PCLaw Software

2.87 / 5 (23)

About PCLaw


PCLaw is a legal accounting and practice management solution that helps businesses manage clients, cases and matters, reporting, finances, banking reconciliation and billing processes. The software is designed for small to midsize law firms to help them track real-time activity and gain a 360° view of work operations.

PCLaw Go, a mobile timekeeping application for iOS and Android devices, allows professionals to capture billable hours and update client ledgers even from remote locations. Apart from cloud and mobile, PCLaw can also be installed on Windows and Mac operating systems. The user interface of the software provides insights into billed time, fees, billing, payments and business finances with the help of visual analytics. Also, customizable security settings let firms maintain regulatory compliance and give selective user rights to team members. It enables integrations with third-party software for complete data management.

PCLaw is available for a per user monthly subscription.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

23 Reviews of PCLaw

Average User Ratings

Overall

2.87 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.5

Functionality

3.0

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March 2019

Kristi from Wooten Law Group

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

2.0

March 2019

Pathetic

Pros

The time keeping function is easy to use (when it works).

Cons

Customer Support is horrible. The last "fix" they made corrupted client files - causing more problems. Each time PC Law crashes - which is often i have to pay my IT reps to work with PC Law to "fix" the problem. I spent nearly 2 hours on the phone with them yesterday morning, only to be told the PC Law tech couldn't fix the problem and we would (again) have to be "expedited to an engineer." Promised a phone call. Nothing. I won't even being with the account rep. Unfulfilled promises. They need to fix their software and provide a new version. The problems with PC Law costs us in money and efficiency every time it goes down. A law firm cannot go five days without access to bill pay, billing, and time keeping. Prices go up annually, but problems multiply.

January 2019

Stephan from Freeman & Freeman

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

Pclaw

The software was great. General ledger, trust, time keeping, billing, reports, calender, reminder system. Starting with version 12 it started slowing down and crashing. I would not recommend buying it

Pros

accounting portion and the calender and reminder system

Cons

it is no longer a functioning software. It is corrupted on a weekly basis. It is very susceptible to any inference by temp files, antivirus software, backup programs or the like. I bought it in 1996 and it was great until version 12. It has been hell since then. It constantly slows down and then stops. I would recommend buying cosmolex.

February 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2018

Not the most user-friendly software, but it definitely gets the job done.

It integrates very well with Amicus, our law office management software. It's definitely a great value for the money.

Pros

PC Law integrates easily with Amicus, our law office management software, which makes time and billing easy. It has every function that you could possibly need to create a large variety of reports. It's very affordable and meets our needs.

Cons

It's not the most user-friendly software out there. If you're used to something like Quickbooks, this may take a little more training and getting familiar with.

February 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2018

PCLaw is a competent suite, but absent a unique use case, is outpunched by its competition.

Pros

PCLaw probably offers the most depth around the edges in the practice management and accounting software space for lawyers. With PCLaw backending your workflow and a competent bookkeeper helping run your reports, your books will be five by five. If, like me, you've been made familiar with PCLaw because it was what was in use at a firm, you won't rue the fact the you have to interact with this software. It does its job effectively and without fuss.

Cons

Unless you've isolated some use case that its competition does not cover, you'll likely be spending more money and more time making PCLaw do what others can do more efficiently for lower use fees. If like me you've been in charge of selecting the software solution for a firm, you may well find yourself asking why you'd pick PCLaw over a competitive product. As noted, there may be some peculiar fee structure or left field accounting best practice that only PCLaw will let you manage efficiently, but in my experience it wouldn't be the top of the heap.

January 2019

Brenda from Ffraser Law Office

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

January 2019

This software has gone downhill fast and it is no longer worth considering.

his software used to work well and was user friendly. That has changed. We updated to Windows 10 and it has been a disaster. previously closed and balanced months are now out of balance. Support keeps saying it will be fixed with the next/newest update and it is not fixed. This has been going on for a year and it is stressing me out. I have to get new software after 15 years of using this one. The time and cost for transferring will be onerous. I am very disappointed with the product and the service.

Pros

It is easy to do bank reconciliations...

Cons

Since we updated to Windows 10 the G/L is out of balance even for prior years/months that were previously closed and balanced, can't get it sorted out even with escalated customer support. This is a disaster and it's been that way for about a year. I am devastated by this because our accounting has always been balanced and correct, but now it is unbalanced and they can't seem to fix it. I need to change to different software which will cost me a fortune to transfer over the conflicts and other information. There are no automatic payroll entries (don't need the tax calculated, just easy entries). The phone app does not work well or consistently. The phone call manager should be available as an icon on main page but that is not possible. The calendar is awful. There is no spell check for entries.

July 2018

Amy from Lee Durham, LLC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2018

I use this software daily and it is pretty user friendly. I do everything on it except payroll.

I can look at activity on a file, time that has been posted in bills and easily reconcile bank statements.

Pros

That it integrates with Amicus to produce monthly bills and is easy to use. I like that it populates frequently used vendors and such when you are writing a check or recording a payment

Cons

That you can't archive a matter until you've closed the month there is activity in it. That when you search help topics, it isn't really user friendly.

June 2018

Barbara from Barbara L. Franklin, Esq.. AAL

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

June 2018

Freezes; duplicates bank accounts; show unpaid checks that have cleared and been reconciled.

14 years of accuracy and trust in the product, but that was two years ago.

Pros

That I am leaving it. It worked so well for 14 years. Everything worked find, customer support was ok, billing worked good and trust accounts easily reconciled. Then version 16 came out.

Cons

Freezes when moving from one client to another; freezes when saving time; will not open, staff complaints, and the lack of support and the broken promises.

March 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

2.0

March 2018

Initially, I loved the product, but as time went on, I found a great many flaws in the program.

It did help us to realize more specifically what we needed in a comprehensive program.

Pros

As we moved to this program from a general office (not law related) software, I liked the improved ability to keep trust accounting quite separate from our operating account.

Cons

There were flaws in the software that made visible accounting errors which could not be corrected. The problem was first noted by a client or two and then, when we recalculated by hand and separate calculator, the errors were very clear, but there was no way to correct the PCLaw information. No matter what we tried, the program refused to accept the corrections. Ultimately, we made the tough decision to move to another program, as we lost at least three customers and countless hours over the problems caused by the program errors.

February 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

3.0

February 2019

Prone to crashing

Pros

The edition we used would crash like clockwork. It was tough logging a day's worth of tasks if I wasn't sure when I clicked to submit at the end of the day that all entries would be accurately reflected. Easy to fix for the most part, but sometimes it didn't help me get out of the office any quicker.

Cons

Again, the crashing made it difficult to enjoy using.

September 2017

Nancy from Dunlap Law Professional Corporation

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2017

very practical, mostly user friendly

client billing, monthly and annual reporting

Pros

This software works well between the trust and general accounts, permits extra accounts to be documented. There are many reports available and the ability to build suitable reports.

Cons

At times certain types of report information - information gathering, requires several reports to be compiled and then compared.

July 2018

Karen from Douglas strelshik law

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

I have been using this in my practice for years now and it works

It's easy to use and organizes everything for our books

Pros

It's comprehensiveness, easy to use and well navigated.
Great for clerks and other staff to use. Explains itself well

Cons

Can't think of any cons that need to be written. PC covers all our needs.
The updates could be more relative to what is needed.

January 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2018

PC Law is great, but updates can assist it to be greater

Pros

I like the versatility of the options and the ability to have an all encompassing application for my accounting needs.

Cons

I don't like the ease of use. It is a little dated. It could use a more consolidated approach to the various features offered.

November 2018

KATELIN from Rosette, LLP

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Functionality