Updated: March 28, 2014
Next up in this ongoing series reviewing law firm practice management software is MyCase. MyCase is a cloud-based law firm practice management company. As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, I am a huge fan of cloud-based practice management software. Aside from it being incredibly easy to get started and manage, cloud-based software means you can access it with either a Mac or PC from any computer, anywhere. If your office burns down or is the victim of John Grisham-like attorney espionage, your case files are still intact..
First, about MyCase’s standard features: MyCase, like all other law firm practice management solutions, lets you create cases, allowing you to manage all your correspondence, documents, calendars, timekeeping, and billing for your clients. Law firm practice management software makes your law firm more efficient by centralizing and streamlining your case management. Know who at your firm is working on which client matter, see each client’s documents and correspondence, and keep tabs on client timekeeping and billing.
I am not going in-depth through things like client-based timekeeping, calendaring, and e-mail management, as these features are common to every case management software offering available. Instead, I am going to focus on what MyCase does better and worse than its competitors to help you decide which law firm case management software is for you.
Now that you’ve gotten your intro on law firm practice management software, let’s cut to the chase: what’s good about MyCase?
A few of the best features of MyCase:
- It’s incredibly easy to get started with MyCase – the easiest learning curve
- 30-day free trial
- Link MyCase to your trust account and accept online payments from clients
- iPhone (and now Android!) app that you, your staff, and your clients can use
- Create fill-in-the-blank document templates to allow MyCase to instantly populate your standard forms with your client information
- Keep clients involved and up-to-date through the MyCase client portal
Ease of Use
With most law firm practice management software products out there, there is a bit of a learning curve. It generally takes a while for you to get used to their system, to figure out how to upload and integrate documents, to integrate your email and calendars, and to figure out their timekeeping. Of all the products I’ve tested so far, MyCase was definitely the easiest to get started with. They don’t have a time-consuming or invasive, required tutorial. In fact, MyCase’s dashboard layout is so user-friendly that it basically shows you everything you can do on login.
I found that MyCase is a really easy-to-use law firm practice management solution. Getting started is incredibly easy, MyCase is offered at a great price point, it has a mobile app, and does most everything you’d want your law firm practice management software to do.
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