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
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Workflow
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bankruptcy Case Management
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Case Management
  • Case Notes
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Court Rules-Based Scheduling
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Statements
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Docket Management
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • File Management
  • Financial Management
  • For Family Law
  • For Lawyers
  • For Legal Professionals
  • Full Text Search
  • General Ledger
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Lead Management
  • Legal Case Management
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Location
  • Patent / Trademark Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • 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
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Tax Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • To-Do List
  • Trust Accounting
  • 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
4.6/5

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

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  • Value for Money
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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 10/1/2022

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.
Brenda
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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

Love PracticePanther

Reviewed on 1/9/2021

This software has saved us time on the tasks that would take a long time like creating letters or...

This software has saved us time on the tasks that would take a long time like creating letters or pleadings as they are automated now. Since the information pulls from the fields there is also a very low risk for typing errors.

Pros

Super easy to use! We love that we can create custom fields for a contact or matter and have really enjoyed the automation portion of the software. The templates are easy to create and automatically pull the information from the contact and matter sections that we need.

Cons

Under Matter, instead of editing the whole section, it would be nice if I could hoover over the field I only need to update.

I also wish I could highlight text in the matter or notes section.

I create multiple matters under one client and some of the information in the fields is always the same. It would be nice if I could select an option so any time I create a new matter for that client, the information in the matter auto fills for any new case going forward.

Alternatives Considered

CosmoLex, Smokeball, Tabs3 and Clio

Reasons for Choosing PracticePanther Legal Software

Had to upgrade every so often and had to log onto our server to use. With PracticePanther, I log in from anywhere.

Switched From

Tabs3

Reasons for Switching to PracticePanther Legal Software

Price and ease of use
Paige
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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

Great Software - Would be Lost Without It, but there are still some kinks to work out.

Reviewed on 19/8/2021

My overall experience is amazing. I love this software and it makes my life so much easier. I...

My overall experience is amazing. I love this software and it makes my life so much easier. I would recommend to anyone with a law firm.

Pros

I love how seamless this software makes my practice. It is so user-friendly. The client portal is wonderful, and I love how the accounting features are organized. Customer service is amazing. The templates feature saves me countless hours. The tasks feature really keeps me on track. I love how you can link relationships, create emails that sync automatically with the matter, and create events that send text notifications to clients. The support is quick and always friendly and helpful. The e-signature feature is also really cool.

Cons

(1) the phone app should be able to have multiple timers up at once, so you can go back and forth between working on different projects, like the desktop version.
(2) The "history" section at the bottom of matters should include time entry descriptions. I cannot stress that enough. I do not use the "history" section at all as it is currently operating, but it would be invaluable if that one change was made! If time entry descriptions were included, the "history" section would actually tell me the history of the work that's been done on the matter.
(3) We need a better text integration that's part of Practice Panther, so that clients can text us through the software, or something like how we can create a new email that links with the matter, but for texting.
(4) Company contacts - love the idea, but when you link a subordinate member of a company contact to a matter, the only email address you can actually auto-populate is the number one contact of the company contact. It's very annoying. I've had to create separate individual contacts for all the members of a company contact. Like for court services, I would like to be able to have all the employees of court services under the Court Services company contact, and then be able to link the particular officer assigned to supervise my particular client. But right now I have to link the court services company contact AND the individual contact to be able to send emails to the correct officer.

Alternatives Considered

Clio

Reasons for Switching to PracticePanther Legal Software

I felt like Practice Panther was just as good as Clio, but more cost appropriate for my smaller firm. Also, I liked that I always have the option to figure things out myself, or with a virtual helper, instead of having to call support. The same was true with the purchasing experience. I didn't get bombarded with phone calls, but I knew someone would be available to speak with me if I wanted to have a conversation. I felt that spoke volumes to the kind of company you are and the understanding and respect you have for your customers' time.
LaJoyce
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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
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Long Term PracticePanther User

Reviewed on 16/7/2021

It has been a wonderful experience.

It has been a wonderful experience.

Pros

I've been a PracticePanther user for four years now. The most important factor in my selecting PracticePanther was the ease of use. With my prior software, I had to hire independent contractors and pay for "maintenance agreements" just to have access to the help desk. With PracticePanther, their support team can assist. More important, they have videos that will walk you through the process of setting up the various systems and integrations. Finally, I love the integrations. PracticePanther integrates with Microsoft Office, Box, Dropbox and Quickbooks. Your information stays in it's original locate with seamless access from PracticePanther.

Cons

Initially, there was a big push to produce new features. I'm not seeing new features coming out as frequently. However, I would note the quality of the new features, e.g., workflows with conditional logic and e-signatures.

Kathleen
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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
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

PracticePanther

Reviewed on 20/5/2021

PracticePanther is like having a full time employee at a fraction of the cost without any employment...

PracticePanther is like having a full time employee at a fraction of the cost without any employment law issues. I couldn't run my law firm without PracticePanther. The software is easy to use, the PP support is excellent, and the company is always rolling out new features to make running my law office easier and more efficiently!

Pros

It's very hard to pinpoint what I like the most about PracticePanther since there are so many features I rely on for my law practice. I very much like that I can find everything related to a contact or matter in one place. All emails and their attachments, notes, documents, billing, payments, calendar, "to do" list (Tasks), time entries, and communications for a contact and matter can be found in PracticePanther. I use the templates and workflows on a daily basis, which save me time and keep me on track. With a simple click I can send an online questionnaire to a client that, once completed, is kept in the client account.

The tags allow me to filter and label my contacts and matters any way I want. I use PantherPay for online payments which is very easy and shows all payments in the billing account immediately.

I also like that new features are made available regularly - the software is always improving!

Cons

1) Would like for clients to start, save, and continue an intake form at a later time and have them receive a copy of their answers after being submitted.

2) The timer buffers endlessly if the page has not been refreshed. I realize you are working on this. :-/

3) If a client has a PP account with another law firm, that client cannot open a new account with my firm using that same email address. Is there a way to fix this?

4) Would love to have conditional/dynamic fields in the intake forms.

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PracticePanther Legal Software FAQs

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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, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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