Accounting to suit all firms
LawPro offers a sophisticated and advanced legal accounting software solution invaluable to law firms of all sizes, from small new starters to large corporate firms that manage complex accounting processes. LawPro accounting is accessible to all departments, from fee earners through to legal cashiers or multi-staffed accounting departments. We guarantee that all requirements will be met and even exceeded, vastly improving accounting processes and therefore benefitting the productivity of your business as a whole.
Practice Management Features
LEGAL ACCOUNTS & PRACTICE MANAGEMENT FEATURES
The cash room will make light work of entering day to day transactions with LawPro’s easy to use posting routine that cuts down on data entry time and helps eliminate errors. One entry of an amount updates all elements of the transaction, standard narratives pick up details from the matter record and the forecast balance shows straight away what the effect of the posting will be on the current balance.
LawPro allows you to build your chart of accounts to suit your circumstances. It is a period based accounting system meaning that you can continue to finalise month or year end accounts while progressing with daily postings. Handling recurring transactions such as rent and rates, VAT returns, cheque printing and keeping on top of credit control are all functions provided by LawPro to make life easier for an accounts department and firm wide management.
LawPro also provides an auto billing function that allows you to generate bills automatically based on criteria and triggers that you define, for example when work in progress exceeds a particular value.
Many law firms continue to rely on traditional manual approaches to capturing billing information and creating the bill to a client. Coloured debit and credit slips are handwritten and shuffled around the office to be deciphered and keyed into the accounts system by the cash room staff, who then print out the resulting detail for someone else to type into a bill and do the arithmetic before printing the bill and giving it back to the accounts department to post to the accounts system. LawPro is designed to remove all the pain from this billing process with just a few simple adjustments to the way you work.
The render bill screen offers a suggested name and address for the bill and shows the value of billable time recorded plus any disbursements billable to the client. These entries can be overridden and adjusted to suit. LawPro can also keep track of billable activities so that circumstances such as block court fees or fixed priced conveyancing work can have values set up and brought forward for inclusion on the bill.
Reconciliation of bank accounts including designated deposit accounts is normally a time consuming and tedious process, but not with LawPro – auto matching of transactions, importing, sorting and searching of electronic statements all cut the time and effort required for completion.
Fee Earner Support using the LawPro Task Centre
LawPro provides fee earners with all the information about their performance in one place using the LawPro DMS Task Centre, integrated with Microsoft Outlook and Word. Upon logging into the system it will show details of their billing, time recording, matter balances, aged bills, case tasks and file review information providing fee earners with an immediate and beneficial overview of their agendas.
LawPro Dashboard Viewer
The LawPro Dashboard Viewer is a superb tool for supporting practice management. It provides simple icon access to a multitude of reporting functions that chart the progress of your firm.
Performance indicators are crucial for success and development and the Dashboard Viewer is a powerful and quick tool whereby vital charts and statistics can be accessed at the click of a mouse, without the need for additional data entry or following multiple routines.
As well as providing automatic background time recording of documents whilst they are being completed, LawPro has the ability to record live time for consultations, telephones calls and other activities.
LawPro provides the user with a time input screen at every opportunity ensuring that all time records are captured easily and accurately.