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Square Payments is an online payment processing solution which integrates with Square hardware & POS software to allow businesses...

LawPay is an online payment processing and management solution used by various types of law firms, including bankruptcy law...

  • 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

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

0.01

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

Starting from

19

Per month

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

User reviews

4.7

2.3K

5

4

3

2

1

1.7K

413

81

20

28

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

4.8

110

5

4

3

2

1

94

15

0

0

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

I love the simplicity of the software. I love being able to accept credit card or debit card payments directly on my phone with the small noninvasive card reader that i attach to my phone.
I love this software, our employees love it too because it gives them better tips at the end of the day.
Simple reporting is my favorite feature, especially compared to other platforms. Helping my clients with meaningful reporting without having to modify the data is super convenient.

Pros

I love the ease and ability to have our clients pay their invoices to us online and how secure it is.
The customer service is great. They are super responsive and quickly take care of things.
LawPay makes it super easy for us to take card payments. It replaced PayPal, which isn't suited to the kind of accounting we have.

Cons

I do not think I have have anything I do not like about square payments. I guess if you put in the wrong email that can be annoying but that more user error.
I had to walk around & often ended up some distance away from the customer. It was awkward because I had to have their card with me & this probably made the customer feel uneasy.
It also bothered me that they charge more to type in the card numbers when you’re unable to swipe the card in person.

Cons

The fees are very high and I hate that they send the statements in the mail and they are not accessible online.
I'm sure that would violate some privacy law, though, so it's understandable but we still have to fill this part out.
The complication is that when I do reconciliation in QuickBooks my bank account always shows a transaction I have to remember to ignore because I had to record it as two transactions.
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  • Last review2 months ago

Key features

  • Total features34
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Automatic Billing
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cash Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contactless NFC
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cryptocurrency Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Security
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • For Legal Professionals
  • Fraud Detection
  • Gift Card Management
  • In-Person Payments
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Card Reader
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Offline Access
  • Online Payments
  • PCI Compliance
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Fraud Prevention
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Status Tracking
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Total features24
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Automatic Billing
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cash Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contactless NFC
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cryptocurrency Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Security
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • For Legal Professionals
  • Fraud Detection
  • Gift Card Management
  • In-Person Payments
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Card Reader
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Offline Access
  • Online Payments
  • PCI Compliance
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Fraud Prevention
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Status Tracking
  • Third-Party Integrations

Integrations

  • Total integrations92
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Instagram
  • Klaviyo
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • PayPal
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter/X
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net
  • Total integrations52
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Instagram
  • Klaviyo
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • PayPal
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter/X
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net

User reviews that mention these apps

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Alicia D.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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

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LawPay

Easiest Way for Lawyers to Process Cards

Reviewed 5 years ago

LawPay doesn't have all the features as other processors like Square and Stripe. But with a little creativity (and their customer support is willing to work with you and give you ideas), you can make LawPay work for your practice. Best of all, it works seamlessly with Clio, which makes taking payments from clients who are already established with invoicing very easy.

Pros

Law Pay is the easiest way to process credit cards for lawyers. It's easy to designate between trust accounting and my other accounts. I am never worried that it will be wrong. The funds process pretty quickly. It works seamlessly with Clio.

Cons

You cannot download your monthly statements from the web portal, which is very annoying and makes accounting more difficult. You also cannot sync it with your accounting software. You also cannot do card checks without charging (such as getting a card to secure a free consultation). So it's not a sophisticated software.

DA
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Douglas A.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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LawPay

Excellent Product

Reviewed 4 months ago

A great company that has truly increased our productivity and profits

Pros

Ease of use Increased our bottom line Forward thinking company

Cons

Slightly difficult to reconcile payments with deposits into our account

KL
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Kathy L.

Legal Services, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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LawPay

Legal Payment for Clients

Reviewed 4 years ago

We are getting client payments on a timely basis. Most people use debit/credit cards and this software has enabled us to accept payments this way.

Pros

The ability to swipe the client's card and also that it is linked to our TimeSolv Legal Billing and they are able to look at their bill and pay online. This software makes it easy for clients to pay.

Cons

There really isn't anything I don't like about this software. We have had great success with this software to date.

BC
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Bryan C.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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LawPay

REVIEW FOR LAWPAY

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

It is user friendly and receipts are sent to our office as well as to our clients.

Cons

The processing fees are a bit higher for credit card payments.

RA
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Ruben A.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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

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LawPay

An honest review

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

I like the ease with which the required information can be programed.

Cons

I would like to see an instant credit for credit card payments.

EW
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Elan W.

Legal Services, self-employed

Used monthly for 2+ years

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

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LawPay

LawPay - Get Paid Using It

Reviewed 4 years ago

LawPay allows me to accept credit card payments and other electronic payments for my law practice, making my practice more marketable and customer-friendly than it otherwise might be.

Pros

LawPay allows me to accept credit card payments for my law practice and is one of the best values around for a practicing attorney who does not already take credit cards.

Cons

The e-Check service is hideously slow. Yes, you only pay a flat fee of $2.00 per item. However, it sometimes takes EIGHT business days for a check to clear -- and this is through ACH.

HK
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Hannah K.

Law Practice, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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LawPay

Great!

Reviewed 4 years ago

Great credit card software.

Pros

Easy to input info. Easy to track payments. Easy to send links to LawPay to clients for credit card payments. Clients express ease of use also.

Cons

For me there are no downsides, its very easy to use.

SP
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Shanti P.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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

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Law Pay

Reviewed 2 years ago

i am satisfied with my services

Pros

how easy it is to accept payments with it.

Cons

there is nothing i dont like. it is very easy to use and very practical

MB
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MAISHA B.

Legal Services, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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LawPay

The service is just OKAY

Reviewed 3 months ago

the service is just ok. It is not something I would recommend

Pros

the ability to take mobile payments and that it is

Cons

the app only allows you take payments, not see pending or completed payments or engage in a more meaningful manner. The app should allow the same activities as the web based page, look at transactions, cancel them, refund them etc

MW
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Mellissa W.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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LawPay

Where has this been my whole career?

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

Clients have no issues making payments from anywhere. Those payments are easily linked to their casefiles with the smokeball integration, which saves so much time and gives me peace of mind!

Cons

The fees are a bit pricey, but worth it.

MA
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Meg A.

Law Practice, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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LawPay

Best Way for Law Firms to Take Payments

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

With LawPay, it is easy to set up accounts for our staff members and attorneys to receive payments from clients. Being able to take Trust account payments is convenient as well.

Cons

Deposit/transaction reports aren't the greatest.

EC
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Erica C.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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LawPay

LawPay is WONDERFUL

Reviewed 3 months ago

Love the convenience of it and the friendly staff.

Pros

I love the convenience for our clients to easily make payments!

Cons

The e-check function. We don't find out until almost a week if the check bounced. When this happens we have to undo bank transfers and payments in Leap.

AA
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Angie A.

Law Practice, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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LawPay

My experience with LawPay

Reviewed 4 months ago

It has been a very helpful tool in making collections much faster and smoother for our firm. It is 100% better than using the old school credit card machines, and this gives our clients the ability to do this on their own and at their convenience, whether our firm is open or not.

Pros

It is very quick and easy to take a payment from a client. It is very easy so send them a direct link to pay and easy to link to our website to make a payment and direct them there to complete the process.

Cons

Some clients complain about the limits of making echeck payments. It is a bit complicated how the payments are batched together from the credit card companies when they hit our bank, but I don't think LawPay can control that much, if at all.

AS
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Allison S.

Law Practice, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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LawPay

best invention to hit the legal field in years

Reviewed 2 years ago

LawPay has made our bookkeepers' job disappear. It has automated what used to take human time.

Pros

I love the ease with which our clients can process their payments.

Cons

Sometimes the links we email out, soon expire.

JI
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Jasmine I.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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

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LawPay

Great for law firms

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall LawPay is great for law firms in today's era of online and credit card payments.

Pros

LawPay is great for law firms in today's era of online and credit card payments. It allows us to accept payments faster and easier for our clients and keep our collection rates above average.

Cons

The only downside to LawPay is that the credit card fees can be substantially high for collecting larger client balances.

AN
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Alexa N.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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

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LawPay

Would choose it over & over again.

Reviewed 5 months ago

The overall experience with LawPay has been great!

Pros

I love the ease of utilizing it. I can set up & schedule payments for automatic processing & everything about it is just smooth sailing. From processing payments,to sending the financing option, to scheduling them.

Cons

That I cant see a list of the sent ClientCredit requests.

CA
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Christine A.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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LawPay

Lawpay Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have used it for over 10 years and it is much better then ADP or the Bank we use to use

Pros

The privacy is critical due to the sensitivity of processing payments online

Cons

We have a ton of problems with the invoicing

TT
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Troy T.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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

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LawPay

Amazing Customer Service and Ease of Use

Reviewed 2 years ago

They have consistently improved their software and they've always been responsive to our needs. I would highly recommend. We have used them for years and have had no reason to switch. We really liked their law credit financing option for clients when they rolled out a trial program for it, we would definitely use it again if they implemented it.

Pros

Lawpay looks and feels very professional. We were using square before, which was okay, but lawpay's knowledge of the profession and handling of transactions into iolta trust accounts sets them apart from other services.

Cons

The transaction fees can get pricey, but lawpay seems to be within the industry average.

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Sarah S.

Law Practice, self-employed

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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

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LawPay

Small fish using Lawpay but it is still great service

Reviewed 4 months ago

It is great. I highly recommend it if you do any legal business and payments at all.

Pros

Lawpay is an incredibly easy, seamless payment experience for the average legal customer/client. It could not have been easier to get paid for my work.

Cons

I rarely do legal work on the side, so the flat fees (despite no revenue coming in this method) were eating up my tiny profits.

JP
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Jennifer P.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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

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LawPay

Overall Love LawPay, 1 Fix

Reviewed 4 months ago

Please help Farrar Law Firm get this 3% processing fee automatically added to all payments made through LawPay. Overall LawPay is wonderful.

Pros

The convenience, the streamlined program allows us to quickly send invoices out for replenishment retainers, I can take payment during client meetings with ease. I'm able to access historical data with no problems. Overall every firm should offer LawPay.

Cons

My only criticism is that LawPay does not automatically add the 3% fee for Farrar Law Firm. I have personally utilized LawPay at multiple firms and this was included at those offices. It is currently up to the staff or the client to figure out what the 3% is and add it up, which has caused problems for us in the past when client's forget and simply pay the figure. Our firm has lost money having to forfeit that 3% because our client didn't know any better or we didn't have a chance to inform them prior to them making the payment.

JR
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Julliana R.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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LawPay

Lawyers: STOP paying an arm and leg for processing fees.

Reviewed 3 years ago

When we started our law firm we knew that we had to have a way of taking electronic payments. Other services had extremely high fees and in our industry, passing those along to the client can be seen as "tacky". LawPay gives us the ability to take electronic payments at a more reasonable fee.

Pros

The integrations with Clio, our practice management software are a huge pro to LawPay as well as LawPay's competitive processing fees with the legal payments processing industry.

Cons

Even though processing fees for LawPay are lower relative to other services, they still cut a great deal into our larger retainers. I would love for LawPay to have a tiered fee structure where the more transactions you process the lower your fee percentage. This would encourage firms like ours to push ALL transactions through LawPay instead of first trying to get paid by cash or check and using electronic payments as a less preferred option.

RO
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Rolie O.

Law Practice, self-employed

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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

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LawPay

Getting Paid Faster

Reviewed 7 months ago

My overall experience with LawPay has been

Pros

LawPay makes it easier for clients to pay their bills online or through their mobile device. Bills are being paid quicker.

Cons

There is not much that I do not like about LawPay. The platform is satisfactory for the purposes of billing and collecting payments from clients.

AR
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Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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LawPay

LawPay is a necessity!

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Very user friendly, easy to manage payments and to send invoices to clients for payment. I also love the app!

Cons

I don't have any cons about LawPay! It's been extremely helpful and efficient for my firm since the start.

VH
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Van H.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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LawPay

Works great but they sneak the extra cost of using Affinipay into the process.

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Easy to accept payments by bank transfers or credit cards. Debit cards work but are a challenge for high value transactions.

Cons

The sneaky added cost of Affinipay. Lawpay is competitive in cost, until you consider the added cost of Affinipay that is billed monthly.

SS
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Sidney S.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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Lawpay

Reviewed 5 years ago

Law pay is so simple to use and fantastic.

Pros

I like that a receipt is automatically emailed to the client and to the attorneys of the firm upon payment being made.

Cons

Clients have said they would like to be able to save payment methods to use each month when they make payments and the software doesn’t allow for that.