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:

US$69,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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    Business size

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    Markets

    Canada, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$69,00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of AbacusLaw: 73

    • 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
    • Court Rules-Based Scheduling
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Cross Ledger Posting
    • Customer Statements
    • Customizable Forms
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • Docket Management
    • Document Capture
    • Document Classification
    • Document Generation
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Document Templates
    • Email Management
    • Event Logs
    • Expense Tracking
    • Fee Calculation & Posting
    • For Family Law
    • For Legal Professionals
    • Forms Management
    • Full Text Search
    • HIPAA Compliant
    • Indexing
    • Legal Case Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Multi-Location
    • Phonetic Search
    • Preemptive Conflicts Search
    • Receipt Management
    • Relationship Tracking
    • Reminders
    • 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
    (365)
    Value for Money
    3,6/5
    Features
    3,8/5
    Ease of Use
    3,7/5
    Customer Support
    4,0/5

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    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 2019/01/23

    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.

    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 2020/05/05

    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!

    Alternatives Considered

    Clio, ProLaw and MyCase

    Reasons for Choosing AbacusLaw

    Credenza reached end of life and was bought by AbacusLaw's parent company. I had to switch and I was worried but the switch was worth it and all my data migrated over.

    Reasons for Switching to AbacusLaw

    I have worked with all four of those before when working with other attorneys. None were as versatile as AbacusLaw. Some had serious bugs in trust accounting. Others had horrible customer service and some had interfaces that were not user friendly. Then there was the price on some of the better ones. Finally none of them had the other software, security, and support I needed to grow my business.
    Lauren D.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Legal Software Tracker

    Reviewed on 2021/12/03

    Since using AbacusLaw calendaring for trials and deadlines is much easier than before

    Since using AbacusLaw calendaring for trials and deadlines is much easier than before

    Pros

    Relatively easy to use and set up. Calculates trials, deadlines for various reports and court filings

    Cons

    The thing I dislike the most about AbacusLaw is the creating of new reports takes more computer knowledge then it should.

    Alternatives Considered

    Sage Timeslips and Amicus Attorney

    Reasons for Switching to AbacusLaw

    Seamed easier to use and more cost efficient for our practice
    Grayson C.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Mixed Bag

    Reviewed on 2020/05/11

    It's a mixed bag. It could be great software if the people who developed it had real experience...

    It's a mixed bag. It could be great software if the people who developed it had real experience using it in a practical environment. And if they spent more time testing stuff to make sure it worked. And if their tech support people were more helpful and less evasive.

    Pros

    Part of what attracted us to this software was that it advertised that it allowed us to integrate WordPerfect forms that we already had into the document preparation feature. We also like the group calendar that allows us to color-code each attorney making it easy to determine who is where. They also did a fairly decent job of integrating old data from a previous practice management software to allow more thorough conflict checking. The interface for most things is reasonably intuitive. It has features that can make it a good all-around practice management program if you use all of them.

    Cons

    Technical support is sad. So many of the people we get have no idea what the problems are or why the program is doing something it should not be. Correcting an error often becomes a lengthy boondoggle that takes ridiculous amounts of time. Features that they promise are part of the software are often not fully or properly functional, or the support staff seems to have no idea how they actually work. When trying to work with WordPerfect integration, for example, they did not seem to have any tech support personnel who actually knew how to use the program or how it was supposed to integrate and could not answer questions about it, so we were on our own. It does integrate, for the most part, but some things we try to ask about they just don't know an answer for . They promised us integration with LawPay and then backed out instead pushing a program they had developed to take payments. After seeing how they have been with other features, I don't want them to experiment on me and my clients with some "new" software they have halfway developed. We sometimes found that we knew more about the program than some of the tech support folks we were on calls with, and quite frequently we never receive explanations for why something was not working right, even though we WANT to know so we can avoid the issue in the future. I suspect sometimes it's a bug on their end that they do not want to confess to. It also does not double-check deletions and changes-leading to lost data.

    Alternatives Considered

    ProLaw

    Reasons for Choosing AbacusLaw

    Moving to a new firm that already had Abacus and wanted to integrate

    Switched From

    ProLaw

    Reasons for Switching to AbacusLaw

    Basically, the group calendar and WordPerfect integration - ProLaw was moving away from WordPerfect support and we already had a substantial number of documents and preferred this software.
    Marie M.
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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

    All the Bells and Whistles

    Reviewed on 2020/03/30

    I have been an AbacusLaw users since I opened my own firm in 2006. I have used the software and...

    I have been an AbacusLaw users since I opened my own firm in 2006. I have used the software and switched to APC. I went briefly with a competitor for four months because of the cost difference and learned quickly: you get what you pay for. I promptly switched back to Abacus and determined that the APC was worth it.

    Pros

    The ease of use, the triple reconciliation feature, and the linking items to client matters.

    Cons

    I wish the calendar syncing feature with Google calendar/Outlook was easier and not manually required. I also wish the price point was lower for small firms. It's just me and a paralegal.

    Alternatives Considered

    Clio

    Reasons for Choosing AbacusLaw

    I switched from Abacuslaw Gold to Clio to have the remote work feature. I switched to APC from Clio after four months because I missed the easier Triple Reconciliation, the calendaring and billing feature, and the document storage features that were either not available in Clio or not as developed and easy to use as they were in Abacus.

    Switched From

    Clio

    Reasons for Switching to AbacusLaw

    See above.
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    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

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

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