Can I automate documents with Lawcus?

Yes. Lawyers can use basic mail-merge style document creation to automate their documents. When coupled with the powerful workflow automations, this can save your office a significant amount of time.

Is Lawcus compatible with both PC and Mac?

Yes. As a cloud-based product, you can use the product on a PC, a Mac, or any other device that will run a modern internet browser.

Additional Details about Lawcus

Lawcus is intuitive, workflow-focused law practice management software that’s especially useful for productivity focused law firms with well-defined systems and processes.

Nova AI

Lawcus includes the power of generative AI technology with its Nova AI assistant. Nova helps with email and document drafting. For email, within Lawcus, navigate to Automation > Email Templates > New Email Template. Then click the “Write using AI” button on the toolbar. Give Nova a prompt and tone of voice. Nova drafts language for your review. Regenerate the language, or accept Nova’s draft, at which point you can edit the text further, if you like. You can also use Nova to make edits to the text after accepting the draft and making your own edits.
Similar Nova features exist for one-off emails, texts, matter notes, and matter and task descriptions.

It also adheres to the highest security and privacy standards. Nova does not store any sensitive data and Lawcus takes stringent measures to eliminate any risks of data leaks or unauthorized access.

Productivity Focus

While most law practice management software is good for organizing information, it’s also focused on velocity—moving your cases from intake to closing letter. Firms that use contingent or flat fees, or that have systems built to scale, will find this focus especially valuable.

CRM Included

Lawcus has a full, integrated client relationships management system, including client intake forms and e-signatures. Keep in mind, however, that these features may not come with the entry-level Standard tier.

Workflow Automation

Firms can set rule-based triggers and actions for all stages of client intake through billing so that it will handle some of the case administration on its own.

Secure Client Communication Portal

It’s built around collaboration, and that includes your clients. You can share documents and messages, but you can also assign tasks to your clients and schedule appointments with them.

Who Lawcus is for

Lawcus is an especially good fit for firms with a well-structured workflow for intake and case management.

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  • Jesse Lohrke says:

    Third and favorite practice management software

    We switched practice management software to Lawcus about six months ago.

    We were looking for a few things:
    -Client intake system
    -To input data only once
    -To be able to populate motions, letters, and forms with that data.
    -Easy time tracking and billing.
    -Integration with other programs we rely on or should rely on.
    -Flexible workflows with lots of functionality.

    Several programs offer most or all of these things, but Lawcus has been the best at integrating it so all the pieces talk to each other in a way that is usable in our practice. Where we’ve run into questions, the support is excellent and timely.

    It has taken a lot of customization and time to turn our forms, pleadings, and letters into documents that populate with a matter’s information, but it has been worth it. Now we can generate documents that are populated with case-specific information that was already input into fields. We are able to easily create the fields that fit our practice. We can customize the fields that apply to our practice areas, so client matters are created with relevant fields.

    Client intake is built into Lawcus. This feature has been nice because it allows us to track potential clients and follow up with them until we convert them to clients or store them away as “did not hire.” Client intake is definitely a strength.

    We have had a couple things we didn’t like, but the team there is responsive. They have implemented a couple of our suggestions and they are constantly improving.

    All in all, we have two lawyers and two assistants, and we have put a lot of data and a lot of clients into Lawcus. We are happy with it and are constantly incorporating it further into our practice.

  • Genissa Richardson says:

    New to Lawcus and loving it!

    I have rave reviews about Lawcus. My contact, Harsimran Singh, has been awesome to work with. He gave me a free tutorial, showing me how to use all the major features. And he’s extremely responsive by email when I have questions.
    The dashboard is highly customizable, there’s a “dark mode” and the interface with apps is seamless.
    It’s a fabulous value for the price and I highly recommend it.
  • Rabab Singh says:

    Lawcus is best all in one solution any attorney is looking for

    Honestly I was looking for something like this for our lawyers, Its all in one solution any lawyer would need. Our lawyers were looking for tools that can handle multiple tasks so they can focus on their work instead managing data. Its automation tool is too good and if you setup properly you don’t have to worry about follow ups, task assignments, little things that would take too much time and just focus on your work. Our lawyers love using this tool.
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