New user-friendly interface
Built on the solid financial tools we’re known for, PCLaw now gives you a 360° view of your practice through a new user-friendly interface. Obtain key information about your practice, clients, and finances at a glance without navigating through reports. This intuitive interface is composed of thematic dashboards that reflect the way lawyers actually work and organize their practice:
- My Practice — Stay on top of appointments, tasks, email and phone messages, and developments in the legal world.
- My Clients — Quickly access critical client and matter information, including meetings, tasks and ticklers; emails, documents and files; information of all related parties and contacts; a summary of recent activity; and, of course, financial status.
- My Business — Track your budget, monitor key performance indicators (billable hours, work in progress, receivables, bank balances), and view bank balances at a glance. You can also quickly execute important billing functions with helpful shortcut buttons.
- Practice Guidance* — This unique, Ontario add-on provides access to legal commentary, forms, precedents and checklists from some of the industry's leading experts. Discover the vast amount of practice and legal research support that's available from LexisNexis.
Two Interfaces, one click so you can work in the environment you prefer - switch between the new lawyer-friendly interface and the traditional interface in one simple click.
Contact & Client Management
Manage your relationships with clients, other parties involved in a matter, prospective clients and vendors. Apply security controls to ensure that only authorized staff has access to sensitive records.
Case & Matter Management
Organize and store all information important to a case or matter easily, including deadlines, events, documents, emails, phone calls, notes, contacts, to-do lists, billing and payments.
Track More Billable Time with Time Entry Advisor
Generate more revenue for the firm by capturing more billable hours with PCLaw software. Track billable hours and expenses with traditional timesheets or timer plug-ins available for browser and office applications. Use the Time Entry Advisor to receive a reminder at the end of each day about that day's unbilled tasks.
Meet client-specific billing needs such as flat-fee, task-based, split, contingency, retainer or LEDES-compliant electronic bills. Use the standard bill formats included, create new templates or customize bills for individual clients. Update accounts receivable, client ledger and work-in-progress records automatically when clients are billed.
PCLaw is built to help you comply with local trust accounting rules. Our easy-to-use tools to manage your firm’s disbursements and receipts for clients and trust accounts. Built-in rules assist in the prevention of client overdraws of trust accounts. Ensure accurate records of transactions with automatic transfer of client trust funds.
Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Banking
Manage and time vendor payments to improve cash flow. Write and print checks from trust or general bank accounts for client or firm expenses. Keep accounts in balance with reconciliation tools. Quickly identify clients with outstanding balances to prioritize collection efforts.
24/7 Remote & Mobile Connectivity
Capture billable time and expenses as they occur and reduce reliance on internal staff when away from the office with real-time access to matter, documents, calendar and contact information through the PCLaw® Mobility Service.
Proactively identify and understand billing, client collections or general financial health issues before they become problems with over 50 standard reports.
Leverage your existing technology investments through integrations with LexisNexis® Time Matters® and other practice management software. Export data to Adobe® Acrobat® PDF, Microsoft Excel®, Microsoft Word, Corel® WordPerfect® or Intuit® QuickBooks® formats.
Customizable Security Settings
Customize your security so that you can easily control the features and information that each firm member is permitted to access.
Optional Services (Additional Fees Apply)
- Integrated Payroll: Take advantage of secure online payroll processing services from Automated Data Processing Inc. Using the pay@work solution, process payroll (anywhere, anytime), perform electronic remittances via ADP, generate payroll reports, including year-end tax forms and more.
- Integrated Credit Card Processing Capabilities: Increase client satisfaction and enable your firm to get paid faster by collecting payment on the spot.
All-in-One Matter, Billing & Accounting Management Software
Centralize all client/matter details—including contacts, key dates, emails, documents, billing and payments—so all members of the firm can quickly access the information they need. Capture billable time/expenses as they occur. Process payroll with the pay@work solution from Automated Data Processing Inc. (additional fees apply).
Shrink billing cycles with standard invoice templates. Invoice walk-in clients on the same day through one-screen, quick-bill capabilities.
Easy Time & Expense Capture
Generate more revenue for the firm by capturing more billable hours with PCLaw software. Track billable hours and expenses with traditional timesheets or timer plug-ins available for browser and office applications. Use the Time Entry Advisor to receive a reminder at the end of each day about that day's unbilled tasks. Review and filter all unbilled activities in the Time Entry Advisor, then easily create multiple time entries.
Flexible Client Payment Options
Prevent bill returns through LEDES-compliant electronic invoicing. Get paid faster and improve collection rates with integrated, secure credit card processing (additional fees apply).
Trust Accounting & Financial Reporting
PCLaw is built to help you comply with local trust accounting rules. Our easy-to-use tools to manage your firm’s disbursements and receipts for clients and trust accounts. Built-in rules assist in the prevention of client overdraws of trust accounts. Ensure accurate records of transactions with automatic transfer of client trust funds.Choose from an array of standard reports to better understand your firm’s financial health.
Broad Range of Integrations
Import use information from control devices on telephones, copiers and other office systems and allocate client and firm expenses automatically for complete capture of all activity. Export data into Adobe® Acrobat® PDF, Microsoft® Excel®, Microsoft Word, Corel® WordPerfect® or Intuit® QuickBooks® formats.
24/7 Remote & Mobile Connectivity
Capture billable time and expenses as they occur and reduce reliance on internal staff when away from the office with real-time access to matter, documents, calendar and contact information through the PCLaw® Mobility Service. Access calendar and contact information via mobile devices with support for Microsoft Outlook®.
Support from the Pros
Get help whenever you need it with world-class service from our skilled technical staff, training personnel and Certified Independent Consultants. Ease transition from your current systems with our data conversion services that accurately transfer your firm’s information.
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PCLaw 12 Highlights
Organize Your Practice
Manage Your Client Matters
Manage Your Business
Conduct Legal Research and Have Access to Precedents
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Keep your firm’s matters and finances organized and in control.
Whether you are a new or existing PCLaw customer, you are welcome to register for our classroom or web-based training sessions. Our high quality instruction is designed to help you use PCLaw to its fullest potential. To view the current schedule and to register, please visit: http://pm.lexisnexis.com/training.
For more information or to register, please call 1-800-328-2898 or email email@example.com.
PCLaw® Web-Based Training
We are pleased to offer PCLaw customers web-based training that is tailored to specific features and topics. To better meet your needs and schedule, we offer sessions on a regular basis. All training sessions are conducted using the latest version of PCLaw and run for about 1 hour per session, including a question and answer period. Session topics include:
- Clients and Matters, Data Entry, Advanced Data Entry, Billing , A/R, Payments and Write-Offs, Template Editor – Basics for Billing, Data Flow, Month-End Procedures, Introduction to PCLaw Front Office
PCLaw® Classroom Training
LexisNexis is pleased to offer classroom-based training to PCLaw users to provide you with a hands-on learning experience. Courses include:
A certificate of completion will be provided to an attendee who completes both the Fundamentals and Beyond the Fundamentals sessions. A certificate will also be provided for completion of the Accounting and Month-End Procedures session.
For more information or to register, please call 1-800-328-2898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using the Product
Please use our Support Centre which contains “how to” instructions on topics related to Accounting, Bank Reconciliation, Billing, Calendaring, General Ledger, Reports, Phone Call Manager and more.
Technical Support Call Centre
The sophisticated PCLaw technical support call centre ensures prompt answers to your questions. Call the PCLaw customer support team at 1-800-387-9785, available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET.
Certified Independent Consultants
Many firms lack the internal resources to properly install and configure software, troubleshoot network issues and otherwise get the firm "up and running." Find a LexisNexis Certified Independent Consultant (CIC) to assist you with everything from software installation to training and firm-specific customizations. CICs have completed comprehensive training and certification on LexisNexis software products.
The PCLaw Annual Maintenance Plan
PCLaw is licensed with an Annual Maintenance Plan (AMP). This plan includes software upgrades and support into one package with predictable, manageable costs, not high per-transaction fees.
Your PCLaw AMP provides:
- Mobility Service—enables you to access key features of your software from most Web-enabled smartphones and other devices for greater effectiveness and client service levels (access available for customers on PCLaw version 11 or higher).
- New Software Releases—allows you to take advantage of the latest product features and enhancements during the term of your plan.
- Live Answer Technical Support—provides access to our world-class technical specialists for assistance with issue diagnosis and resolution (available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern excluding company holidays).
Customers not currently on an AMP or who allow their AMP to lapse may pay a one-time fee to reinstate their AMP subscriptions. This one-time fee reflects the benefits of the additional product releases and our continued investment in improving support, services and training during the time not on the AMP.
We understand that PCLaw software is a critical system for our clients. We believe that your commitment to an AMP will provide you with the benefit of predictable costs, access to the latest technology, support from the best resources available and peace of mind that if something goes wrong, LexisNexis is there to work with you to resolution.
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Licensing & Services
PCLaw software is licensed based on the higher of (a) the total number of timekeepers (lawyers or firm members that bill time), or (b) the number of concurrent users of the software. A license also includes the first year of an Annual Maintenance Plan (AMP). Note that fees vary based on the number of licenses, add-on features, custom training and support you may need.
LexisNexis offers data conversion services to help your firm switch to PCLaw from other software applications or link PCLaw with another application. Additionally, Certified Independent Consultants are available for workflow customization, best-practice consulting, advanced education, implementation assistance, or network administration.
Return & Refund Policy
First-time customers are eligible for a one-time refund of the purchase within 30 days of the purchase date. Please note that no refunds will be issued if you have previously returned any software product or if you have reactivated the software.
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What our customers are saying....
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