PCLaw

RATING:

2.8

(77)

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 setting...

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PCLaw Reviews

Overall Rating

2.8

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

3

Customer Support

2

Value for money

2.5

Functionality

3

Most Helpful Reviews for PCLaw

1 - 5 of 78 Reviews

Martin M.

Legal Services, 2 - 10 employees

Used more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed July 2021

Hands down the best legal billing software I have ever used

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Martin M

Verified reviewer

Law Practice, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed September 2019

Hands down the best legal billing software I have ever used

I have found PCLAW to be the best solution for smaller law firms, where numerous timekeepers may work on a particular matter.

PROS

PCLAW has the best interface, once you've learned how to use it it is very easy to use, with a lot of features. Very easy to integrate with various insurance carrier portals. Easy to generate reports.

CONS

Somewhat of a learning curve. Can be expensive if you're adding many licensed users.

Leah

Verified reviewer

Law Practice, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

2

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed July 2023

It was an ok program

It was an ok program and got the job done but there are easier programs out there to utilize.

PROS

It was easy to enter information into PCLaw and we used it for almost 20 years.

CONS

There were lots of bugs within PCLaw. We used it for a long time and we just accepted that these were going to be issues and would work around them. The main issue within PCLaw was with generating Ledes invoices. PCLaw did not give you the ability to generate them correctly, so I would have to go in and manually tweak all of the invoice files that it generated or sometimes completely redo them on my on outside of the software.

Reason for choosing PCLaw

We eventually swapped away from PCLaw for another product and found it to be much easier to use. However, we used PCLaw for over 20 years and it works perfectly fine.

Stuart

Law Practice, 1 employee

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

2

EASE OF USE

2

VALUE FOR MONEY

2

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

2

Reviewed January 2021

Was barely aceptable once; not any longer

When I started my private practice 6 years ago, this product was satisfactory. It integrated time, billing, and banking functions (though never easily or in a straightforward manner). However, with some effort, it was manageable. Now, Lexis Nexis seems to treat it as an pariah. They are pushing (punishing?) all users to switch to Clio, but seeing how they orphaned PCLaw users without support, why would anyone switch to a new product of theirs, only to suffer the same fate in a few years?

PROS

Relatively complete - when it functions without glitches (not often enough).

CONS

Lack of tech support - calls are not answered and messages not replied to in a timely fashion, if at all. Overly complicated Lack of clarity Lack of definitional explanations Since they began to offer Clio, they pay no attention to PC Law issues and problems (and there are plenty) and offer no support.

Reason for choosing PCLaw

At the time it was recommended by another firm. (They are looking at new alternatives - not CLIO! - as well.)

Anonymous

2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed July 2019

Pretty Good Program for Billing

Overall, the program is great and is easy to work. There are parts that are a bit annoying, but for the price it's really great.

PROS

This software is pretty easy to navigate. Although it it takes a little bit of training, it becomes quite simple once you get the hang of it and figure out exactly what you are doing. It's great to be able to pull up the hours by attorney and to see exactly how much time is being spent on each case.

CONS

To see new time and old time together, you have to open different windows. This can be a pain when you're trying to look at the comparison as I have to split screen. Also, if you accidentally hit the "enter" button, it submits the time entry and you have to open a second window to add more time if desired.