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Simplelaw Review: Law Practice Management Software

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Our Rating: 4.2/5

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Product Details

  • Web
  • Cloud
Software Integrations
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  • G Suite
  • LawPay
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  • OneDrive
  • QuickBooks Online
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  • Microsoft Office 365 Calendar
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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 SimpleLaw?

SimpleLaw is a web-based law practice management system. Users require an internet connection to use the product and data is stored in the cloud.

What is the price of SimpleLaw?

SimpleLaw charges per-attorney for access to its software. A firm with one to four attorneys pays $39/attorney per month, if billed annually. Each attorney in a one-to-three-attorney firm would pay $49/attorney per month, if billed monthly. The per-attorney price drops as the total number of attorneys increases. Every firm subscription, whether for a single attorney or for 20 attorneys, includes one free paralegal/secretary user.

Is SimpleLaw secure?

Like all web-based law practice management systems, SimpleLaw stores the information you provide them in a data center, aka “the cloud.” Any interaction with the SimpleLaw application is encrypted before it leaves your device, travels securely over the public internet, and is protected by a decryption key known only to SimpleLaw.

Does SimpleLaw integrate with Microsoft 365?

Yes, SimpleLaw offers a native “plug and play” integration with Microsoft 365, including email, calendar, and document storage functionality.

Does SimpleLaw integrate with Google Workspace?

Yes, SimpleLaw offers a native “plug and play” integration with Google Workspace, including email, calendar, and document storage functionality.

Can SimpleLaw handle my Trust Accounting?

No, SimpleLaw does not offer trust account tracking. However, it integrates with QuickBooks Online for accounting functionality.

Can I accept online payments with SimpleLaw?

Yes, SimpleLaw integrates with LawPay to provide online payment functionality.

Does SimpleLaw integrate with Zapier?

As of this review, SimpleLaw does not integrate with Zapier.

Can I automate documents with SimpleLaw?

Yes, SimpleLaw supports document automation to fill in forms and templates you create using case details, custom fields, and client intake details.

Is SimpleLaw compatible with both PC and Mac?

Yes. SimpleLaw is a web-based application. It will run on any modern web browser. The application features a mobile-responsive design, so it scales in appearance and functionality from phone to tablet to computer. There is no application to install for Windows, macOS, or mobile.

Additional Details about SimpleLaw

Paralegal Support

SimpleLaw offers on-demand paralegal support from vetted and experienced paralegals. If an attorney needs extra help on a project, they can post it through the software’s interface, and they’ll connect with a paralegal. If an attorney likes working with a particular person, they can request that person for a project. This is a great option for those moments when lawyers need extra help on a case.

Referral Network

SimpleLaw is unique in offering access to a network of fellow attorneys and clients. Potential clients can contact attorneys through secure direct messaging, and lawyers can scout co-counsel by searching the system. This makes it easy to share documents, notes, and other information with clients and co-counsel without requiring extra steps. SimpleLaw also lets users network and work with attorneys they may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet.

Pay for What’s Used

SimpleLaw charges a monthly fee to use its cloud-based platform and secure client portal. In any 30-day period, users are billed only if they have at least one open, active case. They pay nothing if there are no open, active cases in a 30-day period.

Who SimpleLaw is for

SimpleLaw is a good fit for solo to mid-sized law practices planning to use a law practice management software for the first time and for those who want a simple and straightforward practice management tool. Its efficient and user-friendly interface gives lawyers law practice management basics without distracting frills and features they probably wouldn’t use anyway.

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