Unlike competing software that forces you to work within the constraints of the program, AbacusLaw is designed to let you choose how you want to practice, then configures to your unique needs.
So whether you practice in one area of law or many, you seamlessly move from one matter to another. You won’t feel trapped or limited by what you can and cannot do and you’ll always have the right screens, information, rules, reports and terminology you choose for the types of matters you handle.
All documents, emails, notes, events, client communications and phone messages are linked to your case files for quick and easy retrieval. Search and find all details instantly using full-text search bars and access your in formation from any smart phone or tablet.
Assign, manage and view activity for every matter and your entire staff from one location, eliminate scheduling conflicts and easily generate over 100 standard reports as well as unlimited custom reports.
Eliminate missed deadlines, appointments and malpractice risks, avoid conflicts of interest and reduce errors in document and form production.
Maximize your profits. Minimize office expenses. Spend more time practicing law and less time crunching numbers. AbacusLaw legal software can make it happen.
AbacusLaw’s multitasking software provides a simple-to-use interface designed to make office accounting more intuitive and efficient.
AbacusLaw is designed to be completely configurable. Everything from the chart of accounts to the format of your bills, fee arrangements and billing schedules are flexible and customizable to meet your needs. Change fonts, wording, placement of text, or add your firm’s logo.
Unlike other legal billing systems that require you to print pre-bills, AbacusLaw lets you preview bills and make changes directly on screen – instantly and accurately.
Accept credit card payments from your clients and you’ll never have to worry about chasing fees. AbacusLaw has a built-in credit card processing module, XCharge.
You don’t want to make a mistake purchasing case management software. It needs to seamlessly configure to your unique needs.
Only AbacusLaw lets you seamlessly move from one case to the next.
Unlike competing software that forces you to work within the constraints of the program, AbacusLaw is designed to let you choose how you want to practice, then configures to your needs. So whether you practice in one area of law or many, you seamlessly move from one matter to another.
You won’t feel trapped or limited by what you can and cannot do and you’ll always have the right screens, information, rules, reports and terminology you choose for the types of matters you handle.
End the confusion of manual check writing! Achieve seamless bank reconciliations. Increases check accuracy and ledger clarity.
Don’t make the mistake of trusting generic contact management software. It needs to be integrated with your practice management software so you can manage all client details with just a click.
Only AbacusLaw lets you add unlimited fields to your contact screens.
Unlike standalone programs, AbacusLaw puts all contact information in one central location for quick and easy retrieval. With just a couple of clicks you can:
Contact screens come with fields for basic information such as name, address, telephone number and email. You can easily add any other fields as your matters dictate. Need to track someone’s license plate number? Add a field for that. Want to track the names of your client’s children? Birthdays? The possibilities are endless.
AbacusLaw is the only time, billing and accounting software for law firms that seamlessly integrates with X-Charge payment processing to quickly and easily collect credit card payments from your clients.
Firms that accept credit card payments experience the following benefits:
If you consult the cross-default or cross-collateralization provisions found in the terms and conditions of your merchant account agreement you’ll see that they’ve secured your obligations to all your accounts. So in the event of a breach of any of those obligations, such as a late payment for a line of credit, they have the right to transfer funds from existing accounts to fund the monies then owned – without any notice!
If that transfer happens to come from your credit card trust account, you have unknowingly violated your ethical obligations established by your State Bar. Moreover, you are responsible for the wrongful and unlawful invasion of your trust account by the bank. You may be subject to review and possible disciplinary action.
Requirements for law firm trust accounts vary by state. Abacus and X-Charge have you covered.
The key to increasing your firms productivity by at least 6.5% is to use document and form templates.
Baker & McKenzie, one of the world’s largest law firms, saw a 6.5% productivity increase by investing less than 0.1% in document and form production.
No matter your jurisdictions or practice areas, AbacusLaw seamlessly configures to easily and accurately fill out your court forms and other important documents. You’ll have error-free, signature-ready forms in minutes using features including:
The average employee spends 18 minutes searching for a misplaced document. Don’t waste your valuable time this way.
Only AbacusLaw lets you store an unlimited amount of documents for quick and easy retrieval.
The document management and tracking in AbacusLaw puts all your critical documents in order on your computer.
Don’t put your firm at risk by losing important email correspondence.
No matter who in your office sends or receives an email, it’s centrally available to everyone.
If your email isn’t properly organized, your firm is at risk of losing important information, upsetting clients by not replying, forgetting to bill for time and embarrassing yourself by having multiple people reply to the same email.
AbacusLaw works in conjunction with Outlook to increase your productivity and keep you organized.
Outlook contact, calendar and schedule information is also synced to AbacusLaw so you know what’s coming up.
You can have an office of brilliant lawyers and still come up short in financial management. Get clarity and accuracy with AbacusLaw software that manages both your cases and your finances. Save time and money on even the most complex financial management tasks.
“Comprehensive,” “easy to use,” “flexible”-these are just a few of the customer comments describing the AbacusLaw General Ledger system. The system is open-ended and does not require a “hard close” at the end of each month. The chart of accounts is defined by you. Recurring journal entries can be set up for automatic entry of repetitive withdrawals. Reports can be printed or displayed to the screen at any time.
This feature assigns expenses to their associated accounts. This enables income/cost analysis that can be used to adjust expenses to keep on budget and check budget estimates and actual expense.
This optional feature integrates with your cost recovery system. You’ll be able to automatically record the use of office hardware (copiers, phones, etc.) related to a case and add the itemized cost of those expenses to the bill. This allows a firm to recover in-office expenses while ensuring consistency and transparency.
AbacusLaw integrates with a number of real estate closing packages. If you have one of these packages you can purchase the integration module and then most of the work is done for you. When integrating with a real estate closing package AbacusLaw imports all deposit and disbursement data. All you have to do is print your trust deposit posting file. Then you can cut the checks that are waiting in the trust check request area. The time saved is substantial and accuracy is not a problem either. If you do a lot of real estate closing, then this is essential. Compatible programs include Land Tech, DoubleTime, and Display Soft.
Abacus allows you to maintain as many separate sets of books (accounting databases) as you need. This enables you to keep track of accounting records for other businesses that you might own/manage, such as title companies, real estate businesses, personal books, etc. Note: A separate practice management database is needed for each set of books.
From statutes of limitations to staff assignments, AbacusLaw tracks everything and everyone in one master calendar with multiple views. You choose what type of calendar, layout and content you want – daily, weekly, monthly or side-by-side staff calendar. Drag and drop events, change the colors and more.
Reduce calendar errors with AbacusLaw:
Don’t make the mistake of thinking potential clients will call back. If you don’t answer your phone, clients will call another attorney who will.
As the old saying goes, you only have one opportunity to make a good first impression. For law firms, answering the phone is your first chance to start building a positive relationship with potential clients. If you fail to answer your phone, prospects will call another attorney who will.
Just like the days of carbon paper, fax machines and dusty libraries, phone message slips are long gone.
Unlike other programs, AbacusLaw includes a Call Manager to track and access your messages to help ensure clients receive a prompt response.
Messages written on post-it notes are likely to be lost. Don’t risk losing or forgetting important information. AbacusLaw MessageSlips" works like your favorite instant messaging program to help you communicate with your colleagues.
Say goodbye to overpriced payroll services that do not provide the service you deserve. Whether you have two employees or a hundred employees, AbacusLaw’s Payroll Processing function will streamline and automate your firm’s payroll.
This report shows work that has not yet been billed. Hours and expenses are automatically updated from the associated time and billing record. This report is effective in summarizing contingency cases that aren’t billed until the end of the case.
Create groups of any number/combination of reports. For example you could set up a group titled “Month End” consisting of the Trial Balance, Income Statement and Accounts Receivable reports. Then, instead of having to print each of these reports individually each month, simply select your “Month End” report group to print.
When you pay contractors who are not incorporated, you’ll need to issue 1099 reports for tax purposes. Let AbacusLaw do this for you.
AbacusLaw Report Groups creates and prints custom reports with the push of a button. Set up your group of reports, and then once a week, month, or quarter, simply enter the required date range. Individually select the exact criteria you want for printing at anytime. Create a group of reports custom-made for each individual in your office.
AbacusLaw delivers information you want, the way you want it.
Sample Reports and Invoices
The AbacusLaw rules engine calculates all critical deadlines for a matter based on the appropriate Federal, State and Local court rules that you can get from AbacusLaw or create on your own. You can also use it for workflows and to set milestones that can be assigned to different staff and tracked.
Reduce your calendaring risks with AbacusLaw
Third-party time tracking programs aren’t integrated with your practice management software so you have to manually enter information from one program to another. Not only does this waste time, but it’s error-prone and can lead to missing billable hours. What good is a log of your time if it’s not billed?
Timers ensure that time is recorded accurately and completely for each activity. So whether you’re drafting or reading emails, creating documents, at appointments or other calendared events, timers ensure your time is properly accounted for. When a task is done, click the BILL button and AbacusLaw creates a bill slip for the time you just spent working. You won’t lose billable time.
Even if you don’t bill for your time, you need to know how productive your staff is and what they’re working on. AbacusLaw lets you easily track and manage everyone’s time
Unlike all other time, billing and accounting software, only AbacusLaw Gold integrates perfectly with AbacusLaw. Don’t waste time crunching numbers. AbacusLaw accounting is flexible, configurable and intuitive.
AbacusLaw allows you to maintain as many separate sets of books (accounting databases) as you need. This enables you to keep track of accounting records for other businesses that you might own/manage, such as title companies, real estate businesses, personal books, etc. Note: A separate practice management database is needed for each set of books.
Abacus is efficient, reliable and intuitive. It works the way one would expect it to work — easy to understand, flexible and easy to customize. It enhances efficiency in supervising groups of cases, and provides a clear, concise overview of particular cases. It also generates reports which are clear, concise and helpful in doing different types of analyses.
I have been using Abacus in my estate planning, wills, and trust management law firm since 2006. Abacus is one of the most useful and intuitive software systems I have used, providing convenient and reliable client information lookup capabilities and powerful reporting tools. I would not want to run my law firm without it.