PCLaw: Complete Review, Features, Pricing

PCLaw: Our Comprehensive Review | 2021

Looking for Legal Software?

  • Client & Contact Management
  • Case/Matter Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Billing
  • Calendaring
  • Task Management
  • Conflict Checking
  • Document Assembly/Automation
  • Trust Accounting
  • Business Accounting
  • Document Managment
  • Email Management

Rapid Setup
PCLaw is straight-forward and easy to use, making it one of the easier applications to get started with. PCLaw, unlike other legal applications, doesn’t require a special consultant to implement and begin using.

Comprehensive Business and Legal Accounting
PCLaw is a complete accounting package, which means it manages both your business accounting (bank/operating accounts, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and financial statements) as well as Trust/IOLTA accounting. PCLaw supports for fixed-fee, split billing and includes comprehensive financial reporting capabilities.

Use Stand-Alone or in Conjunction With Time Matters
PCLaw provides lightweight practice management functions. If your firm needs more sophisticated law practice management or document management, PCLaw can be used in tandem with it's sister product, Time Matters.

PCLaw Go Mobile App
PCLaw has a mobile app, called PCLaw Go, which allows you to enter billable time and perform routine tasks from your iPhone or Android smart phone. Related:

  • Software Technical and How-To Support
  • PCLaw Training & Education
  • Software Updates and Improvements
  • A PCLaw Account Manager
  • Access to PCLaw Cloud Hosting Options*
  • Client & Contact Management
    A central database to store information for clients, courts, related parties and other contacts.

    Matter Management
    A central database of matters, cases and projects. Stores the most relevant information pertaining to each matter.

    Calendaring
    Individual calendars for each user, along with an aggregated, firm-wide view/calendar. Synchronization with Outlook calendar.

    Task Management
    Create tasks and to-do items pertaining to specific matters or projects. Assign tasks and set deadlines.

    Time & Expense Tracking
    Track billable hours and related expenses for a particular client or matter.

    Billing
    Invoicing, including for billable hours, contingency work, and fixed-fee matters.

    Conflict Checking
    Search the database for related names, document each conflict check.

    Business Accounting
    Standard business accounting, including a Chart of Accounts, Bank/Operating Accounts, standard accounting reports (P&L, Balance Sheet).

    Trust Accounting
    Trust/IOLTA accounting for management of trust funds, including trust account reporting.

    Document Assembly/Automation
    Automatic preparation and population of specific court documents and forms.

    Document Storage
    Built-in cloud storage for related documents and files.

    Document Management
    Advanced document management including full-text search, document tagging & profiling, and version management.

    Email Management
    The ability to save emails to specific matters, via Outlook integration.

    Mobile App
    An Android or iPhone application for time entry and some subset of software functionality.

    Client Portal
    A client-facing online portal to share documents and updates with clients and other third-parties.

    Open API
    An open API (Application Program Interface), allowing you or third-parties to develop integrations with the software.

  • PCLaw is sold in two subscription models, both based on the number of time-keepers in your law firm.
  • PCLaw is available in Subscription-Based-Licensing (SBL), at a per-user, per-month basis,
  • Or: sold as a Perpetual License with an Annual Maintenance Plan (AMP).
  • We recommend contacting the vendor for current pricing tailored to your law firm.
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    Keep the robust legal software that you're firm is committed to and relies on, while enjoying the advantages of the Cloud.

    Work From Anywhere
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    Data Security & Compliance
    Secure Private Cloud platforms, like Uptime Practice, keeps your software and data secure. End-to-end data encryption, Multi-Factor Authentication, Geographic Data Redundancy (Backups), Virus Protection and Ransomware Protection will keep your data secure and your firm compliant.

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    Maintaining servers and managing IT is a pain, even with a capable local IT support firm. A Private Cloud like Uptime Practice provides all necessary server infrastructure, managed, backed up and ready-to-go: So you can focus on your firm and your clients.

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    Flexible & Scalable
    Stay flexible: Cloud-based solutions allow you to scale users, software, storage and options up or down as needed.

    Economical
    We consistently see Private Cloud solutions deliver a lower Total Cost of Ownership compared to managing on-premise, in-house servers and IT equipment. Study the Financial Case for Private Cloud, or get our Cloud Cost Calculator.

    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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