About Amicus Attorney

Amicus Attorney is a cloud and on-premise law practice management solution that enables legal firms to streamline the entire case lifecycle, from creating documents to raising invoices for clients. It offers a calendar module, which lets professionals share and update appointments on calendars, receive notifications in case of event changes, and link events, such as court dates, directly with cases in order to track progress.

Features of Amicus Attorney include a court date calculator, rule-based calendaring, case matter management, billing, document automation, and more. Businesses can utilize the time entry assistant to track recorded/unrecorded activities and apply custom billing rates or behaviors as per case requirements. It also provides a task manager, which allows firms to handle information about client matters, deadlines, contracts, deeds, pleadings, filings, and transcripts on a centralized dashboard.

Amicus Attorney facilitates integration with several third-party applications such as APX PayNow, Quickbooks, Microsoft Office 365, DropBox, Salesforce, LexisNexis, and more. It provides a file intake management module, which lets attorneys assign files to firm members and set preferences for automatically notifying specific users on future updates.

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Features

Total features of Amicus Attorney: 49

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Activity Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Rate Management
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Defined Timekeepers
  • Case Management
  • Case Notes
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Completion Tracking
  • Conflict Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Accounts
  • Deadline Management
  • Docket Management
  • Document Automation
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Email Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Expense Tracking
  • Full Text Search
  • General Ledger
  • Legal Case Management
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Rules-Based Scheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Clock
  • Time Tracking
  • Timeline Management
  • Timer
  • Trust Accounting
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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3,7 /5
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Value for Money
3,4/5
Features
3,7/5
Ease of Use
3,6/5
Customer Support
3,5/5

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Terence J.
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Amicus Attorney is my favorite software. Period. I have used it for many years, and it's fun.

Reviewed on 2018/02/02

Pros

I actually look forward to pulling up the program (it reminds me of the best secretary/paralegal I have ever had). Everything is at hand, and connected to anything I need to do, whatever task is immediately at hand. It is flexible enough to accommodate interruptions in work, and powerful enough to take on every task I need to perform.
When I was practicing full-time, my overhead was 30% while generally in the profession 40% to 60% was considered normal. My billing hours went up dramatically, and my family time increased commensurately.
The tech support has alway been terrific. I had been practicing for several years before the personal computer was introduced, and I am not a computer wiz. When I needed tech support they were always on time and always fast and effective in sorting whatever I needed.
The online tutorials are also terrific - clear and easy to follow; allowed me to use advanced features initially beyond my ability.
This is a great program backed by a solid company with real integrity. I is always a pleasure to do business with them.

Cons

Paying for it, of course. Worth the money, though in increased billing hours and increased time with my family.
Several years ago there was an separate accounting add-on, which I used and did not like at all. I am not sophisticated in accounting principles or software. Tech support was good, but I ended up doing it the old fashioned way (hired someone).

Catherine F.
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Amicus Performance

Reviewed on 2020/03/30

I have used Amicus Attorney in the past and have always been happy with the efficiency it offers. ...

I have used Amicus Attorney in the past and have always been happy with the efficiency it offers. I am the administrator and daily user of the program. The billing program is easy to use and the organization of client's files is a time saver.

Pros

The efficiency. The program for billing is easy to operate. The management of client's files is essential to our practice. Being able to add all contacts to a file is a time saver when working with same.

Cons

Nothing I can recall at this moment. I so far have not had a bad experience with this program.

Roger C.
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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I have been using Amicus Attorney since 1996. I love/hate it.

Reviewed on 2018/02/02

Pros

Amicus integrates your calendar, contacts, email, phone calls and matters and reminds you to create docket entries for all appointments, emails, calls, documents, etc. The beauty and economic benefit of the software is that it helps you to capture your time and to keep you organized. Over the years, Amicus has added things like Amicus mobile (which allows you to access features from your mobile device or any web browser) and a client portal (which allows you to permit clients to access certain information).
I have always considered the most important element of the software to be the communications module. If you turn on email integration and make notes of all of your calls using the software, you can quickly review what has been happening in a case by turning to the communications module. You won't forget to docket your time for all those communications.

Cons

While many other features have been added, the developers have not made material improvements to the communications module since email integration was added in about 2001. Obvious improvements have been needed since then. For instance, you cannot access scanned or faxed letters from the communications module. These can be added and viewed in the documents module and in a chronology module (added in about 2015), but neither option is not ideal. Flipping through communications should be as easy as flipping the pages of a paper file, but it's not. It is the organizational equivalent of having one file folder with your emails and phone calls, and another file folder with your faxes and letters. You have to flip from one folder to the other to view each. Also, you should be able to filter communications. For instance, you should be able to display only client communications, or only counsel communications, but you can't (even though there is a field for role on file for each contact attached to a file). The chronology module will put everything including all communications and documents (including letters and faxes) in chronological order, but you can't filter the chronology to show only communications (it will also show every document, docket, calendar appointment, etc.).
I have looked at alternative practice management software several times over the years and haven't seen one that I am adequately attracted to want to make what would be a painful change.

Penfield T.
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

The new way to practice law

Reviewed on 2020/07/25

Overall I like Amicus. I looked at a number of applications, some less or more costly and settled...

Overall I like Amicus. I looked at a number of applications, some less or more costly and settled here after talking with other attorneys who use a number of different applications.

Amicus helps you become more organized, particularly if you are in a smaller firm environment. It can also reduce your overhead by reducing the need for staff because of how it integrates information, particularly timekeeping and billing.

Pros

This program is a good integration of: document management for clients; contacts; task and deadline tracking; timekeeping; billing; and, an email program. The fact that it can be accessed online and via a phone app is a major plus. You don't have to travel with a laptop and can access all of your files anywhere.

The way it sorts emails, documents and everything else by client files that you can create is very useful in keeping you organized. Depending upon the settings you select, much of this is done automatically by the application. Multiple users can access and work on client files and immediately share their work with other attorneys in the firm. It's a very collaborative platform.

I like the integration with QuickBooks and truly appreciate the ability to work with operating and client trust accounts. However, QuickBooks is the only financial management program with which it integrates.

I have been at this almost a year and learn a new function daily that improves my effectiveness for clients.

Their technical support has been great. I am crazy about their support staff and can tell you this is a major reason that I have stuck it out through a steep learning curve.

I also appreciate the fact that it has an open forum where users can recommend changes and improvements. I am impressed that Amicus actually takes action on suggestions and has adopted user recommendations. This is a nice value add proposition.

Cons

There are some significant limitations.

The application integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Word but not at all with the WordPerfect suite of programs that many attorneys find to be the standard in the practice and better that their Microsoft counterparts. Amicus indicates that it is considering creating an integration with the WordPerfect suite.

Amicus limits users to 20 GB of space that is not much in this day and age. Expanding the account size within Amicus is very expensive. The application integrates with Dropbox, which is a more affordable option to add storage space. Yet, oddly, it does not integrate with Microsoft OneDrive. This is also a new functionality that Amicus says it is considering. When evaluating this program be mindful of this restriction as it can easily double the actual cost of moving to this platform.

Getting documents out of and putting them back into a client file is a bit cumbersome. It also takes time to learn how to save versions of the same document and the versions are not easily seen.

Moving emails around is a awkward. It is time consuming to select a group of emails for filing. Similarly, you cannot select an entire conversation on a subject, regardless of whether it is in your Inbox or Sent box, and place them in the client file. So, in some cases you need to clean both Inbox and Sent mail and place items in the client file. A real time killer.

I have found that the application times out or snags on occasion.

Peter S.
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  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Our Recent Upgrade

Reviewed on 2020/07/22

Attorney Schaeffer and I chose Amicus Attorney for our firm many years ago when we went to a legal...

Attorney Schaeffer and I chose Amicus Attorney for our firm many years ago when we went to a legal tech show and I think Amicus was first coming out. We have been through I don't know how many upgrades through the years.
My favorite version we have used was the one for small firms. That was our last version. It was easy to use. It had a great look to the program when you opened it up like having a file cabinet. For someone like me with dyslexia it was much easier to view the client page. To me the old version was something Steve Jobs would look at and have approved. It had a good feel and look. I used to like showing it off to visiting attorneys because it was so cool. This new one is just a program.
I like the way the documents open with this new upgrade when attached but other than that there is very little I like about this new one. It is a little more confusing to explain the process of inputting new clients. I write our policy and procedure book and I always want to make it so anyone could pick up the policy book and be able to use the program and put in a new client, attach documents, write letters, etc.
Maybe it was just that I was used to the old program but there were things that made more sense with it when explaining the process.

Pros

Amicus always trys to make a product that is easy to use and learn which this product is. I really like the way it brings up the documents to be able to see them once they are attached to the file. It is also easy to put in notes about the document. I review the medical records and put notes on the file.

Your tech people are always helpful and pleasant.

Cons

Unfortunately I have found many glitches with this upgrade that I do not like. One is when you are attaching a new person to the file you get choices from the contact list but there is no way to review the person to see if the address for that person is correct. We have doctors who work out of multiple locations. I asked someone at Amicus and they told me there was no way to do it. Our old Amicus program allowed us to do this.
Another thing was if someone else has the file open I can not cut and paste from the custom pages area. I prepare depo billing while the attorney is preparing the client and if the attorney has the file open I can not cut and paste info from it.
Also because most of us have older eyes we need the resolution made larger on our computers. This distorts the info on the people on the file. You can not see all the phone numbers or the e-mails.
Another thing is there any way to make the program use fax numbers with out the ( ) on the area code number. We use ring central for computer faxing and it takes twice as long to try take the () out and put a hyphen in when copying and pasting into our outlook.

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  • Starting from: US$69,00/month
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Amicus Attorney has the following typical customers:

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

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Amicus Attorney supports the following devices:

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

Amicus Attorney integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business, Microsoft 365, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Salesforce Sales Cloud

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

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