Gestion de cabinet juridique pour les praticiens, les assistants juridiques et les cabinets d'avocats4.5/5 (32 avis)
uLawPractice est une solution de gestion de cabinet et de comptabilité juridiques dotée de fonctionnalités de facturation et de reporting, destinée aux praticiens, aux assistants juridiques et aux petits cabinets d'avocats. Afin d'assister les professionnels du droit dans leurs tâches quotidiennes, uLawPractice fournit des fonctionnalités de sécurisation et de comptabilité générale transparentes, génère des factures et gère automatiquement les flux de travaux de comptabilité.
Les riches fonctionnalités de comptabilité dans uLawPractice simplifient les processus comptables en automatisant les actions et en permettant aux utilisateurs de suivre et facturer les heures facturables, générer des factures payées, ajouter et facturer des décaissements, générer des référentiels de sécurisation et généraux, tout en assurant leur conformité avec les normes LSUC. Les utilisateurs peuvent également générer des documents juridiques, des factures et des feuilles de temps en un instant.
Pour faciliter les tâches administratives, uLawPractice propose un outil générateur de formulaires qui permet de les remplir automatiquement. Les utilisateurs peuvent choisir parmi une sélection de procédures judiciaires, y compris celles relatives à la Cour des petites créances de l'Ontario, au contrat de mandat, aux propriétaires et locataires ainsi que pour les tribunaux de la famille ; le générateur remplit automatiquement le formulaire en un clic.
Grâce à de puissants algorithmes et analyses, uLawPractice transforme les données en informations commerciales de poids au sein du tableau de bord personnalisable ; les utilisateurs peuvent ainsi obtenir une présentation des sujets récemment modifiés, des événements à venir, des contacts et des actualités juridiques en rapport avec le domaine d'intérêt de l'entreprise.
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.
Voici quelques-unes des questions fréquentes sur uLawPractice.
Types de licences disponibles pour uLawPractice :
À partir de: 44,00 $US/mois
Type de licence: Abonnement
version d'essai gratuite: Disponible
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Utilisateurs habituels du logiciel uLawPractice :
Entreprises de taille moyenne, PME
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Applications s'intégrant à uLawPractice :
Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive
Ressources d'aide disponibles pour uLawPractice :
Support en ligne, Support téléphonique