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PCLaw® takes the headaches out of running the business of law with software that enables firms to easily manage matters; track time, expenses, calendar appointments and tasks; bill and collect payment from clients; pay vendors; reconcile bank statements; and manage trust accounts-all from a single source.

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PCLaw® review by Sean C.
Sean C.
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"PCLaw is a good find for a smaller firm"

What do you like best?

I work in a small IP law firm with three partners, and myself as the office manager. This software works great for a firm of our size. It's easy to use and can hold a good amount of matters (we should be able to grow quite a bit, while still being able to use PCLaw). The daily entry of time, expenses, etc is very easy once set up.

What do you dislike?

The software is definitely dated, and I have some issues with crashing and other weird/buggy behavior. I have to set the default printer every time I log on in order to avoid multiple pop-ups when trying to print a document/report (which definitely doesn't take much time, but it can get annoying).

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're a law firm who has a lot of clients/matters, PCLaw may not be available for you. My old firm grew to a point where they had to switch to Juris because they had too many matters in the system. If you're a smaller firm who needs an accounting software that is easy to use and can quickly get bills out to get you paid, this is a great product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software is easy enough to use that we do not need to hire an accounting professional to be able to run on a day-to-day basis. It is very easy to put in lawyer's time and get bills out quickly to clients, which helps our cash flow.

IP law is a very niche market, and the fact that PCLaw is able to keep up with a heavy amount of matters, each having a different number/code helps us stay organized.

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PCLaw® review by User in Law Practice
User in Law Practice
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"Not too bad, just don't hit 'Enter'"

What do you like best?

It is fairly easy to navigate and edit. Nothing too complicated that would need training. I also like that I can easily see the time of the employees that are working for me and how many hours have been devoted to each case.

What do you dislike?

I wish it was a little more intuitive and that I didn't have to open separate windows to enter new time vs. see old time and entries. Perhaps because I access it through Citrix, but it just always seems weird to toggle through from entry to entry. And if you hit Return/Enter, then everything is submitted and you have to go and edit it in a different window or open a new one to continue adding entries. Also, I don't think anyone in the world ever uses that timer. Also, there are some pop-ups that keep coming up that you have to change settings on or else you will be continually annoyed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think you would have to do a cost-benefit analysis. I don't know what the pricing is on this, but I wasn't particularly thrilled.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a relatively easy way to get your billing done.

What Legal Practice Management solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
PCLaw® review by Thomas T.
Thomas T.
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"Strong Brand "

What do you like best?

That it has a great support system. Also it accurate and does avoid a lot of common errors found in some date programs. Also with the newer updates, one can work with third party systems which is a help in transfers and other issues that may arise.

What do you dislike?

Would like to see more integration with Mac products. It is too PC dependent I am not able to change my system because of that

Recommendations to others considering the product

I am personally a fan of lexis Nexis products they are of high quality and are helpful for the seasoned lawyer to the PRO-se rookie.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The issues solved are that the operations of the organization are more organized. The management has a system that organizes their calendar and cases to make them easily accessible to all who need them.

PCLaw® review by Laura Tomasso B.
Laura Tomasso B.
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"PCLaw User Review"

What do you like best?

Being able to track everything in PCLaw, including managing cases, tracking time, billing, and accounting. The program is very user friendly and all new users have picked up on the program very fast.

What do you dislike?

The program often runs slow. The timer feature is great unless you forget to stop it when you're done using it with a specific case matter.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As far as programs for a law firm, PCLaw is top notch compared to other programs on the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to track every single billable hour in one place for multiple case matters at a time is a huge time saver! Billable time is more accurate, especially with the timer feature.

PCLaw® review by User in Law Practice
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"Client Relations Review on PC Law"

What do you like best?

I like the detail of the contacts, being able to type in additional notes, and categorizing client types.

What do you dislike?

Always freezes. Super slow load time. Once it freezes, it is frustrating to have slow load time to get it up and running again. If it freezes, you are looking at a good 5 minutes just waiting to get back where you were.

Recommendations to others considering the product

N/A

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy tracking of client matters and notes, which I use most often when assisting in contacting clients. That way, the attorneys know if I have reached out, what was said, etc.

PCLaw® review by Zack G.
Zack G.
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"PCLaw has met my needs "

What do you like best?

PCLaw's usability helps me get the info I need without taking up much valuable time.

What do you dislike?

It seems loading time is excessive at times, but that's minor.

Recommendations to others considering the product

discuss bundling other lexisNexis solutions as well. account mngr should be open that that convo

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Stay on top of a ton of administrative details that used to get away from me

PCLaw® review by Roshni P.
Roshni P.
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"Great experience, used as an administrative assistant. "

What do you like best?

I like that anyone can learn this software easily and use it for their needs.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that it sometimes takes some time to learn everything on this software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great software for a law office, it really helps to put all client information in one place, from billing to notes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using for organize clients and notes for clients.

PCLaw® review by User in Government Administration
User in Government Administration
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"User friendly, overall contributes positively to the workflow"

What do you like best?

Easy to navigate, and helpful in organizing and maintaining records. Having custoemr service support for all different areas is helpful.

What do you dislike?

The version I use is a bit outdated. Would be more helpful to have more sorting options and filters for searches and having the ability to go mobile with an ap or mobile friendly website would make it more of a benefit for smaller firms with employees working in courts.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Having the suppoert of Lexis Nexis and ability to have multiple uses and features in one place is very helpful and gets the job done. Having the customer service and research ability helps this product go farther than most others in the same field.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Filing, organizing, accounting, calendaring all is made easier with PC Law. Having content connected that flows between client information and billing and case management is helpful in handling multiple situations at once.

PCLaw® review by User in Law Practice
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"I use this product on a daily basis"

What do you like best?

It is easy to use. When I first began using the product I didn't need extensive training.

What do you dislike?

I don't know if this is everyone's system, or just ours, but I don't like that I start to type in an entry and it will auto-fill for me depending on the word I enter. Other than that, there isn't anything I really dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend it to anyone in the field that needs an updated efficient way to handle billing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am not the business owner, so I cannot speak for them, but it does make keeping track of the attorney's personal billing easier.

PCLaw® review by User in Law Practice
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"Great user interface"

What do you like best?

Very precise program, easy to get around.

What do you dislike?

You must learn the program before really being able to use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is key for organization! Can always find files, clients, and other business matters.

PCLaw® review by Lauren M.
Lauren M.
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"Efficient software"

What do you like best?

Integrated timekeeping, ease to transfer to bills, hold time readily identifiable

What do you dislike?

Antiquated billing portion of the software. Needs to better integrate with banking/accounting systems

Recommendations to others considering the product

Verify compatibility with accounting sodtwa

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Timekeeping ease, multiple matter numbers for each client

PCLaw® review by Kayla M.
Kayla M.
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"Solid software for small law firm"

What do you like best?

Worked in a small law firm with two attorneys, two legal assistants, and an office manager. This software was perfect for what we needed in regards to day-to-day documentation/process.

What do you dislike?

Slightly dated. The software needs an improved user interface in order for me to consider it a great software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Master it and it will be easy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Legal matters are complex, which by nature, made PCLaw complicated to learn initially. However, once understood, I was able to become much more efficient and organized.

PCLaw® review by User in Legal Services
User in Legal Services
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"Very Useful"

What do you like best?

PCLaw helps you easily manage your client's matters, track your time and expenses, and bill and collect payments from clients.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much that I dislike, although it is pretty expensive. We haven't moved to the more recent versions because the fee to do so is just too much.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps us easily manage our client's matters, track time and expenses, and bill and collect payments from clients.

PCLaw® review by User in Law Practice
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"Easy and efficient billing system"

What do you like best?

Ease of tracking deadlines, entering time entries and maintaining all accounts payable and receivable.

What do you dislike?

There is not anything about PC Law that I/our firm does not like.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving the problem of accurate time keeping.

PCLaw® review by User in Law Practice
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"I use PCLaw daily for time keeping."

What do you like best?

Relatively user friendly time keeping and intuitive interface. Autofill features are nice. Typically no problems logging on to the system.

What do you dislike?

Some features are difficult to use, particularly the client contact information feature and "Matter Manager." Sometimes slow or has a lag time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Fairly easy to use for time keeping.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This system allows time to be kept and billed to the client.

PCLaw® review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Easy to use, crashes often"

What do you like best?

It is easy to use and access various functions. The auto correct function for abbreviations to phrases is useful (e.g., mtc converts to motion to compel).

What do you dislike?

It crashes often and looks visually outdated. The program also fails to recognize a connected printer and stalls for over 10 seconds. The program's dictionary for spell check is not well-suited for the legal profession, as it does not recognize many words/phrases used in the legal industry.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Do not understand this question.

PCLaw® review by Tracy M.
Tracy M.
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"Basic layout "

What do you like best?

The layout is basic and easy to navigate.

What do you dislike?

Limitations on search parameters, inconsistent results

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Billing, document management, profit/loss, overhead management

PCLaw® review by Administrator in Law Practice
Administrator in Law Practice
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"Using PC Law"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, easy to train new employees

What do you dislike?

does not integrate well with email and document attachments, lots of extra work and doing things twice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

this works for our business, the cost benefit exceeds the lack of bells and whistles

PCLaw® review by Justin K.
Justin K.
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"PCLaw Review"

What do you like best?

Pre-bills are a quick and easy way of generating invoices. Label printing is handy.

What do you dislike?

Cheque requisition system seems to be slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Could make it more user-friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving issues relating to billing accounts and keeping track of billable time.

PCLaw® review by User in Hospitality
User in Hospitality
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"We switched to Rocket Matter"

What do you like best?

I liked the Tracking system for money management

What do you dislike?

The user interface is very hard to train new people on.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We didn't have any system before PClaw. It was a helpful first step towards tracking how many clients we had and what kind of work was done on their case.

PCLaw® review by Jessica M. G.
Jessica M. G.
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"Does The Job"

What do you like best?

The interface for time-keeping is very user-friendly.

What do you dislike?

I can't say there's anything I really dislike, but I wish the contacts were more customizable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time-keeping

PCLaw® review by User in Hospitality
User in Hospitality
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"LexisNexis PC Law "

What do you like best?

Quality management software for a smaller firm. Allows you to categorize client and case types. The timer feature makes billing accurate.

What do you dislike?

The software can be slow at times. Not suitable for a large firm.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Overall, it is easy to use and easy to track case information.

PCLaw® review by User in Law Practice
User in Law Practice
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"Legal research as attorney."

What do you like best?

The thoroughness of the work product is a lot more helpful than nearly all other products, enjoy the shepardize feature to review other research materials.

What do you dislike?

While legal research can often become fruitless, the searches can become circular, not so much Lexis's fault.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Helpful to test the product and see if it is best for you and your firm.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving legal research for clients and direct benefits of being able to authoritatively answer questions.

PCLaw® review by Administrator in Law Practice
Administrator in Law Practice
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"PCLAW"

What do you like best?

Used for many years and it has been relatively simple to use for any new people in the office.

What do you dislike?

Over the years, it seems to run a little slower with each new version. Annual maintenance program required to have access to updates.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easier to keep track of time billing and accounting.

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