About AbacusLaw

AbacusLaw helps improve client service and firm growth by providing users with the tools to simplify case management.

AbacusLaw helps legal professionals keep their cases progressing, and prevents them from missing important deadlines. The solution’s features include legal and rules-based calendaring, document and form automation, case management, conflict checking, data capture, document and email management, reporting, time tracking, billing and accounting, and more.

Users can dynamically capture critical case and client details, and collaborate with the entire staff to schedule appointments. Calendar rules and workflows can automatically schedule a series of events to help track important deadlines. Users can centrally organize entire cases and include relevant information such as contacts, events, documents and notes. AbacusLaw helps users search for any conflicts of interest, and provides a large volume of standard reports.

Users can run AbacusLaw (and any other software application) within Abacus Private Cloud for for a disaster-proof solution with increased mobility, reliability, security and control. Abacus Private Cloud can be accessed via smartphones and tablets on both Android and iOS platforms.

Pricing starting from:

USD 69.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of AbacusLaw

  • Automatically capture client details, manage case matters, and track billable hours

  • Generate invoices using native payment processing feature, Abacus Payment Exchange

  • Use custom reports, automation rules, documents, forms, and terminology specific to your practice area

  • Create an organized calendar that automatically schedules all critical deadlines using Federal, State, and Local court rules.

  • Create signature-ready forms in minutes using information already in your database

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    Markets

    Canada, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    USD 69.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of AbacusLaw: 71

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting
    • Accrual Accounting
    • Activity Tracking
    • Appointment Management
    • Archiving & Retention
    • Asset Accounting
    • Automatic Billing
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Boolean Search
    • CRM
    • Calendar Management
    • Calendar/Reminder System
    • Case Defined Timekeepers
    • Case Management
    • Case Notes
    • Check Writing
    • Client Database
    • Client Management
    • Client Portal
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Communication Management
    • Completion Tracking
    • Compliance Management
    • Conflict Management
    • Conflict Tracking
    • Contact Database
    • Content Library
    • Contract/License Management
    • Court Records Search
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Cross Ledger Posting
    • Customer Statements
    • Customisable Forms
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • Docket Management
    • Document Classification
    • Document Generation
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Document Templates
    • Email Management
    • Event Logs
    • Expense Tracking
    • Fee Calculation & Posting
    • Forms Management
    • Full Text Search
    • HIPAA Compliant
    • Indexing
    • Legal Case Management
    • Live Chat
    • Mobile Access
    • Multi-Location
    • Phonetic Search
    • Preemptive Conflicts Search
    • Receipt Management
    • Relationship Tracking
    • Reminders
    • Rules-Based Scheduling
    • Rules-Based Workflow
    • Staff Calendar
    • Status Tracking
    • Task Management
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Time Tracking
    • Trust Accounting
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    3.9 /5
    (363)
    Value for Money
    3.6/5
    Features
    3.8/5
    Ease of Use
    3.7/5
    Customer Support
    4/5

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    David R.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Solo practitioner using Abacus

    Reviewed on 13/05/2021

    When I consistently enter time, the software works smoothly for me. Creating invoices is easy, as...

    When I consistently enter time, the software works smoothly for me. Creating invoices is easy, as is correcting time entry errors. If I fall behind the software has no impediments to catching up on time entries. I've looked at switching to another program and concluded that the benefits of functionality I will not use are not worth the learning curve.

    Pros

    The bottom line is that Abuscu does everything that I need and has added bells and whistles that would be valuable in my practice. Once I figure out how to use a function it works well for me. Learning how to use most functions easy. Beyond basic time tracking, adjusting my working style to Abacus Law has been an obstacle. The problem is mine than the software. I've learned to use certain functions that would be valuable to me, but I have not been able to adopt them. I don't think another application would be better. The bottom line is that Abuscu does everything that I need and has added bells and whistles that would be valuable in my practice.

    Cons

    The software feels like it was written 20 years ago and not updated to a better user-interface. I wish that there were a simple to use app for my smartphone. Abacus may have that for its cloud product, but the cost difference made me lose interets. The online help is daunting, but the telephone support is terrific. It's an adequate balance. I wish there was a way to export billing data to Quickbooks. My accountant knows QB. I can't impose on him to learn Abacus accounting. I'm using a program that tracks my computer use by app and even collects screenshots. Something like that would be a wonderful addition.

    Mary D.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Thought it would be better

    Reviewed on 05/05/2020

    I really thought Abacus was a better product than it has turned out to be. It can't do basic things...

    I really thought Abacus was a better product than it has turned out to be. It can't do basic things that an accounting system can do. It's a so-so product.

    Pros

    I liked that it could integrate with our business systems as they are.

    Cons

    The add-ins do not work consistently and have more cons than pros. The reporting is not very good and making deposits that are not client checks makes no sense. The system is good for basic legal clients, but anything more complex and there's issues. You can't just double click on a number in a report to get more information on it like many other software programs. If you print a check, you can't change anything about it with an edit; you have to delete the entire thing to make small changes. There is also no way to track time reductions truly. Entering time takes forever because you have to go into each matter separately and enter your time instead of a large platform to enter time for each matter on one sheet. Editing bills takes so much longer than it should because of how it has to be done.

    Erica V.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Abacus for the Paralegal

    Reviewed on 09/06/2021

    I am able to update our dockets and manage our monthly client billing with ease. I occasionally...

    I am able to update our dockets and manage our monthly client billing with ease. I occasionally get kicked out of Abacus but overall enjoy the software.

    Pros

    Creating a docket is simple. We are able to quickly review the attorney notes and provide updates to the clients without having to get the attorney involved.

    Cons

    I wasn't involved in any training so I'm sure there are lots of features that our office is not taking advantage of.

    Assly S.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    This Saved My Business

    Reviewed on 05/05/2020

    Pros

    As a small law firm you would think that software and a private cloud are luxuries reserved only for "big" firms but you are wrong. To be efficient, organized, avoid malpractice, and spend more time billing and less time on admin, a small firm needs legal software like AbacusLaw. When I wanted to add staff, the Abacus Private Cloud let all of my team utilize the AbacusLaw software with ease, from home and from other states where I am also licensed. And when COVID-19 hit, it was the AbacusLaw software and the Abacus Private Cloud that let us continue work uninterrupted, serving clients and not having to lay off a single person.

    Cons

    I wish there was a way to keep two separate books of business in AbacusLaw's accounting software since many small law firms are not "traditional" firms but several separate solo practitioners working together but with different accounting. The only "bad" part about having such a versatile and essential piece of software is on the occasion where it isn't working life seems to end. It has become indispensable. If that is a "con" that would be the biggest one!

    Tera M.
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    • Industry: Legal Services
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    AbacusLaw User

    Reviewed on 23/01/2019

    This program has been very user friendly. Info is easy to add or delete from a file in this...

    This program has been very user friendly. Info is easy to add or delete from a file in this program. It keeps issues very organized. Tabs can be customized to your firm.

    Pros

    This software allows us to keep our client's files organized. We can tailor this program to what we need in our client's files based on what out firm does, and/or what type of case it is. We can keep up with our calendars and everyone can log in from wherever they are and see the daily organizer for all or individuals. It allows us to keep notes in files, monitors for conflicts, and is very useful for setting ticklers to use as reminders. I find it very useful that it keeps up with all the players and their info under "linked names". Also keeps up w/ events, docs, & emails in one place.

    Cons

    If things are moved on the main drive, it breaks the links in abacus and they are no longer able to be found or traced if whomever moves the doc or breaks the link doesn't make a new one at that time.

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    AbacusLaw offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: USD 69.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    AbacusLaw has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    AbacusLaw supports the following languages:

    English

    AbacusLaw supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    AbacusLaw integrates with the following applications:

    Comm-unity, Keap, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, Nextiva, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Skype for Business

    AbacusLaw offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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