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AbacusLaw

Law practice management for future-focused firms

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AbacusLaw Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

AbacusLaw product overview

Price starts from

69

Per month

Per Feature

What is AbacusLaw?

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

Key benefits of using AbacusLaw

  • 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
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    Phone Support
    24/7 (Live rep)
    FAQs/Forum
    Knowledge Base

    Training options

    In Person
    Documentation
    Live Online
    Videos
    Webinars

    AbacusLaw pricing information

    Value for money

    3.6

    /5

    365

    Starting from

    69

    Per month

    Per Feature

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    AbacusLaw features

    Functionality

    3.8

    /5

    365

    Total features

    71

    9 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Document Management
    Document Storage
    Task Management
    Access Controls/Permissions
    Case Management
    Calendar Management
    Client Management
    Time Tracking

    AbacusLaw users reviews

    Overall Rating

    3.9

    /5

    365

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend7.98/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    160

    108

    38

    12

    47

    Pros
    We considered other law office management systems, but I was impressed with the comprehensive nature of Abacus and it’s clear and easy system.
    I love the ability to change the screens to suit our needs and the ability to create and run simply reports on my own without having to pay a fortune to have one created.
    It has grown with us over the years and is consistently updated. In addition it has outstanding customer service.
    Cons
    Technical support is sad. So many of the people we get have no idea what the problems are or why the program is doing something it should not be.
    This can be frustrating and annoying. When updates are made, we are not notified of the changes and must learn how to use or work around those changes.
    After we upgraded, AbacusLaw has been terrible. It changed the decade from "19" to "20" in all client birth years, which will have to be corrected manually.
    Overall Rating

    All the Bells and Whistles

    Reviewed a year ago

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    Marie: My name is Marie. I'm the managing attorney and owner of a small law firm in a legal industry...

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    AbacusLaw User

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    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 recommend10/10

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    This Saved My Business

    Reviewed 2 years ago
    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 recommend5/10

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    Thought it would be better

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    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...

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Abacus Law - A Year In

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    We wanted a product that allowed us to have a 360 view on our productivity, profitability, case management and accounting software. Abacus has provided us with this in one package.

    Pros

    The time ticket and notes functions have increased our accuracy and efficiency in billing, and provide attorneys and partners with the ability to provide clients with accurate status reports on their matters. The document management function mean that teams can access all information quickly. The software allows partners to track their teams productivity and evaluate work in progress.

    Cons

    The software does not provide for multiple currency databases - although Abacus built several for us. The outlook function is not so stable and with us use several currency databases, you have to keep switching the outlook function in each database. The reports format takes some getting used to - they would be easier to use if they could be downloaded as excel spreadsheets.

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    • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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    Good not Great, but what is...

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    Our billable hours have increased, due to the ease of use of the timekeeper processes.

    Pros

    Linking ability between names, matters, the calendar and to email.

    Cons

    Least favorite is so ironic. In Abacus Accounting retainers are painstaking and excruciatingly burdensome to keep track of and requires manual allocation to timekeepers.

    AbacusLaw FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does AbacusLaw offer?

    AbacusLaw has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $69.00/month
    Pricing model: Subscription


    Q. Who are the typical users of AbacusLaw?

    AbacusLaw has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does AbacusLaw support?

    AbacusLaw supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does AbacusLaw support mobile devices?

    AbacusLaw supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does AbacusLaw offer an API?

    Yes, AbacusLaw has an API available for use.


    Q. What other apps does AbacusLaw integrate with?

    AbacusLaw integrates with the following applications:
    Microsoft Outlook, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Comm-unity, Microsoft 365, Keap, Nextiva


    Q. What level of support does AbacusLaw offer?

    AbacusLaw offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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