Manage What Matters, ANYWhere (Practice Mgmt & Legal Acc)4.5/5 (32 avaliações)
uLawPractice is a practice management and legal accounting solution for sole practitioners, paralegals, and small law firms with invoicing and reporting features. With the aim of assisting law professionals with day-to-day tasks, uLawPractice provides seamless trust and general accounting features, generates invoices, and handles accounting workflows automatically.
The rich accounting features within uLawPractice aim to simplify accounting processes by automating actions and allowing users to track billable time, invoice billable hours, generate paid invoices, add disbursements, invoice disbursements, generate trust and general ledgers, and ensure ledgers are compliant with LSUC standards. Users can also generate legal documents, invoices, and timesheets in one click.
In order to assist with administrative tasks, uLawPractice provides a court form generator tool which automatically populates court forms. Users can choose from a selection of court form matters including Ontario Small Claims Court, POA, landlord & tenant, and family court forms, and the generator automatically fills out the form with the click of a button.
Through powerful algorithms and analytics, uLawPractice transforms data into meaningful business insights within the customizable dashboard, and users can gain an overview of recently modified matters, upcoming events, contacts, and real-time law news relating to the business’ area of interest.
It helps me with my tracking of clients and allows to track the progress of a case. Also it helps me keep track of upcoming dates, invoicing and contact information. I rely heavily on ulaw for all of this information and it has been a tremendous help. I like how it gave me all the information I needed for the auditor. The dashboard feature is helpful and quick view which helps give me reminders on what's coming up. I am able to produce invoices for clients that not only show the time and dates, but enter what I was doing during the time. I was complimented by the law society of upper Canada auditor for that, which is a team effort by ulaw staff and I. I would very much recommend it to a colleague and find it a fun system and quite user friendly. I cannot say enough about the support staff who are always there. I work odd hours and it's vital having what seems to be round the clock support if I run into a jam.
Easy invoicing and the statements of activity that help me keep track of a file's progress. I find that this enables to keep track of a case and who owes me money. I also like that it breaks down where I am spending the most time on each case and my contact with any particular client. Overall, very good. I also like the option of the free webinars, which help me save money. That is vital for a small business and sole owner.
Some of the features are a little confusing, but you get used to them. And again customer support is always there to help. And although I like the option of the webinars I feel that sometimes the instructors jump around and talk too fast. I am hard of hearing and sometimes find it hard to follow when they do so. I would also like a little more flexibility when it comes to the retainer. I do not operate a trust account for example, a retainer reflecting that would be helpful. All minor issues and 1 more, just to keep an eye on the typos which tend to come up. A lawyer or a paralegal sending out such letters may be viewed as incompetent.
I have been in private practice as a paralegal since 1992 but have only been using ULaw for the last four years.
For years I had used QuickBooks but it was the document generation feature in ULaw that first caught my attention. This was not something I could find in any other practice management software at that price point. This feature alone has saved me enough time in legal document production to make it more than worth the price. Originally only Small Claims Court documents were available but they have been introducing new areas on a regular basis.
It is clear that the ULaw team works hard to make their product better. I have occasionally considered other practice management software but every time I have ULaw has introduced a new feature that keeps me onboard. These include features like the Dashboard, Quick View, Analytics & even Calendar & Document Vault sync, to name a few. Sometimes it is hard to keep up with the new features.
Perhaps most importantly, ULaw is structured to enable compliance with the Law Society requirements as outlined in the LSUC rules of practice. From the client intake documents to the required financial reporting, ULaw does this 'in the background' so to speak so that any practitioner can focus on the actual work instead of being bogged down in regulation compliance.
It should be made clear however that ULaw is a database 'program' and so not as intuitive as some of the spreadsheet-based programs. Also, errors cannot be simply deleted but additional correcting entries are required. That is the nature of a database. A further area of potential improvement is that while it is now possible to launch an email from a Contact in ULaw the software doesn't keep track of client emails like it does for documents.
Overall perhaps the best feature of ULaw is not the software itself but the team behind the product. I have found their service team to be quick to respond and their development team repeatedly reaches out to their clients for ideas and feedback.
No software is perfect or does everything you might want but dollar for dollar I consider ULaw to really punch above its weight class. I would recommend this for any paralegal office and indeed it is the software that I use for my private practice and my partnerships.
Simplified compliance reporting,
Simplified form printing,
Simplified contact management and file management,
Simplified business as a whole :)
uLaw Practice saves so much time that it pays for itself. By simply inputting the most basic, day-to-day transactions into it, uLaw not only calculates everything you need to ensure all of your accounts are balancing, but it also prepares every compliance document you'll ever need in case you're ever audited by your respective Law Society (e.g. fee books, trust reconciliations, etc.).
I don't know how anyone would be able to survive an audit without uLaw.
It's also highly customizable allowing you to upload your own logos and letterhead to be printed automatically on your forms.
The only "con" I can think of for this software would be that I didn't sign up for it sooner! I recommend it to every legal professional practicing.
Makes it very easy to create client files and comply with trust/general account compliance.
The ulaw software makes it very easy to comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct (Law Society of Ontario) especially with Knowing your Client requirements. Ulaw allows you to generate an initial conflict check form and client identification/verification form. I recently went through the LSO Practice Management Audit, and the LSO was very impressed with Ulaw's Inital Conflict Check form because it allowed the form includes the steps the lawyer undertook to perform the conflict checks.
If you make a accounting error it is hard to rectify it if you don't understand how the software works or accounting principles.
Able to work on my files and accounting from anywhere.
I like that it is web-based. It combines all of the functions needed for a law firm practice, including criminal and family.
I like the function that allows me to import my banking information. It is helpful to switch between client matters and accounting.
The customer service is extremely responsive and you don't have to pay extra for their support. They have altered areas that need improvement.
I wish it had more functionality with iPhones. It would be helpful to automatically allow update of monthly expenses (parking).
Entering in expenses is some cumbersome, but detailed.
Cannot delete default items (such as tenant or contract legal work) or contacts or matters that were entered in error. Makes it cluttered and annoying to search.
$34.00/month if paid annually
$44.00/month if paid monthly
$29.00/month for students
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O uLawPractice oferece os seguintes planos de pagamento:
A partir de: US$ 44,00/mês
Modelo de preços: Assinatura
Avaliação gratuita: Disponível
$34.00/month if paid annually
$44.00/month if paid monthly
$29.00/month for students
O uLawPractice oferece os seguintes recursos:
Os clientes habituais do uLawPractice são:
Empresas de médio porte, Pequenas empresas
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O uLawPractice se integra com os seguintes aplicativos:
Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive
O uLawPractice oferece as seguintes opções de suporte:
Suporte online, Suporte por telefone