LeanLaw Features

LeanLaw

Legal timekeeping & billing software for 8 to 30 lawyer firm

4.71/5 (49 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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LeanLaw Feature Reviews

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

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.

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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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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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.

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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Bill Brunstad

Lean Law

2019-02-28

Good customer support and easy to use.

Pros

Seamless transition for billing to Quickbooks

Cons

The fixed fee template is confusing, at least to me.

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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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
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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
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Customer support

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

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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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Frank Conner

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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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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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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Lynda Artesani

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

2019-03-04

All of the law firms I work with use LeanLaw. We are even converting clients from desktop PC law to LeanLaw/QuickBooks Online. We are conversion specialists in moving law firm clients to the cloud.

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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Daniel Tressler

Lean Law Makes it easy

2019-02-27

Faster & easier billing!

Pros

Very user friendly -much easier to use than other programs used in the past

Cons

Offers lots of additional L&A codes that aren't compatible with my client's invoice program

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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James Perry

Great product

2019-02-26

I have had a great overall experience with Lean Law. They are very customer friendly, and have incorporated a number of our suggestions.

Pros

The program is very easy to use, and interfaces with quick books.

Cons

The program still needs a little work with trust account reporting

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Graziana Zito

LeanLaw - review

2019-10-18

Creating legal invoices with no manual workarounds.

Pros

This is a software for legal timekeeping that makes an attorney's life much easier! By linking to QuickBooks, this software brings every file and legal accounting information in sync.

Cons

Since I only tried the software for a short time, I did not find any con to list or discuss. LeanLaw is a good software.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from LeanLaw


Thank you Graziana, we appreciate your feedback! Even when we get good reviews, know that we are always working to make LeanLaw better.

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MARIA MITCHELL

Expenses expenses

2019-10-31

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

Pros

We do not utilize the time and/or calendar feature.

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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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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TAYLER TIBBITTS

Good Platform

2019-02-26

Overall it's been a great tool for my law practice.

Pros

I like the integration with Quickbooks and the ability to track my time effectively.

Cons

The Quickbooks integration is not very customizable. I've had trouble getting my trust accounting to work properly and it'd be nice to be able to customize things more on that front.

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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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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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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Claire Bazata

easy to use

2019-02-26

Pros

I love seeing my day and billable hours calculated in real time, the calendar format makes it easier for me to keep my time and helps me get all of my time recorded quickly.

Cons

The app, last I checked, was not easy to use and so I have resorted to entering time back at the office or when I can get to a laptop instead of on the go.

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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Kelsey Nunez

Very user friendly and helpful

2019-02-27

I was one of the first users and have seen how the company is dedicated to improving the product as it learns more. They are always available to troubleshoot and help me. It has helped me manage my solo practice.

Pros

I like the timekeeping and how the invoicing links directly to Quickbook.

Cons

It used to link directly with Gmail and Google Drive and that isn't supported anymore. I wish it was.

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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Scott Learned

Streamlines our practice

2017-03-27

Our solution for billing and invoicing is LeanLaw and we both love it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Donna Paxton

First use was difficult

2019-02-28

Pros

I do appreciate the support from techs that have been patient with me. In the beginning, almost a year ago, there were quite a few things I needed LeanLaw to be able to do. For the most part, these things were addressed to my satisfaction. What I like most about the software: that I can work from home It's taken me a year, but I am 'fairly' satisfied with the software.

Cons

For what I am paying monthly, for LLaw & QBooks has already surpassed the cost of buying billing software outright and it hasn't even been a year yet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Mikayla Baker

LeanLaw

2019-02-26

LeanLaw has come to be our third program in an attempt to get a clean software.

Pros

I love that it is very functional and makes everything clear for all parties to read.

Cons

I cannot find cons with this software that they do not address.

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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