LexisNexis® PCLaw®13
 

The industry’s leading client matter, billing, and trust accounting software

Trusted by more than 12,000 lawyers in Canada, PCLaw® is the only choice for your firm.
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The business of the practice of law
Gain a 360° view of all aspects of your practice, from client information and matter, to billing and financial reporting.

Comprehensive tracking and monitoring
Track billable hours and expenses, accounts receivable, accounts payable and trust account activity.

Real time activity
Capture your practice information in real time through 24/7 remote and mobile connectivity.

What customers are saying about PCLaw®
“I have been using PCLaw for many years now and I recommend anyone to try it....I am sure that you will not regret. They have changed a lot during the years and it has been only for the better and always thinking in your best interest. Thinking as to how you can do your work better and faster.”
 - Fatima Melo, Donald Bodkin Law Office

“PCLaw keeps my life organized and running smoothly. It’s very user-friendly and easy to personalize to your preferences. PCLaw helps me be a more productive paralegal.”
 - Carrie Bertrand, West Grey Paralegal Services, Durham, ON

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User-friendly interface
The dashboard interface in PCLaw works the way you work: visually, with a lawyer’s-eye view for what really matters. Instead of searching for all the details in different folders — or flipping back and forth between screens — access everything you need on just one screen. The innovative interface provides user-friendly access to PCLaw via thematic sections: 

  • My Practice — Stay in touch and in control all day long. The My Practice dashboard view includes your calendar appointments and to-dos, Outlook® email, phone messages, recent matters, quick links and more.
  • My Clients — Get a centralized view of each client’s matters in one window: meetings, tasks and ticklers, emails and documents, contact details, recent activities, even account details such as the client’s most recent payment.
  • My Business — See a snapshot of exactly what’s going on with your firm’s financial state. From income and expenses to key performance indicators and transactions, it’s all on one screen.

Take a tour of the dashboard interface.

Learn more about the dashboard interface.

Customizable Security Settings
Customize your security so that you can easily control the features and information that each firm member is permitted to access.

Trust Accounting
PCLaw is built to help you comply with local trust accounting rules. 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.

Contact & Client Management
Manage your relationships with clients, other parties involved in a matter, prospective clients and vendors.  Use the automated client intake feature to bring clients on board faster.

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.

Easy Time & Expense Capture
Track billable hours and expenses with traditional timesheets or timer plug-ins available for Microsoft browser and office applications.

Billing
Meet client-specific billing needs such as flat-fee, task-based, split, contingency, retainer or LEDES-compliant electronic bills. Shrink billing cycles with standard invoice templates. Additionally, you can create new templates or customize bills for individual clients.

Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Banking
Manage and time vendor payments to improve cash flow. Write and print cheques 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.

Reporting
Proactively identify and understand billing, client collections or general financial health issues before they become problems, with over 50 standard reports.

24/7 Remote & Mobile Connectivity
Capture billable time and expenses as they occur on most web-enabled mobile devices 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.

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, or Intuit® QuickBooks® formats.

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.

Optional Services (Additional Fees Apply)

  • Integrated Credit Card Processing Capabilities: Increase client satisfaction and enable your firm to get paid faster by collecting payment on the spot.

If you are wondering what PCLaw looks like, what it does, and how it can benefit you, we invite you to learn more by viewing our short topical videos and images.


PCLaw Dashboards Overview


My Practice Dashboard


My Clients Dashboard


My Business Dashboard

Training

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.

For more information or to register, please call 1-800-328-2898 or email pmsales@lexisnexis.ca.

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
CourseLocation/TypeDate/Time [EST]
PCLaw - Clients & Matters
Web Based 12 Aug 2014
11:00am - 12:30pm
PCLaw -  Data Entry Web Based 12 Aug 2014
1:00pm - 2:30pm
PCLaw - Advanced Data Entry Web Based 12 Aug 2014
3:00pm - 4:30pm
PCLaw - Billing
Web Based 13 Aug 2014
11:00am - 12:30pm
PCLaw - A/R, Payments & Write Offs Web Based 13 Aug 2014
1:00pm - 2:30pm
PCLaw - Month End Procedures
Web Based 13 Aug 2014
3:00pm - 4:30pm

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:

CourseLocation/TypeDate/Time [EST]
PCLaw Fundamentals Vancouver Classroom 16 Sept 2014
9:00am - 4:30pm
PCLaw Beyond The Fundamentals Vancouver Classroom 17 Sept 2014
9:00am - 4:30pm
PCLaw Accounting & Month-End Procedure Vancouver Classroom 23 Sept 2014
9:00am - 4:30pm
PCLaw Fundamentals Toronto Classroom 16 Sept2014
9:00am - 4:30pm
PCLaw Beyond The Fundamentals Toronto Classroom 17 Sept 2014
9:00am - 4:30pm
PCLaw Accounting & Month-End Procedures Toronto Classroom 23 Sept 2014
9:00am - 4:30pm

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 pmsales@lexisnexis.ca.

Support

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.

Call 1-800-328-2898 for more details or to purchase

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.

Additional Services
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....

"I have been using PCLaw for thirteen years and have found the program to be exactly what I needed to manage my solo practice. It provides a secure and detailed trust accounting system and reporting procedure which satisfies our governing Law Society and its auditors completely. The breadth and depth of the services available through PCLaw are such that I am still learning of the full potential of the system. It's ease of use is also a prime feature of this product. I cannot imagine practicing law without it."
Michel L Riou, Lpc

"I am a sole practitioner and have been using PC LAW for over eight years. PCLAW provides me with an easy to use, practical and bulletproof solution to my needs. I would recommend PCLAW to any small law firms as the best solution."
Ryan Law Group

"I have used PCLaw since 1996. It is a simple, reliable and comprehensive accounting and billing program, with a trust accounting feature that works perfectly for lawyers. I have tried competing products and have not found one which was as easy to use, or which provided the reports available in PCLaw. PCLaw is suitable for solo practitioners as well as larger firms. While I seldom have any need to contact support, I have always found technical support to be responsive, friendly and helpful, and easy to understand."
David J. Thompson

"Always have my problems solved in a timely and friendly manner and marvel at the
patience of your staff in getting me to where I need to be."
 
Anderson Adams

“PCLaw is a capable and reliable program that has always met
the needs of our Partners as our firm has grown. I would highly
recommend this program to any
 firm both small and large.”
Clayton Straughan, Mackesy Smye LLP

“ PCLaw keeps my life organized and running smoothly.
It’s very user-friendly and easy to personalize to your preferences.
PCLaw helps me be a more productive paralegal.”
Carrie Bertrand, West Grey Paralegal Services, Durham, ON

“PCLaw is reliable and easy-to-use accounting software, perfect for our boutique
firm. It allows us to manage our cash-flow and receivables.”
Kathy O’Brien, Dykeman Dewhirst O'Brien LLP

“We have been using PCLaw for several years. It is a wonderful accounting program
ideally suited for law firms. The PCLaw tech support hotline has very dedicated
and helpful staff that have always resolved any issue I have ever contacted them with.”
Nikki Ellis

“I have used PCLaw since 1994. I find it simple to learn and use effectively. The
superior technical support has readily addressed any issues I have encountered.”
Linda McNevin, Ursell Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP
  

“I have found LexisNexis to be very efficient in dealing with the accounting involved in a
Law Practice. I also find the staff very helpful when downloading new programs
and/or asking questions regarding the various applications.”
Lilla Moyer, Mollison Mccormick

“The PCLaw program has been a great benefit to my law practice. It is thorough
and complete and easy to use. It cross-references very well with
Outlook
and provides a one-stop program for the administration of the practice.”
Michel L. Riou LPC

“Great program to work with, easy to understand and use.”
Fabienne Chesnik, Paroian Skipper Lawyers

“We have been using PCLaw for many, many years. It is perfect for us as it lets
each employee have
access to basic account information and billing, while restricting
access to confidential matters such as payroll. It is easy to learn and easy to use.
In my opinion this programs includes all the features needed for a busy
 law practice, with the ability to keep time records, generate amortization schedules, write cheques and bill files, just to name a few. We will certainly continue to use this program.”
Lynda Knox, Raymond Kaufmann PC

“I have been using PC Law for the past 12 years since becoming a sole practitioner. It is a complete user friendly system that allows me to run the accounting portion of my practice and keep proper accounting records in an efficient and secure manner. It makes that part of the practice so much easier.”
Constance Marie Brothers

“PCLaw has been a user friendly system with excellent support.”
E.J. Mockler, E. J. Mockler Professional Corporation

“PCLaw is to me the best product for legal accounting. It is simple to use and covers
all the areas of accounting required for a law office. Also, the technical backup is very good.”
James P. Hoyt

“PCLaw has radically changed the management of my sole practice. My staff formerly spent many hours monthly collating paper dockets, client lists and preparing client accounts. The efficient manner in which accounting and client management is done through PC Law saves hundreds of staff hours. The reports available are an invaluable manner in which to monitor billings and receivables and to keep client accounts done at regular intervals. I can’t imagine not having this tool as part of my practice. The tech support is well worth maintaining on an annual basis as I have always received prompt, professional responses to my inquiries, no matter how mundane. The bottom line - a better organized, managed practice with fewer non billable hours!”
Sheila L. Bruce

“I appreciate the integrated nature of the program from timekeeping entries all the way to preparation of my final account. Being able to control my trust account and general account in the same program makes the management of my practice much easier. The Law Society of Upper Canada accepts the documentation produced by the program during audits that are required from time to time. Having everything in one place simplifies and shortens the task tremendously. As well as running my own practice I am also the IT person for our small firm. I have always been impressed with the level of knowledge of those who I have spoken to when I seek technical support. I have been pleased that support has been willing to help me deal with problems that do not necessarily originate in PC law but rather in programs that interconnect. After nearly 20 years with the program, I could not manage without it.”
Robert J. Murdoch, B.Sc., B.A., LL.B.

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