Best Legal Practice Management Software for 2020

What is the best legal practice management software for 2020?

What was once a relatively short list of law practice management software is now a crowded space full of many different applications and vendors, all vying for your firm’s attention. In 2020, you have more options than ever when it comes to finding the right software to help you manage your law practice.

It can be overwhelming for many firms that are just beginning their search for case management software.

Fear note: Whether your firm is looking to implement its first legal practice management software, or your current legal software isn’t cutting it: We’ve got you covered.

We work closely with hundreds of law firms across North America, and in doing so have had hundreds of conversations about legal practice management software. What do firms like? What do they not like? What systems are they moving to?

From cloud-based, to server-based, from case management to billing and accounting: This list outlines the most used, best legal practice management software for law firms in 2020.

How to Get Started

We’re often asked: “What is the best legal practice management software?” That’s a bit like asking what the best kind of car is. The answer, of course, depends on what your needs are.

For instance, some legal practice management solutions focus heavily on accounting; but if your firm already has accounting software its committed to, that focus is meaningless to you. Other case management solutions focus on document and form creation, a must-have for some law firms, but not all.

We recommend that ever law firm searching for legal practice management software start by identifying what features and functions are most important to you. This will help you narrow down the (long) list of suitors, and will provide a framework you can hold each option against.

Below is a list of typical features you’re likely to find in legal practice management software.

  • Client & Contact Management
  • Case / Matter Management
  • Calendaring (Basic)
  • Rules-based Calendaring (Docketing)
  • Conflict Checking
  • Task & Project Management
  • Timekeeping
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Business Accounting
  • Trust/IOLTA Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Document Assembly (Form Assembly)
  • Document Management
  • Email Management
  • Process & Workflow
  • Customization
  • Third-Party Software Integration
  • Client Portal
About the Author: Uptime Legal Systems
Named an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Uptime Legal is North America’s leading provider of cloud services to law firms. As a full service legal technology provider, Uptime’s offerings include Private Cloud for law firms, Document & Email Management and Web Design and Internet Marketing.

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