PracticePanther Legal Software

Intuitive Cloud-based Law Practice Management Software

About PracticePanther Legal Software

PracticePanther is a simple, easy to use, and secure law practice management software. See why tens of thousands of law firms in over 170 countries use PracticePanther to automate their workflows and get more done in less time. Never miss deadlines, get paid faster, seamlessly track billable time & expenses.

Work from anywhere, on any device, with our mobile app. It's easy, user-friendly and intuitive. Now you can spend less time managing your firm and more time making money. Try it free, no credit card needed.

Pricing starting from:

US$59.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of PracticePanther Legal Software

Quoted as being, "the easiest, most intuitive, user-friendly software on the market." No need to watch hours of training videos and webinars like the rest. Within seconds, you'll be able to start working from the moment you sign in - all yourself!

Instead of using 6 different programs to manage your clients, cases, billable time, invoices, and more - you can simply use PracticePanther which combines them all into one. With a responsive and mobile friendly design, you can work from any device, anywhere, and anytime.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Mexico , New Zealand, United States

Supported Languages

English, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

US$59.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to PracticePanther Legal Software

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Features

Total features of PracticePanther Legal Software: 88

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounting Software
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Workflow
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bankruptcy Case Management
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Case Management Software
  • Case Notes
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management Software
  • Contract/License Management
  • Court Rules-Based Scheduling
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Docket Management
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Generation Software
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Email Management Software
  • Employee Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • File Management
  • Financial Management Software
  • For Family Law
  • For Lawyers
  • For Legal Professionals
  • Full Text Search
  • General Ledger
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Lead Management Software
  • Legal Case Management Software
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Location
  • Patent / Trademark Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking Software
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SMS Messaging
  • SSL Security
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Tax Management Software
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • To-Do List
  • Trust Accounting Software
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Web-based Deployment

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(474)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support Software
4.6/5

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Scott M.
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Amazing program!

Reviewed on 11/19/2018

I bought this program when I first opened my practice about 2.5 years ago. I knew going into my own...

I bought this program when I first opened my practice about 2.5 years ago. I knew going into my own firm that I wanted a comprehensive client management tool. After spending hours online reviewing various programs, I decided to give the 30-day free trial a shot. I think I purchased the monthly subscription immediately after starting to use the program. Since that time, I have built on my knowledge, incorporating the MailChimp and QBO features first, then started learning how to streamline my document preparation through the template feature. What would have previously taken me multiple hours a week to manage, now takes minutes.

Pros

PracticePanther is intuitive and very user friendly. It has a ton of features that expedite minuscule tasks and free up admin time. It syncs with all my favorite resources, like QBO, MailChimp, and Box, making communication with clients a lot easier and keeps routine mailings operational. If you use a lot of form templates, the template builder is a major time saver and cuts down on user error and oversights. I use this program every day in my law office and am very grateful for how easy it is. Even better, the customer support team is phenomenal. I rarely have any issues with the program (it is easy to use), but when I run into something I need help with, a quick message to the PP team is responded to within minutes and the problem is solved or at a minimum I am given an update and expected time of completion. I couldn't recommend this program more to a solo or small legal practice.

Cons

Nothing, the team is constantly updating its software and programs that it connects to. They provide online videos to help and I frequently learn of new ways to use the program from regular updates by the team.

Response from PracticePanther Legal Software

Thank you so much Scott for the extra kind feedback!

James
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great practice management software. The only short-fall is that it doesn't allow auto future...

Reviewed on 1/10/2022

PracticePanther is a great platform and you should definitely give it a good try during a free...

PracticePanther is a great platform and you should definitely give it a good try during a free trial period.
It also has Rules of Court deadline figuring if you're a Civil firm.
PP has great integration with QuickBooks on-line.
You can print checks directly from PP, or QB online to pay other legal vendors (Chiros, etc.)

Pros

Price - either $59/mo or $49/mo if paid the year in full.
Fee to bill clients on-line: $.20 per transaction plus 1.95%
Workflow customizable - Yes, you can customize the workflow on different case-types.
Activity Log - easy access history.
Create Contact on the fly as creating matter - easy to create a Contact during the process of creating a matter.
Intake form for new clients - Yes, can put a link on your website so new clients can fill-out a new client form, and that info will auto fill into the client's PP account.
Time tracking timers - you can have multiple different timers open and running at the same time and assign them.
Mobile App - there is no mobile App, but the site is mobile optimized.
E-file integration - there is No e-file integration.
Color assignments - there are up to 6 colors that you can assign to parties & roles.
Task customizable - Yes, you can customize task flows.
Easy to create and merge documents - Yes, it's very easy to create and merge documents with the program.
PDF-auto convert - No, it cannot auto PDF convert a document.
Create documents that can merged - Yes. This program makes it easy to create documents that can be merged.
Support - Yes, support seems to be free.
Notify client when upload a document - Yes, you can notify a client a document gets uploaded that you want them to review or be aware of.
Email syncing - very good syncing with Gmail and Outlook.
Emails linked to a matter - Yes. Easy to link emails to a matter.
Client Portal - Yes.

Cons

The only thing that kept me from staying with PracticePanther, is that MyCase allows you to be able to set future billing to go out to a client(s) and forget it.
PracticePanther has a bit of a 'workaround' if you get the client's Visa/Debit card on file, but many times clients are uneasy giving you their card number.
With Criminal Defense clients that need to make monthly (or future) payments on a retainer amount, MyCase allows you to set-up future dates where a client will be emailed a bill, which they can tap on a button and pay on-line. This is the main thing that made me go with MyCase.
But if not for that, I would have stayed with either PracticePanther or Smokeball. Smokeball had/has the slickest software for being able to send emails from (either) Outlook or Gmail, and a small window at the bottom allows you to connect that email to a matter. Smokeball's software also made/makes it very easy to sync a Word document with a Client/Matter.

Alternatives Considered

MyCase and Smokeball

Reasons for Switching to PracticePanther Legal Software

I ended up going with MyCase because it has the auto future filling of clients. But if MC didn't have that, I would have gone with PracticePanther or Smokeball.
Robin
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Love it

Reviewed on 10/26/2022

I used to spend HOURS every month doing my billing, and invoicing. I absolutely hated billing. ...

I used to spend HOURS every month doing my billing, and invoicing. I absolutely hated billing. Now it takes me a few minutes and a few clicks of a button and its finished, and the invoices are on their way to my clients, with an easy way to pay online.

Pros

I really love every aspect of this operating software. It saves me time, and frustration. It is also accessible from anywhere, and extremely easy to use.

Cons

There is nothing that I do not like. When I find something that can be "improved" such as adding sound to reminders... they added it into the software.

Michael
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

After years of begging them for real fixed price billing, I'm giving up.

Reviewed on 6/2/2018

It was a good start to law firm management, now I need something that works like a law firm needs...

It was a good start to law firm management, now I need something that works like a law firm needs to work, not force my law firm to work like the software wants me to.

Pros

It's easy to learn the basics. The calendar is good, it's helpful that they show tasks there. Searching is great. It's totally adequate if all you do is bill for time and integrate with Quickbooks.

Cons

Panther has no report on Items (e.g. how much of your revenue is from Document Drafting vs Litigation). To get such a report, you MUST integrate with Quickbooks. But the biggest problem is that Fixed Price billing (what they call "Flat Fee") is worthless.

Fixed Price billing was clearly an afterthought, and their implementation has not changed at all since the early days when I started using it: 1) It does not let you assign an Item as you can with time entries, so you can't easily tell Quickbooks that a Fixed Price invoice was for a trademark application, not doc review; 2) You can't assign a lawyer to a Fixed Price billing, so you cannot get a report to help you pay everyone proportionally to their Fixed Price billings; 3) Fixed Price matters become immediately billable even if no work has been done, so you must manually keep track of when it's time to invoice for a Fixed Price matter, and there's no report on billable Fixed Price matters; 4) When entering time on a Fixed Price matter, there's way no way to check whether you are about to exceed the budget, and no way anywhere to compare budgeted vs actual.

If you're a modern firm moving to fixed price as much as possible, you'll spend a LOT of time looking for work-arounds, and you'll find that implementing your work-arounds will chew up any time saving you might have gotten from using the rest of the software.

I can't wait to change to software that does Fixed Price right.

Response from PracticePanther Legal Software

Hey Michael, thank you so much for you feedback. I just wanted to let you know that based on the feedback of our users, yourself included, we have implemented a NEW FLAT FEE pricing option. We are the ONLY ones in the market to offer this function! We understand that the needs of our firms are constantly evolving and we value the suggestions and feedback of all of our users.

You can check out the guide published by our training department here:

https://support.practicepanther.com/contacts-and-matters/getting-started/flat-fees-tutorial

Furthermore, visit our updates page for past and future releases.

https://www.practicepanther.com/law-firm-practice-management-software/

Thanks for being a valued customer from the beginning!

Theodore
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Track income, billings and increases collections

Reviewed on 10/27/2022

Top flight.

Top flight.

Pros

The billing and payment functions are easy to use

Cons

I am not really certain. I am converting entire practice into Practice Panther. My problems have been either user error or I forgot some instruction from customer service.

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PracticePanther Legal Software FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for PracticePanther Legal Software.

PracticePanther Legal Software offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$59.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

A 7-day free trial is available, after which pricing starts at $49/user/month (billed annually) or $59/month/user (billed monthly). Includes: 1. Unlimited phone & email support. 2. Free upgrades for life. 3. No contracts. No credit card needed. Cancel anytime.

PracticePanther Legal Software has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

PracticePanther Legal Software supports the following languages:

English, Spanish

PracticePanther Legal Software supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

PracticePanther Legal Software integrates with the following applications:

Authorize.Net, Box, Dropbox Business, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Docs, Google Workspace, Mailchimp, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, PayPal, Quickbooks Online, Stripe, Zapier

PracticePanther Legal Software offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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