PCLaw is Lexis Nexis's turn at Law Practice Management Software (LPMS). It allows you to track matters, cases, time, and billing all in one place with a focus on making sure that you are getting paid for the time that you expend for a client.
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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PCLaw is an on-premises platform. Which means that you will need to install it on either your computer or your network. Importantly, it is difficult to access this type of system from anywhere other than within your network. Although they do have a Mobile App, you can only access critical information in each case file.
PCLaw starts out at $39.00 per user per month. However, most of their packages require you to contact them to get a quote specific to your law firm.
On-premises products, like PCLaw, are as secure as the user makes their own network.
No. PCLaw does not have an integration with Microsoft 365, or any other Microsoft product.
No. PCLaw does not have any Google integrations.
Yes. PCLaw has billing, time tracking, and accounting features built-in. This includes trust accounting capabilities. Additionally, since the platform is usually installed on a local computer or network, users can control where their client trust data resides.
No. PCLaw does not have any integrations or built-in features that allow for users to accept online payments.
No. PCLaw does not integrate with Zapier.
Yes. PCLaw has basic mail-merge style document assembly built-in.
According to PCLaw's system requirements, it will not work on a Mac computer, nor will it work on Thin clients or Virtual Servers.
Windows-based. PCLaw is a law practice management software program designed for Windows desktop.
Billing and Accounting. Its focus is on the billing and accounting side of your practice. You can manage vendor payments and business expenses as well as write and print checks from bank or trust accounts. Additionally, you can balance your accounts and quickly pinpoint any outstanding balances. You can even see your profit and losses in real-time, useful for both startup and established firms who need to stay on track growing their firm’s revenue.
Case and Event Tracking. With the built-in calendar, you can stay on top of important meetings and deadlines. Their dashboard is built to give you a lot of useful information at a glance—toggle between My Practice, My Clients, and My Business tabs to see practically everything PCLaw is capable of.
Mobile and Web App. Even though the software is Windows desktop-based, there is a mobile version you can access via the web when you’re on the go. Keep track of billable hours and all business expenses while you’re away from the office. The web interface also lets you access critical matter information and search using client number, matter number, matter description or type of law.