LeanLaw Features

LeanLaw

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

4.65/5 (92 reviews)

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Expense Tracking
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Invoice Creation
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API
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Accrual Accounting
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Asset Accounting
Automatic Billing
Automatic Time Capture
Billable & Non-Billable Hours
Billable Items Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Portal
Budgeting/Forecasting
CRM
Calendar Management
Case Management
Client Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Contingency Billing
Credit Card Processing
Cross Ledger Posting
Customer Statements
Customizable Fields
Customizable Invoices
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Storage
Document Templates
Electronic Payments
Employee Database
Expense Tracking
Fee Calculation & Posting
Hourly Billing
Invoice Creation
Invoice History
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Mobile App
Mobile Time Tracking
Monitoring
Multi-Currency
Multiple Billing Rates
Offline Time Tracking
Online Invoicing
Online Payments
Online Time Tracking
Overtime Calculation
Payment Processing
Project Billing
Project Management
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Receipt Management
Reimbursement Management
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
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Secure Data Storage
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
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Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
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Timer
Timesheet Management
Trust Accounting
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API
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Accrual Accounting
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Asset Accounting
Automatic Billing
Automatic Time Capture
Billable & Non-Billable Hours
Billable Items Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Portal
Budgeting/Forecasting
CRM
Calendar Management
Case Management
Client Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Contingency Billing
Credit Card Processing
Cross Ledger Posting
Customer Statements
Customizable Fields
Customizable Invoices
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Storage
Document Templates
Electronic Payments
Employee Database
Expense Tracking
Fee Calculation & Posting
Hourly Billing
Invoice Creation
Invoice History
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Mobile App
Mobile Time Tracking
Monitoring
Multi-Currency
Multiple Billing Rates
Offline Time Tracking
Online Invoicing
Online Payments
Online Time Tracking
Overtime Calculation
Payment Processing
Project Billing
Project Management
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Receipt Management
Reimbursement Management
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Tax Management
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Time Tracking by Client
Time Tracking by Project
Timer
Timesheet Management
Trust Accounting
Vacation/Leave Tracking
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LeanLaw Feature Reviews

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

Mohammad K.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Pamela P.

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 L.

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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Jordan L.

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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Deborah W.

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.

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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 H.

It's in the name: LeanLaw

2019-02-27

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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Christine H.

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.

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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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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Richard H.

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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Michael W.

Lean Law Review

2020-11-12

It was a good program. I simply found something that suited my needs a little better.

Pros

The Integration with Quickbooks was efficient and very valuable.

Cons

There wasnt much on note taking for the individual cases.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Judy G.

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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Aaron T.

I'm a solo practitioner and LeanLaw provides exactly what I need from billing to IOLTA management.

2017-05-11

The ability to track, monitor, and control my business.

Pros

If you take a retainer first, and bill the client against the retainer, or just bill your client and accept payment after, LeanLaw accommodates all arrangements.

Cons

The only thing I don't like about the software is that I don't have 1000 clients yet and a billion in operating.

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


Thanks for the review, Aaron! Glad you're enjoying the software

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Mitchell K.

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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Melissa L.

Excellent Tool for Billing

2020-11-20

Great experience with Leanlaw--both the product and customer service.

Pros

Ease of Quickbooks syncing for billing and ease of use for adding time entries.

Cons

When I click on matters, it instantly only shows me the cases that I am linked to but I would prefer to just see all of the firm's cases instead.

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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Thomas B.

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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Mallory S.

Perfect for a Small Firm using Quickbooks

2021-08-05

We previously had more expensive softwares and were using so few of the features because of the size of our firm.

Pros

I also like that it is easy to apply different tax rates for different jurisdictions while time track and billing.

Cons

This is a feature I am very hopeful they will develop given that they already have a calendar view within Leanlaw.

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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Lynda A.

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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Bill B.

Lean Law

2019-02-28

Good customer support and easy to use.

Pros

Seamless transition for billing to Quickbooks

Cons

I wish there was a feature where you could use defined tasks for your time entries (which it does have) and then you could mine the data from those tasks for determining future fixed fee amounts.

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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Jenny W.

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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Frank C.

Good Time and Expense Tracking

2019-05-02

It is easier to track time and expenses than QuickBooks and imports to QuickBooks for final billing.

Pros

The interface is easy to use and it has been reliable.

Cons

The end of the month billing is a little less than intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tracie T.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Richard S.

Great startup software for organization

2020-11-25

So far I have no clients utilizing LeanLaw, though I enjoy playing around with it and working through some ideas.

Pros

I like the intuitive interfaces and clear direction.

Cons

The reporting interface is quite smashed together and leaves much to be desired. The interface limits itself across the tabs rather than allowing differences between the tabs more.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Christina C.

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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NICHOLAS L.

LeanLaw Simple and Effective

2019-02-27

Pros

The user friendly interface and the ability to navigate between clients and matters.

Cons

Sometimes it is unclear whether I am reviewing a time entry for a specific client or for all clients within the specified time period.

Rating breakdown

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
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