LeanLaw Features

LeanLaw

Legal billing software for small to mid-sized law firms.

4.66/5 (87 reviews)

LeanLaw Feature Summary

  • Client statements
  • Retainer billing
  • Non-billable hours tracking
  • Timesheet management
  • Voice dictation
  • Billable hours
  • Invoices
  • Accounting integration
  • Trust accounting management
  • Calendar management
  • Data filtering
  • Data visualization
  • Expense tracking
  • Financial analysis
  • Invoice management
  • Real time data
  • Real time reporting
  • Secure data storage
  • Summary reports
  • Third party integration
  • Timesheets
  • Account tracking
  • Activity dashboard
  • Time entry
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Time & expense tracking
  • Case management
  • Billable hours tracking

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Customizable Reporting
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ACH Payment Processing
API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Backup
Billable Hours Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Calendar Management
Case Management
Client Portal
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Filtering
Data Visualization
Document Management
Document Storage
Document Templates
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Invoice Management
Manual Time Entry
Projections
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Secure Data Storage
Summary Reports
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Time & Expense Tracking
Timer
Timesheets
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ACH Payment Processing
API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Backup
Billable Hours Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Calendar Management
Case Management
Client Portal
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Filtering
Data Visualization
Document Management
Document Storage
Document Templates
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Invoice Management
Manual Time Entry
Projections
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Secure Data Storage
Summary Reports
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Time & Expense Tracking
Timer
Timesheets
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Mobile apps

iOS App


13 reviews

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


0 reviews

LeanLaw Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about LeanLaw's features:

Mohammad Khan

Basic and Helpful

2020-11-17

It has been great thus far.

Pros

Easy to create new client accounts, review invoices and track daily billing.

Cons

It does not allow for case management, but in terms of integration it integrates perfectly with quick books.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Pamela Parker

Nice add on for attorney users

2020-11-24

I discovered this product after failing to master the mystery of trust accounting in Quickbooks. This was created specifically for attorneys and made the trust accounting work out properly.

Pros

It made handling client trust accounting simple

Cons

It did not import client contact info from my case management system

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Cathy Lee

Great and easy product to use

2020-11-24

Pros

It’s very intuitive and easy.

Cons

It doesn’t provide other legal work related services such as case management.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Deborah Williamson

I don't know how my business functioned before Lean Law.

2020-11-21

The customer service and support is amazing.

Pros

That it is integrated with Quickbooks is an amazing feature.

Cons

The cost of LeanLaw is a bit higher than some of the practice management software I considered previously.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jordan Litwin

Simple to use and good value

2019-02-26

Great option if you are primarily focused on billing and time entry more so than a comprehensive practice management option.

Pros

Ease of use (particularly timers), per license cost, continuing feature growth

Cons

Limited use of mobile application which does allow you to enter time for current day and open new client/matters but nothing else really.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lance Hancock

It's in the name: LeanLaw

2019-02-27

LeanLaw achieves its goal in providing an efficient way to keep time and bill clients. Good, relevant reporting also helps the lawyer who uses LeanLaw not only work in the business of practicing law, but also work *on* the business itself.

Pros

LeanLaw's integration with Quickbooks is huge, as our firm never has to draft an invoice. The reporting features of LeanLaw are good, and continue to get better.

Cons

It's lean timekeeping and billing software for the lean law firm.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Judy Gielniak

Time Saving Billing Processes

2020-11-19

Pros

Using LeanLaw has significantly cut down the hours spent invoicing clients.

Cons

I have no cons to report.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Clifford M

Best practice management software going

2017-03-23

It generates clean, editable dockets that look great in invoices. - Expenses are super easy to capture - Support is excellent.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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MARIA MITCHELL

Expenses expenses

2019-10-31

overall it is helping with tracking expenses to pass along to clients

Pros

Expense option having variations that I choose to input.

Cons

The communicating / integrating with quickbooks has not always run smoothly but understand that initially it takes time to work out the kinks.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Christine Hoke, CPA, MSA

Legal billing made easy

2019-04-19

Visibility into billing for client work, connecting both the financials and the case work , for better ratios and business analytics.

Pros

The real-time sync with QBO. This product gives all the necessary information to the attorneys without them ever logging into the financial software.

Cons

More in-depth, customization on reporting. But this will come over time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jenny Wilkes

Essential for seamless time-tracking and billing

2019-08-23

Invoicing is no longer a day long process

Pros

LeanLaw integrates with Quickbooks Online so efficiently I can't believe we were invoicing without it.

Cons

Possibly could use some more reporting features.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lynda Artesani

My go to app for working with Law firms and QuickBooks Online

2019-03-04

We are even converting clients from desktop PC law to LeanLaw/QuickBooks Online.

Pros

I love the two-way sync and the billable expenses feature.

Cons

Nothing, the even have high-level customer service. Great app!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Richard Hunt

Leanlaw is a great deal that needs a little improvement

2019-02-26

My overall experience has been very good. The customer support is fantastic and the product itself does just what small law firms like mine need.

Pros

It handles time tracking, new client/matter creation and monitoring of receivables in a reasonably easy to use fashion and, most important, interacts directly with QuickBooks Online in a very simple to use way.

Cons

Trust accounting is a sub menu to Billing, but is really a distinct set of functions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from LeanLaw


Hello Richard, you will see updates to the trust management in the next few months. It's slotted in our development schedule. High on the list is to bring trust management to the forefront of the product. In regards to your on/off switch, a matter can be archived. This will hide it from your day-to-day view but still have the data for reporting purposes. Any archived matter can easily be un-archived if a matter becomes active again.

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Tracie Todd

Extremely Versatile and Intuitive

2020-11-13

It was an easy and quick transition.

Pros

Time entries flow seamlessly into the invoicing section which then flow into QuickBooks Online.

Cons

There are a couple of reports that would be more useful if some of the content was able to be "drilled down" into for additional details, but other than that there are no complaints.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Christina Ciceron

The customer support is extremely quick and efficient

2017-05-23

Quicker attorney invoices

Pros

The reason many lawyers use billing software over Excel is because it saves time that would otherwise be spent duplicating entries in accounting software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from LeanLaw


So happy you enjoy the software, Christina. Thanks for the review.

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Mitchell Kearns

LeanLaw Review

2020-11-24

I have really enjoyed this product. I really don't have too many complaints about this product.

Pros

I enjoy the ease of use and the integration with Quickbooks.

Cons

It's not very intuitive and there isn't a place to store client documents within the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Thomas Bruetsch

Review

2020-11-17

Its a simple solution for timekeeping and billing but doesn't contain the reporting or features of other products.

Pros

The product is very easy to use and integrates well with QuickBooks.

Cons

The reporting functions are insufficient

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Keith Ciceron

User Friendly and Cost Effective

2019-02-26

See pros above!

Pros

LeanLaw streamlined our billing process, allowing easy integration with QuickBooks.

Cons

We would love to see a feature where simple math calculations are performed (e.g. mileage, copies, etc.).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Alessandra Rushing

Decent legal management software

2020-11-12

Pros

It's quite simple to navigate the surface-level features of the program such as adding a new client, matter, or depositing to a client's trust account.

Cons

The Quickbooks integration can be difficult to navigate, and anytime you need to make a change to an invoice, you have to do so in QBO.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Debbie Bondi

Customer service is the best!

2017-03-23

It has been very easy to use.

Pros

Ease of use and it integrates with QuickBooks well.

Cons

invoicing appearance modification needs to be made in QuickBooks

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering LeanLaw

Working with a QuickBooks ProAdvisor who is familiar with the legal industry and the needs of the client would be helpful

Source: Capterra
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Ian Maranta

LL Review

2020-11-17

Overall it has been pretty good, there are a lot of useful features and is mostly much faster than PCLaw. I would like to see a few more features but I know a lot of things are being developed so that's good. I really like the response time when asking questions and how it seems that staff really takes your suggestions seriously and implements changes based on them. For things like QBO it's impossible to get your suggestions listened to quickly so I really like how LL does that.

Pros

I also like how quick it is to run reports on expenses and time, in PCLaw it could take up to half an hour to run a report that with Leanlaw takes a few seconds.

Cons

Billing, I know they're working towards adding a select/deselect-all function so I don't have to remove thousands of entries slowly which is good.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Doug Rosenbloom

LeanLaw

2019-02-27

LeanLaw serves its main function. It would be nice if the timers worked on the app.

Pros

Pricepoint is reasonable, so good value overall.

Cons

It would be very helpful if Leanlaw had a plugin or could work with Outlook or email clients to automatically capture billing for email correspondence

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from LeanLaw


Doug, we have plans to integrate with Office365. This will allow for time tracking relative to email and word processing activities. We appreciate the feedback and your comments will help elevate this feature in our development pathway.

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Anonymous
(Accounting company, 1-10 employees)

Best Software for Connecting to Quickbooks Online

2019-02-11

The team there is very helpful and available to help clients learn the product and use it to eliminate double entry...saving a ton of time.

Pros

Meaning you can mark expenses that are billable to a client as they come across your credit card statement and LeanLaw will pick those up and add to the invoice.

Cons

I can't think of anything...it works very well.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Law Practice company, myself only employees)

Makes Quickbooks much more palatable.

2019-06-14

Overall, very pleased with LeanLaw. Good pricing. Good customer service.

Pros

These then populate automatically to Quickbooks.

Cons

Quickbooks billing setup is a bit clunky.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Law Practice company, 1-10 employees)

Great product that's easy to use!

2019-04-30

LeanLaw is an exceptional service that has timely and responsive customer service. Recommend highly.

Pros

I'm just a regular user so I don't run reports, or create new files - so my use is confined to just billing clients and it couldn't be easier.

Cons

Occasionally there are glitches where I find my input time on a different date than I entered, however, that was easily fixed by the LeanLaw team.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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