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AbacusLaw
AbacusLaw has built-in templates, reducing the amount of time it takes to create the first draft. These templates also ensure attorneys and their staff members remain in compliance with industry-specific documentation requirements.

With AbacusLaw, it takes less than one hour to generate documents that would take several hours to produce manually. The software also contains a number of features to help corporate counsel avoid legal issues associated with document errors and noncompliance.

Summary

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AbacusLaw
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
Amberlo has features to help legal staff collaborate and stay organized. Automatic syncing ensures everyone is always working with the latest version of a file, while links and folders give users multiple ways to access documents. It allows their users to send legal documents to their clients via seamlessly integrated email and instantly records time spent on documents to bill directly to the correct case.

It offers Microsoft SharePoint integration that works best with companies under the Microsoft 365 ecosystem as users can easily create, edit, and access all the documents stored in real-time. This feature allows law firms to manage vast amounts of documentation securely. With Amberlo, users can create notes and tags, making it easier to retrieve documents. The software also has a search bar, enabling users to look for files based on their assigned tags, titles, or case numbers.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Grow: $29.62/month/user (billed annually) or $35.5/month/user (billed monthly)
    • Premium: $41.5user/month (billed annually) or $47/month/user (billed monthly)
    • Elite: $65/month/user (billed annually) or $83/month/user (billed monthly)
  • Free Trial/Demo
    7-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    iOS / Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
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Amicus Online
Amicus works with many common document formats, including PDF and .doc files. It also has Manage mode, which saves documents to a central repository. Manage mode also makes it easier to track who's been editing documents, as it requires users to sign out a document before working on it.

The preview pane gives users quick access to data, eliminating the need to open another application just to find a telephone number or email address.

Summary

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Amicus Online
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
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Athennian
Athennian has several features to help law firms and corporate counsel generate, store, and retrieve important documents. The software has document assembly, which uses automated tools to create signature-ready documents with just a mouse click.

It also integrates with the Google suite of tools, enabling users to create pre-populated forms while collaborating with team members in other time zones, and reduce the amount of time spent getting electronic signatures from clients, expert witnesses, and other collaborators.

Summary

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Athennian
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
Clio provides storage for an unlimited number of documents, including Word files, PDFs, photos, and audiovisual files. The software saves time by allowing users to search for keywords in saved documents, metadata, or document titles.

With Clio, there's no need to print contracts or other documents to be signed. The software allows for electronic signatures to help attorneys save time. Clio also enables users to access and edit documents from smartphones and tablets for added convenience.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Clio Manage: Starter: $39/month/user billed annually or $49/month/user billed monthly
    • Clio Manage: Boutique: $59/month/user billed annually or $69/month/user billed monthly
    • Clio Manage: Elite: $99/month/user billed annually or $109/month/user billed
  • Free Trial/Demo
    7-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
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CosmoLex
CosmoLex integrates with several third-party applications, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive, to ensure staff members always have access to the most current file versions. Folders are labeled according to each client's name and matter, giving users near-instant access to needed files.

Although CosmoLex makes it easy to find and retrieve files, it also has several features to prevent unauthorized access. Users can set matter-level permissions, ensuring only necessary personnel can access confidential information.

Summary

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CosmoLex
  • Starting Price
    • $79/month/user (Billed annually) or $89/month/user (Billed monthly)
    • Firms with 10+ users: Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    No
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
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Filevine
Filevine stores documents by project name, ensuring attorneys and support staff always have the files they need at their fingertips. The Docs section also makes it possible to perform batch operations, helping users save time.

With Filevine, users can customize the structure of each folder, preview audiovisual evidence without opening a separate application, and review the details of a file with just one click. Filevine also allows users to use hashtags to organize documents and find them quickly.

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Filevine
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
iManage is a web-based document manager that's designed to increase productivity. The software enables users to create collaborative workspaces, making it easier for clients and attorneys to work together.

Built-in security features can control access to confidential documents and ensure staff members comply with relevant data-security protocols. iManage also allows attorneys to access legal documents from iOS or Android devices, create knowledge bases, and communicate more efficiently with clients.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    No
  • Document Assembly
    No
  • Document Indexing
    No
  • Full Text Search
LEAP has more than 1,000 pre-configured matter types, eliminating the need to create new records from scratch. Secure document sharing enables collaboration by ensuring attorneys, clients, and third parties can access relevant documents, while third-party integrations make it possible to quickly create firm correspondence.

With LEAP, it's possible to transition to a paperless office by creating, sharing, and organizing documents via the software. LEAP also has a library of court forms to help attorneys save even more time.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
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LogicalDOC
LogicalDOC enables users to convert paper documents into searchable digital files using OCR tools and a scanner. Once the software is set up, users can create new digital files using their favorite word processing programs.

With LogicalDOC, it's possible to link multiple files to create a larger case record. LogicalDOC also has versioning tools to ensure users are always looking at the current version of each document, reducing the risk of compliance issues or substantial errors.

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LogicalDOC
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    30-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    No
  • Document Assembly
    No
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
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Logikcull
Although Logikcull is billed as an e-discovery software, it also has valuable features for document management. The intuitive interface is user-friendly and makes it easy to find needed documents.

With Logikcull, it's possible for users to conduct searches via single keywords or bulk keywords, helping them find relevant documents in less time. Metadata also enables users to create complex search queries. Additional features include custom tags, bank-level document security, and role-based document access.

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Logikcull
  • Starting Price
    • PRO: $295/month/matter + $25/GB uploaded one-time
    • BUSINESS: $495/month/matter + $25/GB uploaded one-time
    • ENTERPRISE: Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    No
  • Full Text Search
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MerusCase
MerusCase enables collaboration by keeping all important documents in one place. Users can link their cases and contacts, reducing the amount of time it takes to find documents. It's also possible to auto-populate court forms and other documents with a single mouse click.

MerusCase offers batch scanning to reduce the amount of time it takes to convert to a paperless office, and the software also has predictive search capabilities to help users save even more time.

Summary

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MerusCase
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
MyCase offers customizable document folders, unlimited data storage, and document templates to help attorneys collaborate with staff members and clients. Because MyCase is cloud-based, it can be accessed from the office, a courtroom, or the office of an expert witness, helping attorneys save time.

Dropbox integration makes it possible to sync documents as soon as they're updated, ensuring no one is working with outdated files. MyCase also has electronic signature capabilities, eliminating the need to print and mail paper documents.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $49/month/user (billed annually) or $59/month/user (billed monthly)
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
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PracticePanther Legal
PracticePanther Legal integrates with several third-party applications, enabling users to go paperless. For example, the software integrates with Dropbox and OneDrive, making it easy to sync files and ensure everyone has up-to-date information.

If a staff member accidentally deletes a file, it can be recovered with just a click of the mouse, preventing data loss. PracticePanther Legal also has tools for document sharing to make it easier to collaborate with clients, opposing counsel, and other parties.

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PracticePanther Legal
  • Starting Price
    • Solo: $39/month/user
    • Essential: $59/month/user
    • Business: $79/month/user
  • Free Trial/Demo
    7-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
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Prevail Case Management
Prevail is designed to help attorneys create documents quickly, saving them time and making it easier to collaborate. When an attorney creates a new document with Prevail, the software automatically creates follow-up tasks, ensuring staff members know what they need to do at every step of a case. This eliminates the need to make manual calendar entries, giving attorneys more time to spend on billable activities.

Letters, forms, and other documents can also be merged automatically, saving even more time and preventing errors.

Summary

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Prevail Case Management
  • Starting Price
    • Purchase Prevail: Custom Quote
    • Prevail Subscription: $119.95/month/user
    • Purchase PrevailLite: Custom Quote
    • PrevailLite Subscription: $49.95/month/user
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    No
  • Document Indexing
    No
  • Full Text Search
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Rubex by eFileCabinet
Rubex is designed to save time, reduce the amount of effort involved in managing documents, and ensure confidential files are secure. The intuitive interface is easy to use, reducing the amount of time spent on training.

Rubex streamlines or eliminates manual processes, leaving staff members with more time to communicate with clients or focus on revenue-generated activities. The software also has e-signature capabilities, making it easier to collect signatures from multiple parties.

Summary

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Rubex by eFileCabinet
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
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SmartAdvocate
SmartAdvocate enables users to create new templates from existing forms, reducing the amount of time it takes to generate legal documents. The software also has multiple dashboards to give users access to the information they need to stay up to date on case developments.

Designed for personal injury attorneys, SmartAdvocate integrates with other applications, enabling users to save sent and received emails to the appropriate matter. SmartAdvocate also has automated workflows to eliminate redundancy and help users save time.

Summary

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SmartAdvocate
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
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Smokeball
Smokeball has more than 200 matter types, giving attorneys the opportunity to create custom documents based on their practice areas. It also has more than 17,000 public forms, enabling users to speed up the process of filling out court documents.

With Smokeball, attorneys can set up their own custom form libraries, generate customized letters, and create case captions automatically. Smokeball also eliminates the need to enter the same data in multiple forms, which can help prevent typographical errors.

Summary

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Smokeball
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    Yes
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
Tabs3 functions as a matter manager to help attorneys stay organized. The software creates a timeline of case activity, ensuring staff members have the data they need to create accurate invoices and billing reports.

With Tabs3, it's also possible to identify potential conflicts of interest by searching for partial words or using phonetic spellings to uncover results. Tabs3 PracticeMaster names and saves documents automatically, eliminating the need to spend time recovering lost work.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    No
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    Yes
  • Full Text Search
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TimeSolv Legal
TimeSolv allows users to generate custom tags, create as many subfolders as they need for each matter, and quickly craft custom documents using templates, helping them save time.

With TimeSolv, users can add document descriptions to make it easier to find files, create and store multiple versions of the same document, and view file details without downloading the entire file. TimeSolv also saves documents at the matter or project level.

Summary

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TimeSolv Legal
  • Starting Price
    • 1-4 Users: $39.95/month/user
    • 5-14 Users: $34.95/month/user
    • 15+ Users: $29.95/month/user
  • Free Trial/Demo
    30-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Contract Management
    No
  • Document Assembly
    Yes
  • Document Indexing
    No
  • Full Text Search

How We Chose the Best Legal Document Management Software

Many vendors offer software designed to help attorneys and their staff keep track of all the documents generated by civil and criminal cases. With so many legal document management software options available, it can be difficult to determine which one is worth the investment. We looked for software with document management features, collaboration tools, and robust reporting capabilities.

Document Management Features

Attorneys, paralegals, and clerical staff perform a wide variety of tasks each day, from meeting with clients to planning legal strategies. These activities generate many documents, including invoices, retainer agreements, receipts, and motions. Good legal document management software should make it easy to keep track of these documents and prevent unauthorized users from accessing them. We looked for software with as many features as possible, such as document indexing, document assembly, and contract management.

Collaboration Tools

Attorneys interact with paralegals, administrative assistants, expert witnesses, and other professionals on a daily basis. We looked for legal document management software that makes it easier to collaborate on client matters and practice management issues.

Reports

Detailed reports make it easier to understand how well a law firm is performing financially, so we looked for legal document management software with extensive reporting capabilities.