AbacusLaw Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

AbacusLaw

Law practice management for future-focused firms

3.83/5 (335 reviews)

AbacusLaw overview

What is AbacusLaw?

AbacusLaw helps improve client service and firm growth by providing users with the tools to simplify case management.

AbacusLaw helps legal professionals keep their cases progressing, and prevents them from missing important deadlines. The solution’s features include legal and rules-based calendaring, document and form automation, case management, conflict checking, data capture, document and email management, reporting, time tracking, billing and accounting, and more.

Users can dynamically capture critical case and client details, and collaborate with the entire staff to schedule appointments. Calendar rules and workflows can automatically schedule a series of events to help track important deadlines. Users can centrally organize entire cases and include relevant information such as contacts, events, documents and notes. AbacusLaw helps users search for any conflicts of interest, and provides a large volume of standard reports.

Users can run AbacusLaw (and any other software application) within Abacus Private Cloud for for a disaster-proof solution with increased mobility, reliability, security and control. Abacus Private Cloud can be accessed via smartphones and tablets on both Android and iOS platforms.
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Pricing

Starting from
$69/month
Pricing options
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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AbacusLaw user reviews

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Tera McNeil

AbacusLaw User

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-23
Review Source: Capterra

This program has been very user friendly. Info is easy to add or delete from a file in this program. It keeps issues very organized. Tabs can be customized to your firm.

Pros
This software allows us to keep our client's files organized. We can tailor this program to what we need in our client's files based on what out firm does, and/or what type of case it is. We can keep up with our calendars and everyone can log in from wherever they are and see the daily organizer for all or individuals. It allows us to keep notes in files, monitors for conflicts, and is very useful for setting ticklers to use as reminders. I find it very useful that it keeps up with all the players and their info under "linked names". Also keeps up w/ events, docs, & emails in one place.

Cons
If things are moved on the main drive, it breaks the links in abacus and they are no longer able to be found or traced if whomever moves the doc or breaks the link doesn't make a new one at that time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Assly Sayyar

This Saved My Business

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
As a small law firm you would think that software and a private cloud are luxuries reserved only for "big" firms but you are wrong. To be efficient, organized, avoid malpractice, and spend more time billing and less time on admin, a small firm needs legal software like AbacusLaw. When I wanted to add staff, the Abacus Private Cloud let all of my team utilize the AbacusLaw software with ease, from home and from other states where I am also licensed. And when COVID-19 hit, it was the AbacusLaw software and the Abacus Private Cloud that let us continue work uninterrupted, serving clients and not having to lay off a single person.

Cons
I wish there was a way to keep two separate books of business in AbacusLaw's accounting software since many small law firms are not "traditional" firms but several separate solo practitioners working together but with different accounting. The only "bad" part about having such a versatile and essential piece of software is on the occasion where it isn't working life seems to end. It has become indispensable. If that is a "con" that would be the biggest one!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jordyn Gibbs

Great Product

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-11-18
Review Source: Capterra

Great software. It keeps everything organized and is super easy to use for all purposes, including billing. Would highly recommend.

Pros
Easy to use. Great and simple product but powerful in that it tracks everything for you.

Cons
The updates are a pain, because we have to call and have this done remotely. We can't do the updates ourselves.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mary Doyen

Thought it would be better

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-05-05
Review Source: Capterra

I really thought Abacus was a better product than it has turned out to be. It can't do basic things that an accounting system can do. It's a so-so product.

Pros
I liked that it could integrate with our business systems as they are.

Cons
The add-ins do not work consistently and have more cons than pros. The reporting is not very good and making deposits that are not client checks makes no sense. The system is good for basic legal clients, but anything more complex and there's issues. You can't just double click on a number in a report to get more information on it like many other software programs. If you print a check, you can't change anything about it with an edit; you have to delete the entire thing to make small changes. There is also no way to track time reductions truly. Entering time takes forever because you have to go into each matter separately and enter your time instead of a large platform to enter time for each matter on one sheet. Editing bills takes so much longer than it should because of how it has to be done.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Amy Lawrynovicz

Complete Practice Solution

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-20
Review Source: Capterra

We considered other law office management systems, but I was impressed with the comprehensive nature of Abacus and it’s clear and easy system . It is really the only practice management solution that we use and I trust completely.

Pros
We have used Abacus for 14 years to manage our law practice. It takes care of everything from daily time tickets to billing and accounts payable. It is the comprehensive solution to running our small law office. It has grown with us over the years and is consistently updated. In addition it has outstanding customer service.

Cons
I honestly do not have any cons about Abacus. We have never had an accounting problem with Abacus. It is very user friendly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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AbacusLaw pricing

Starting from
$69/month
Pricing options
Subscription
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AbacusLaw features

API
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Case Management
Client Management
Document Storage
Workflow Management

Activity Dashboard (70 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (49 other apps)
Client Portal (49 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (44 other apps)
Contact Management (49 other apps)
Document Management (93 other apps)
Expense Tracking (44 other apps)
Invoice Management (44 other apps)
Reminders (51 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (65 other apps)
Search Functionality (72 other apps)
Task Management (66 other apps)
Third Party Integration (55 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Videos and tutorials

Additional information for AbacusLaw

Key features of AbacusLaw

  • Calendaring
  • Organizational tools
  • Collaboration tools
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Track deadlines
  • Rules-based calendaring
  • Workflows
  • Task assignment
  • Remote access and mobile syncronization
  • Case management
  • Events, contacts, documents, emails, notes management
  • Conflict of interest checking
  • Dynamic data capture
  • Reporting
  • 100+ standard reports
  • Custom reports
  • Library of reports
  • Contact management
  • Document management
  • Document and form generation
  • PDF court forms
  • Custom templates
  • Email organization
  • Phone messages
  • Instant messaging
  • Time capture
  • Billing and invoicing
  • LawPay credit card processing
  • Trust account management
  • Law firm accounting
  • Trust accounting
  • Bar Association requirements
  • ePHI & HIPAA compliance
  • Data visualization
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Benefits

Automatically capture client details, manage case matters, and track billable hours

Generate invoices using native payment processing feature, Abacus Payment Exchange

Use custom reports, automation rules, documents, forms, and terminology specific to your practice area

Create an organized calendar that automatically schedules all critical deadlines using Federal, State, and Local court rules.

Create signature-ready forms in minutes using information already in your database