Integrated Law Office Management Applications
Web-Based Law Office Management Applications
Office Management Programs (Not Law Office Specific)
Law Office Management Applications for Non-English Speakers
Personal Information Managers (PIM's)
Group Calendar Applications


Integrated Law Office Management Applications

Integrated law office management software offers some combination of several features that attorneys require, tailored specifically to the needs of attorneys: client/matter database, calendaring, document management, accounting, and time and billing.  While these programs aren't inexpensive, and can take some training to learn to use, they take the place of several separate applications that may not be designed to work together, or work the way that an attorney works, so ultimately using one of these applications can make practicing law a whole lot easier.

The applications are listed below roughly in order of most popular among attorneys at the time of this writing, to less popular.  Note that this doesn't necessarily make the programs listed lower "less good" than the ones listed higher.  Programs are popular for various reasons that have little to do with quality. For instance a more expensive program may offer many more attractive features, yet be less popular simply because of its price.  It is important to find the program that is best for your firm and the way that you practice law, not just to go with a program because others use it.

REDI Office
REDI Analysis
Phone: (613) 692-1986
E-mail: crossmanredi@rogers.com
http://www.redianalysis.com/REDI_Office.html

Practice Information Powertool
HiPerSoft Corporation
Phone: (909) 621-3554.
E-mail: sales@hipersoft.com
http://www.hipersoft.com/

LawStream
Powersoft Innovations Corporation
Phone: (250) 247-9999
E-mail: sales@lawstream.com
http://www.lawstream.com/

The Ombudsman
Avondale Software
Phone:(800) 848-3116
E-mail: sales@theombudsman.com
http://www.theombudsman.com

DeskSpace
Deskspace Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1444 412997
E-mail: info102@deskspace.com
http://www.deskspace.com/sectors/law.htm

Daylite & Billings
Marketcircle Inc.
Phone: (905) 480-5555
http://marketcircle.com/
Legal template for Daylite:
http://www.marketcircle.com/daylite/images/industry/Legal.pdf
(Not law office specific, but comes with a template
to adapt the program for law office use.)

Case Management Pro II
Associated Reproduction Services
Phone: (866) 696-4ARS(4277) or (562) 696-1181
E-mail: info@arslegal.com
http://www.arslegal.com/CaseManagement.aspx

CompSoft/CompLeMentor
nvision Technologies, Inc.
Phone: (212) 239-0099
http://www.complementor.com/
(Specialized for Worker's Comp firms.
Macintosh compatibility not mentioned on their Web site,
but the company assures this author that the product is Macintosh compatible.)

Jurisbell
Idemsoft
Phone: +34 963-455-103 (Spain)
E-mail: info@idemsoft.com
http://www.idemsoft.com/idemjuris/idemjuris_en.php#inicio

LMS V-Enterprise Edition
Rippe & Kingston Systems
Phone: (513) 977-4578
E-mail: jharrison@rippe.com
http://www.legal.rippe.com/
http://www.legal.rippe.com/LMS_Modules_Overview.htm

Cudgel
GreenLight Software
Phone: (312) 782-6496
E-mail: elan@keganlaw.com
http://www.keganlaw.com/

Council's Companion (Australia)
The DLA Group Pty. Ltd.
Phone: +612 9555-4777 (Australia)
E-mail: info@dlagroup.com.au
http://www.dlagroup.com.au/counsels-companion.htm

SILQ Barrister for Mac (Australia)
SILQ
Phone: 1300 55 66 89
E-mail: sales@silq.com.au
http://www.silq.com.au/content.html

ShowCase (Austrailia)
Sinch Software
Phone: +61 2 9718 4076
E-mail: info@sinch.com.au
http://www.sinch.com.au/

SmartLex
Smartway SA (Switzerland)
Phone: +41 22-718-32-20 (switzerland)
http://www.smartway.ch/
(Custom development available.)

Mdansby Legal Suite
Mdansby Software
Phone: (866) 632-6729
E-mail: sales@mdansby.com
http://www.mdansby.com/Software/mdx_page2_LegalSuite.html
NOTE: This author has received many serious complaints about this product. 
Please exercise extreme care when evaluating this product
and dealing with this company.

Managing Partner
Adept Data Systems
Phone: (856) 424-2100
E-mail: MPInfo@AdeptData.com
http://www.AdeptData.com/
(Availabilty of this product unknown.)

MacLaw
Manhattan Software, Inc.
Phone: (310) 545-6462 x 101 or (310) 594-3910
E-mail: support@manhattan-software.com 
http://www.manhattan-software.com/
(Availabilty of this product unknown.)

Summary Judgment
Phone: (617) 926-9200
E-mail: info@summjudg.com
http://www.summjudg.com/
(Availabilty of this product unknown.)



Web-Based Law Office Management Applications

Experts have been predicting that soon all of our software and data storage will only exist "in the cloud" (i.e. on the Internet.)  It isn't happening as quickly as many predicted, especially for attorneys, but the quantity and increasing quality of this category of software indicates that the prognisticators may be correct.  The emergence of the iPad may hasten the move to the cloud.

The advantages to using Web-based law office management software are that the software is always kept up to date without the need for updating anything on your computer; the software, your case files, and data are available wherever you have access to the Internet; and you have access to your software and data from any computer that has a Web browser.

The disadvantages of Web-based law office management software are concerns about the company going out of business overnight (possibly taking both your software and your data with them), not being able to access your software or client files when access to the Internet is down or is otherwise inaccessible, concerns about security and local ethics rules that prohibit putting confidential client information on another's server.

RocketMatter
Rocket Matter, LLC.
Phone:  (888) 4321-LAW
E-mail:  info@rocketmatter.com
http://www.rocketmatter.com/

Houdini
Phone: (888) 366-2280
http://HoudiniESQ.com
http://HoudiniESQ.com/esq.html
(The company will
either host the program for you for a monthly fee, or
you can purchase the software for installation on your own server.
You can download a free non-Internet version for sole practitioners.)

INSZoom
INSZoom.com Inc.
Phone: 925-244-0600
E-mail: sales@INSZoom.com
http://www.INSZoom.com
(For firms that specialize in immigration law.)

Liquid Litigation Manager
Liquid Litigation Management, Inc.
Phone: (877) 820-8308
http://www.liquidlitigation.com/

Omega Legal
Omega Legal Systems
Phone: (800) 356-1339
E-mail: info@omegalegal.com
http://www.omegalegal.com/practicemanagement.html

Legal-Workspace
Phone: (877) 713-8302
E-mail: info@legal-workspace.com
http://legal-workspace.com/overview/
(Windows-server/Internet based solution.)

TopDogLegal
Phone: (214)542-2351
E-mail: jeffvcox@yahoo.com
http://www.topdoglegal.com
(For criminal law practices.)

CaseMojo
Phone: + 123 555 567 789
E-mail: mail@website.com
http://www.casemojo.com/

Gomatters
Phone: (757) 819-4950
E-mail: contact@gomatters.com
http://gomatters.com/

Basecamp
37signals, LLC.
http://BasecampHQ.com

VLOTech (Virtual Law Office)
Virtual Law Office Technology, LLC
http://www.vlotech.com

Clio
Themis Solutions Inc.
Phone: (888) 858-CLIO
E-mail: info@goclio.com
http://www.goclio.com/

DirectLaw
Phone: (800) 481-1025 or (561) 656-2080
http://www.directlaw.com/

Advologix
Phone: (888) 898-2386
E-mail: Info@Advologix.com
http://www.advologix.com/



Office Management Programs (Not Law Office Specific)

The following programs are not law office specific, yet they may be suitable for use by your law firm.
Many of the developers of these products offer custom programming to turn their product into the ideal
specialized solution for your law firm.  Some of these programs offer most of the features of an integrated
law office management program, but at a much lower price.

Studiometry & Accounted
Phone: (877) 331-6182
E-mail: support@oranged.net
http://www.oranged.net/
(Note: These two programs, used together, are fairly popular among attorneys, despite the fact that they are not geared specifically towards law office use.)

JobPro Central
Softouch Technologies
Phone: +353 53 9484683
E-mail: info@jobprocentral.com
http://www.jobprocentral.com
(FileMaker Pro-based and fully customizable. Full unlocked access to the system is also available so
users can add their own functionality using FileMaker Pro.)

People
Brewster Software
E-mail: sales@brewstersoftware.com
http://www.brewstersoftware.com/

Group Organizer
Chronos
http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/go_product.html
(Group Organizer is a client/server based information manager for workgroups.)

InView
Hindsight Ltd.
Phone: (888) 791-3770 or (303) 791-3770
E-mail: Email@HSLtd.us
http://hindsightltd.com/inview/inview.html

Small Business Tracker Deluxe
SpiritWorks Software Development
Phone: (503) 560-1028
E-mail: info@SpiritWorks-software.com
http://www.productivity-software.com/sbtracker/

Big Business
Big Business, Inc.
Phone: (877) 970-0022
E-mail: sales@bigbusiness.com
http://www.bigbusiness.com/

Oracle E-Business Suite
Oracle Corporation
Phone: (650) 506-7000
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2000/nov/08oracle.html
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/ebusiness/index.html
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/036047.htm
(A set of business applications accessible through a Web browser.)



Law Office Management Applications for Non-English Speakers.

EasyLex II
SoftLab
Phone: +39-532-976222 (Italy)
E-mail: info@softlab.it
http://www.softlab.it/SoftLab/faces/index.jsp
http://www.softlab.it/SoftLab/faces/prodotti.jsp
(In Italian. Based on Omnis DBMS; can be accessed thru a file server or via an Oracle server.)

Advocatus
kindvision Srl
E-mail: info@kindvision.com
http://www.kindvision.com/
(In Italian.)

MacAdvocat
LGH Informatic Zurich
Phone: +41 1-461-25-71 (Switzerland)
E-mail: feedback@lgh.ch
http://www.lgh.ch/macadvocat.html (In German)
http://www.lgh.ch/
http://www.lgh.ch/welcome_eng.html (In English)
(In German.)

Syndikus
Lawconsult GmbH
Phone: +49 89-12-39-39-80 (Germany)
E-mail: info@lawconsult.com 
http://www.lawconsult.de/home-en.html
(In German.)

Planet'Avos
Atlantiner S.L.
Phone: 00 34 922 733066 (France)
E-mail: info@atlantiner.com
http://www.atlantiner.com
http://www.atlantiner.com/Pages/Planet_Avos.html
(In French.)

Xpérience
Deg & Partners
E-mail: info@degandpartners.com
http://www.degandpartners.com/
http://www.degandpartners.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21&Itemid=64
(In French.)

Jurisbell
Idemsoft
Phone: +34 963-455-103 (Spain)
E-mail: info@idemsoft.com
http://www.idemsoft.com
(In Spanish.)



Personal Information Managers (PIM's)

Personal information managers (PIM's) are neither law office specific, nor are they specific to the needs of businesses.
Generally they offer contact and calendar features, but few advanced features. No timekeeping, invoicing, rules-based calendaring, etc. Nevertheless, many attorneys prefer PIM's to a law office management program because PIM's are generally very easy to use, and they tend to be inexpensive.


iCal/Address Book
http://www.apple.com/macosx/what-is-macosx/mail-ical-address-book.html
(Included with Macintosh OS X.)

BusyCal
BusyMac
E-mail: info@busymac.com
http://www.busymac.com/
(Very popular among attorneys who like iCal but want more features.  BusyCal allows you to share calendars
on a LAN and sync with Google Calendar, iCal, MobileMe, and the iPhone.)

SOHO Oranizer
Chronos
http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/sohoorganizer.html

Dossier
Vortimac Software
E-mail: info@vortimac.com
http://www.vortimac.com/dossier.html

InTouch With
Prairie Group
Phone: (515) 225-3720
E-mail: sales@prgrsoft.com
http://www.intouchwith.com/pages/intouchwith.html
(No calendar features.)

SBook5
http://www.sbook5.com/
(No calendar features.)
FREE

Entourage (comes with Microsoft Office)
Microsoft
http://www.mactopia.com
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/entourage2008/default.mspx#/interacting_entourage/
Only available as part of the entire Office for Mac package.
(May be replaced by Outlook for Mac by the time that you read this.)



Group Calendar Applications

The following programs can't serve as a substitute for a law office management program,
but they do provide sophistocated clent/server-based group calendars
that can be shared by everyone in your firm.

Meeting Maker
Phone: (508) 416-3600 or (800) 282-7319
E-mail: info@peoplecube.com
http://www.peoplecube.com/products-other-meeting-maker.htm

TeamAgenda
Phone : (514) 908-7212
Fax: (514) 697-7859
E-mail: information@teamsoft.com
http://www.teamsoft.com/