LexisNexis

PCLaw

3 / 5 14 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Law firms with the number of attorneys ranging from 1-49.


Average Ratings

14 Reviews
  • 3 / 5
    Overall
  • 3 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • LexisNexis
  • www.lexisnexis.com/business-of-law
  • Founded 1970
  • United Kingdom

About PCLaw

Reduce duplication of effort with all-in-one integrated billing and accounting


PCLaw Features

  • Account Tracking
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Client Statements
  • Document Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Retainer Billing
  • Time Tracking

PCLaw Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Not the most user-friendly software, but it definitely gets the job done.

Feb 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: PC Law integrates easily with Amicus, our law office management software, which makes time and billing easy. It has every function that you could possibly need to create a large variety of reports. It's very affordable and meets our needs.

Cons: It's not the most user-friendly software out there. If you're used to something like Quickbooks, this may take a little more training and getting familiar with.

Overall: It integrates very well with Amicus, our law office management software. It's definitely a great value for the money.

PCLaw is a competent suite, but absent a unique use case, is outpunched by its competition.

Feb 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: PCLaw probably offers the most depth around the edges in the practice management and accounting software space for lawyers. With PCLaw backending your workflow and a competent bookkeeper helping run your reports, your books will be five by five. If, like me, you've been made familiar with PCLaw because it was what was in use at a firm, you won't rue the fact the you have to interact with this software. It does its job effectively and without fuss.

Cons: Unless you've isolated some use case that its competition does not cover, you'll likely be spending more money and more time making PCLaw do what others can do more efficiently for lower use fees. If like me you've been in charge of selecting the software solution for a firm, you may well find yourself asking why you'd pick PCLaw over a competitive product. As noted, there may be some peculiar fee structure or left field accounting best practice that only PCLaw will let you manage efficiently, but in my experience it wouldn't be the top of the heap.

I use this software daily and it is pretty user friendly. I do everything on it except payroll.

Jul 24, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That it integrates with Amicus to produce monthly bills and is easy to use. I like that it populates frequently used vendors and such when you are writing a check or recording a payment

Cons: That you can't archive a matter until you've closed the month there is activity in it. That when you search help topics, it isn't really user friendly.

Overall: I can look at activity on a file, time that has been posted in bills and easily reconcile bank statements.

Terrible experience

Aug 19, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software offered split billing, which is something needed in my practice and not something that exists with lots of companies.

Cons: Customer service is terrible. The program failed after four years. It simply crashed. Despite spending over the program, they offer no support, unless I pay additional. If I had known about their lack of support for a flawed product, I never would have agreed to purchase this product.

Freezes; duplicates bank accounts; show unpaid checks that have cleared and been reconciled.

Jun 21, 2018
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: That I am leaving it. It worked so well for 14 years. Everything worked find, customer support was ok, billing worked good and trust accounts easily reconciled. Then version 16 came out.

Cons: Freezes when moving from one client to another; freezes when saving time; will not open, staff complaints, and the lack of support and the broken promises.

Overall: 14 years of accuracy and trust in the product, but that was two years ago.

Initially, I loved the product, but as time went on, I found a great many flaws in the program.

Mar 07, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As we moved to this program from a general office (not law related) software, I liked the improved ability to keep trust accounting quite separate from our operating account.

Cons: There were flaws in the software that made visible accounting errors which could not be corrected. The problem was first noted by a client or two and then, when we recalculated by hand and separate calculator, the errors were very clear, but there was no way to correct the PCLaw information. No matter what we tried, the program refused to accept the corrections. Ultimately, we made the tough decision to move to another program, as we lost at least three customers and countless hours over the problems caused by the program errors.

Overall: It did help us to realize more specifically what we needed in a comprehensive program.

very practical, mostly user friendly

Sep 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software works well between the trust and general accounts, permits extra accounts to be documented. There are many reports available and the ability to build suitable reports.

Cons: At times certain types of report information - information gathering, requires several reports to be compiled and then compared.

Overall: client billing, monthly and annual reporting

Since they changed over to SQL the program does not work. It freezes constantly.

Jul 11, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Integration of accounting and billing when before the SQL. It allows you track invoices, and payments, once you understand the system.

Cons: Doesn't work. Freezes requiring restarts. Customer service typically can't help. They offer "work around for every problem because it doesn't work.

Overall: Before the upgrade the program worked fairly well.

I have been using this in my practice for years now and it works

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's comprehensiveness, easy to use and well navigated.

Great for clerks and other staff to use. Explains itself well

Cons: Can't think of any cons that need to be written. PC covers all our needs.

The updates could be more relative to what is needed.

Overall: It's easy to use and organizes everything for our books

PC Law is great, but updates can assist it to be greater

Jan 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the versatility of the options and the ability to have an all encompassing application for my accounting needs.

Cons: I don't like the ease of use. It is a little dated. It could use a more consolidated approach to the various features offered.

Not user friendly

Sep 13, 2017
1/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: Doesn't work. Freezes requiring restarts. Customer service typically can't help. They offer "work around for every problem because it doesn't work.

Ok information input.

Mar 07, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software has a lot of functionality. This software will cover all of your legal and law firm related tasks and organization.

Cons: Product is mediocre when comparing with various law firm related softwares. The ease of use is subpar and the interface is confusing.

PC Law

Sep 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: That it integrates with Amicus and makes the billing easy

Cons: This software is not really user friendly, needs to interact more like QuickBooks

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Easy to use software, very efficient

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I find the customer support to be extremely useful and prompt; I have had to use it on several occasions and never had an issue getting through or solving my problem.

Cons: The look of the software is somewhat outdated, but it is still easy to find anything you might be looking for.

Overall: Ease of use, efficiency, and saved time doing menial tasks.