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Overview

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Rocket Matter is the leading cloud-based law practice management software that helps you run a more efficient law firm, boost...

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Top rated legal app for QuickBooks. LeanLaw makes QuickBooks Online work for law firms. Trust accounting, compensation tracking & more.

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

49

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

40

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.4

201

5

4

3

2

1

119

58

14

4

6

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
93%
would recommend this app

4.7

93

5

4

3

2

1

66

22

5

0

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

Pros

Technical support is fabulous, both through packaged online help and, on the very few occasions when it has been necessary, direct contact with a technical support representative.
Overall, my experience with Rocket Matter has been very successful in navigating through the website and it is pretty self explanatory which helps when training new employees comes up.
I also love the layout, being able to customize, the drop-down feature helps keep me organized and the page clean.

Pros

I love that you can create a client and have it automatically be added to the QBO customer list. Support staff is friendly, helpful and very responsive.
Easy to use, intuitive, top notch support for the occasional issue, which has been rare. Integration with QuickBooks is pretty well seamless, makes time keeping and billing very easy.
Overall it has been pretty good, there are a lot of useful features and is mostly much faster than PCLaw.

Cons

It freezes all the time. This is disruptive to my workday.
It defaults to the current date which is slightly annoying when you are entering time for a prior date.
Constant problems with slow service. Accounting feature does not integrate well with QUICKBOOKS.

Cons

I think the fact that I have to pay for Quickbook Online, which I repeat I hate, in order to use LeanLaw is an additional cost that I do not feel like I should have to pay.
I have problems when implementing specific time entries.
But that's as much a QB problem as LL. Not a full-blown practice manager, but I knew that going in.
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  • Last review2 years ago

Key features

  • Total features95
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Accounting
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Rate Management
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Case Management
  • Case Notes
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Court Rules-Based Scheduling
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Docket Management
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Management
  • For Lawyers
  • For Legal Professionals
  • Full Text Search
  • General Ledger
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Legal Case Management
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Tax Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Trust Accounting
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features49
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Accounting
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Rate Management
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Case Management
  • Case Notes
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Court Rules-Based Scheduling
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Docket Management
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Management
  • For Lawyers
  • For Legal Professionals
  • Full Text Search
  • General Ledger
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Legal Case Management
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Tax Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Trust Accounting
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations24
  • Box
  • Clio
  • Docusign
  • Dropbox Business
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • LawPay
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • NetDocuments
  • OneDrive
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Slack
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations3
  • Box
  • Clio
  • Docusign
  • Dropbox Business
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • LawPay
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • NetDocuments
  • OneDrive
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Slack
  • Xero
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

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Clifford M.

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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LeanLaw

Best practice management software going

Reviewed 7 years ago

LeanLaw is fantastic. I spent a long time doing detailed comparisons of different practice management software offerings (Clio, Practice Panther, Rocket Matter and the in-house offerings from LexisNexis, Westlaw). But LeanLaw won me over in minutes: - Its desktop time tracking tool is better than anything else I've used. It generates clean, editable dockets that look great in invoices. - Expenses...

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Alessandra R.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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LeanLaw

Decent legal management software

Reviewed 4 years ago
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. It cannot be done in Lean Law. The interface is also pretty dated and reminds me of an old school software program.

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Richard H.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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LeanLaw

Leanlaw is a great deal that needs a little improvement

Reviewed 5 years ago

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

Leanlaw's pricing is reasonable and it does what I need without too much fuss. 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

The user interface needs some work. Trust accounting is a sub menu to Billing, but is really a distinct set of functions. The calendar feature is a good idea but doesn't relate to the actual periods of time during which a matter is being worked on. On/off switches or buttons for different matters would be helpful so that switching between matters was a little easier. Also, the ability to customize the trust reporting would be very helpful.

Vendor response

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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Lance H.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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LeanLaw

It's in the name: LeanLaw

Reviewed 5 years ago

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

The user interface is very clean and intuitive in LeanLaw. Timekeeping down to 1/10 of an hour is a great feature, and the desktop app makes it very easy to do log time for various matters. 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. It is very easy to see revenue by attorney, revenue by client matter, productivity, and accounts receivable. There is even a report to help gauge fixed-fee profitability margins.

Cons

There isn't much not to like about LeanLaw when you understand what it is for. It's lean timekeeping and billing software for the lean law firm. It will never include client portals, document storage/sharing, or other such features.

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Astrid M.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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LeanLaw

Simple tools for a good price.

Reviewed 4 years ago

It has been good. I much prefer it to the other systems I've used, b/c it is more cost effective and does what I need it to do.

Pros

I like that the service doesn't have too many bells and whistles. All I need it for is time tracking and submitting bills/invoices to Quickbooks. I used to use a different software for my firm and it had way too many functions (none of which I ever used) and as such, the price was very high and not worth it for me.

Cons

I have problems when implementing specific time entries. For example: if you try and log a quarter of an hour (0.25) or 3 quarters of an hour (0.75) in your time entries, you won't be able to submit the bill to quickbooks - I think b/c the system doesn't recognize past one decimal place. This is frustrating b/c I often deal in 0.25 or 0.75, and it means I have to go back and edit and change a bunch of entries which is a waste of my time. I also don't love the look/aesthetic of the program, but that doesn't really matter very much.

Vendor response

Hey Astrid, thank you so much for your response! We appreciate your feedback on our product, as it helps us grow and improve. Our team has taken note of your experience, and is fixing the decimal issue. If you are willing to share any more feedback we welcome it. Thanks!

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Aaron T.

Law Practice, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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LeanLaw

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

Reviewed 7 years ago

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

Pros

The intuitive nature of the software is excellent. Like any software, it takes some getting used to, and there will be bumps and hiccups along the way, but once you figure it all and get comfortable with the platform, it is a pleasure to use. The streamlined process from setting up trust to entering time to billing the client couldn't be more straight forward. If you take a retainer first, and bill...

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. Like anything, it takes some time to get used to, but that is no fault of LeanLaw.

Vendor response

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