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MyCase is a full-featured and affordably priced cloud-based law practice management software for firms looking for an all-in-one law-firm productivity tool that doesn't require a lot of integrations to make it work.

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MyCase Rating:
4.3/5

Features

  • Customer Experience & Support - 9/10
    9/10
  • Pricing & Value - 9.75/10
    9.8/10
  • Security - 10/10
    10/10
  • Innovation & Future-Proofing - 8/10
    8/10
Comments Rating 4 (1 review)
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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: 4/5 (based on 1 rating)

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

Composite Rating: 4.3/5

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

Who MyCase Is For

MyCase is a good fit for firms looking for a fully-featured, reliable, all-in-one, and affordable law practice management software. It’s also a good option for those who are beginners to law practice management software or legal tech in general. Because MyCase is deliberate about its integrations with third-party software, it’s probably not a good fit for firms that rely on integration heavily with third-party software, though you really wouldn’t need integrations with anything except an accounting software if you went with MyCase.

MyCase Features

Website
www.mycase.com
Starting Cost
$39/user/month
Apps
  • Android
  • Web
  • iOS
Installation
  • Cloud
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.
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.
Additional Features
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.))
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.
Software Integrations
  • QuickBooks Online
Open API

Things You Might Want to Know

Migrating. MyCase offers self and assisted import at no additional cost to new customers. You can import matters and contacts into MyCase yourself, and you can get help via chat and email if you need it. MyCase recommends importing a maximum of 2000 records at a time. And as with most practice management software, you probably won’t be able to import all your data, because MyCase may not have the same fields as the software from which you are importing. Though with its assisted support, mapping and importing your data into MyCase isn’t as daunting as it seems.

Security. MyCase is built on Amazon’s EC2 cloud servers, which are protected by military-grade perimeters, and Amazon strictly controls physical access. MyCase also uses Amazon’s storage for data redundancy and backup. Your data is secured in transit and at rest with “bank-grade” encryption, and two-factor authentication is available.

Backup. MyCase backs up your data regularly, and backing up your MyCase data yourself is simple. You can download a CSV file any time, with all your data, all open files, or just the cases you are linked to. While you can only do this once per day, that should be enough for most firms.

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1 MyCase Community Review

  1. Avatar Josh C. says:

    Better Price, Fewer Unnecessary Bells, and Easy to Use

    I have been using MyCase since 2012 when I opened my firm. The software is easy to use and does everything we need. It has one feature that no other software seems to be able to handle: it allows a third-party to be designated the billing contact and receive/pay all invoices.

    The down side to MyCase is that it lacks many of the tie-ins that Clio and other alternatives offer. Beyond calendar, email, and Quickbooks synchronization, there isn’t much. No Dropbox, Zapier, Ruby, or LawPay.

    But this lack of tie-ins also makes MyCase incredibly easy to use. They have their own payment platform with competitive rates and no monthly fees.

    Possibly most important: MyCase is almost half the price of Clio and other competitors, assuming you have an ABA discount. Even without the discount it is still a better value.

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