Introducing Invoice Templates and more!

Friday, August 2nd 2019 (17 days ago)

Over last month we released updates that many of you have asked, featuring:

  • Invoice Templates: Ability to create different invoice templates for different case types or situations.
  • New Client Filter on Contacts: When enabled, this filter will only show you clients in the contact list.
  • Matter Number Override: This will allow you to change the system generated matter numbers.
  • Workflows(beta): Now Emails and SMSs sent from workflows will be logged on matters with links to the workflow.
  • Emails: More intuitive view for opening attached emails. Email details are shown in a popup and will have your native email client look and feel.
  • Email Signature: Create an email signature that will appear at the end of your email messages sent out from Lawcus.
  • New Fields on Contacts: Added new default fields - Date of Birthday, Gender and Notes.
  • Improved Filters: Work efficiently with lists using our advanced and improved filters for reports, matters, invoices, and matter export.

Introducing Contingency Billing, Evergreen Retainers and more features!

Friday, June 28th 2019 (about 2 months ago)

We are excited to release more updates that many of you have asked, featuring:

  • Contingency Billing: Once the settlement has reached, you can deposit the full amount into your Trust Account. On updating the settlement amount on the matter, and the software will automatically make the percentage calculations for you.
  • Evergreen Retainer: When enabled, this feature notifies you if the matter balance dips below the minimum retainer amount you set on the matter.
  • New Filter Options on Multiple Invoices: This nifty tool will allow you to select billable entries based on Responsible Attorney, Billable Attorney, Contact, Matter or selected date range.
  • Ability to associate practice area with custom field groups: This small but powerful add-on allows linking practice areas to the custom field groups. When you select a practice area on a matter, the system will automatically apply the custom field group on the matter.

Launching Time Tracker for IOS and Android!

Monday, June 10th 2019 (2 months ago)

We’ve been hard at work since you last saw us. We are excited to release more updates to the mobile apps (IOS & Android), featuring:

  • Time tracker for mobile apps: Now you can track all your time using our simple time tracker built for speed and ease of use.
  • This update includes a global search on contacts and the matters screen.
  • We also made some improvements and bug fixes to enhance your app usability experience.

Flat Fee & LEDES Billing, Lead Tracking, Activity Items & Trigger due date of a task based on another task!

Tuesday, May 7th 2019 (3 months ago)

We’re excited to share some new features to make Lawcus work even better for you, featuring.

  • Flat Fee Billing: Ability to track multiple flat fee services directly on the matter and create invoices that are simple for you and your clients.
  • Trigger due date of a task based on another task: Now you can create tasks with a due date based on another task. For example, if you change the due date of the main task, the system will automatically adjust the due date of all the depending Tasks.
  • Lead Tracking: Ability to track lead source and referrals. Track the estimated value of the fees expected to be earned on the potential matter.
  • Activity Items: Now you can save your everyday activities and apply them to time, a flat fee or expense entry. Selected activity item will set the description and rate on time, a flat fee or expense entry. Your activity items may look like Mileage, Print, etc.
  • LEDES Billing: Now you can enable UTBMS codes for your firm. When entering time and expenses, you will have all UTBMS codes available for use.
  • More Invoice Options: Ability to show Trust and Retainer summary info on invoices. Automatically apply payments from Credit and Trust accounts on generating multiple invoices. Show a payment summary on invoices.
  • Collapsible panels for Matter info: Introducing collapsible sections for Financial and Contacts info on matters. These sections can be expanded and closed as needed.

Reminders, Text support, Add start dates & due time on Tasks, Auto apply credits & trust to Invoices and more!

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019 (5 months ago)

We've been hard at work developing new functionality to make Lawcus work even better for you, featuring.

  • Ability to set up text, email and popup reminders to Tasks and Events.
  • Work better, add a start date & due time to Tasks.
  • Ability to add multiple assignees to Tasks.
  • Auto apply credit and trust balances on invoices by one click.
  • Now all the funds available for the invoice show on Add Payment form.
  • The new “Modern” four-pane layout for matter details screen
  • Ability to add email logs, phone logs, send intake forms, send trust request on matter details screen itself.
  • Batch operations to print/download multiple invoices.

Batch operations and more features!

Friday, March 1st 2019 (6 months ago)

We are excited to launch the following features.

  • Batch operations to print/download multiple invoices and mark them as sent
  • The outstanding balance on the invoices
  • Credit balance info on the matter details

More feature updates!

Wednesday, February 13th 2019 (6 months ago)

We listened carefully to your feedback and are excited to release more updates!

  • New 'Time Entries Summary' Report
  • Introducing New invoice template - 'Modern'. Ability to select different invoice templates for different matters and clients.
  • Ability to set the format of contact names on the contact display and new contact forms.
  • Ability to quickly create matter from the contact page by clicking on 'Create and add matter' button.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts: 'Ctrl + S' or 'Command + S' to save any new data form.
  • New Fields: Middle Name, Source on contacts and Responsible Attorney on matters.
  • Ability to sort files by clicking on column headers.

Launching Lawcus 2.0 with features galore!

Wednesday, January 30th 2019 (7 months ago)

We are proud to introduce the new Lawcus 2.0 - A new and better way to manage your law firm, featuring.

  • Redesigned User Interface — a new and better way to manage your law firm
  • Client intake forms — ability to create logic steps and save current progress.
  • LawPay Integration
  • Quickbooks Integration
  • Integration with Dropbox, Google Drive, and One Drive
  • Create multiple Invoices for Unbilled Time.
  • Create and send Trust Requests.
  • Interaction logs: Ability to add email and phone logs
  • Tags on Contacts and Matters
  • Ability to add multiple Phones, Email, and Addresses
  • Ability to customize Invoices
  • Private mode Dashboard
  • Ability to sort Client and Matter lists by clicking column headers
  • Send emails through Lawcus using your email server.
  • Introducing 'Save and add new' buttons on all create forms
  • Ability to search board names.
  • Improved date range filters.
  • Ability to see delegated tasks.

This is our largest ever feature release! Please feel free to reach out, If you have any questions.

Launching new website and more features for Lawcus 2.0 Beta!

Friday, December 28th 2018 (8 months ago)

We are happy to launch the new website and more features for Lawcus 2.0, featuring:

  • Ability to sort matter and contact list by clicking on the column headers.
  • Ability to see client details on mouse hover on the client in matter details.
  • New website and help guide for better client experience.

Launching interaction logs and more features for Lawcus 2.0 Beta!

Tuesday, December 11th 2018 (8 months ago)

We are happy to introduce interaction logs for Lawcus 2.0 Beta - A new and better way to manage your law firm, featuring:

  • Interactions logs - ability to add email and phone logs
  • Ability to add multiple phones, email, and addresses
  • Private mode Dashboard

Launching integration with Dropbox, Google Drive, and One Drive for Lawcus 2.0 Beta!

Tuesday, December 4th 2018 (9 months ago)

We are proud today to introduce the integration with Dropbox, Google Drive, and One Drive for Lawcus 2.0 Beta - A new and better way to manage your law firm. Our tight integration with these cloud storages will allow you to drag and drop files from your computer into Lawcus, and they will be synced to your native cloud storage account. You can create and view files/folders just like you do in their app without leaving Lawcus. For each matter, we will create a folder(Matter Number) in your cloud storage account.

Launching Client Intake for Lawcus 2.0 Beta!

Tuesday, November 27th 2018 (9 months ago)

We are proud today to introduce the client intake forms for the new Lawcus 2.0 beta - A new and better way to manage your law firm. Our simple and intuitive form builder allows you to create an online intake form with ease. You can even embed them in your websites — ability to create logic steps and save current progress.

Mobile Updates & Features Released!

Tuesday, November 20th 2018 (9 months ago)

We are excited to release more updates to the mobile apps (IOS & Android), featuring:

  • Bug fixes for calendar localization.
  • New contact form fields.

Lawcus 2.0 Beta Released!

Thursday, November 15th 2018 (9 months ago)

We are proud today to introduce the Lawcus 2.0 Beta. Lawcus 2.0 is available for some existing and all new users.

  • Lawcus 2.0 - Redesigned user interface for a better experience.
  • Major performance improvements are introduced: Now app loads 3x faster.
  • Tags on Contacts and Matters.
  • Ability to search board names.
  • Date range filters.
  • Ability to see delegated tasks.

Launching Conflict Search, Dynamic Merge Fields & more!

Tuesday, June 19th 2018 (about 1 year ago)

We listened carefully to your feedback and are excited to release new features that many of you have asked!

  • Folders for Easy Document Management: New Folders feature to help you manage client documents with ease.
  • Conflict Search: Full-text search allows you to search all text fields including custom fields across Lawcus.
  • Dynamic Merge Fields: Now you can to automate document management for the different type of contacts. Suppose you added three witnesses on a matter and you would like to create documents for them. Now on document creation from a template, we will give you the option to select the contact you would want to generate the document.
  • Improved Custom Fields: Ability to edit custom fields and groups, set required/ default and set their order.
  • Improved Notes: Now you can edit notes.

Customize Date Format and Language!

Tuesday, January 16th 2018 (over 1 year ago)

By default, dates are formatted as mm/dd/yyyy. Now you can update this to the standard format used in Europe, Asia, Australia, or even select your custom format.

Go to the settings screen, click on team preferences and select the date format, language & currency.

More Updates & Features Released!

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018 (over 1 year ago)

We are excited to release more updates that many of you have asked, featuring:

  • Filter on matter list/workflow: Ability to filter the matter list based on parameters and fields that you select.
  • Improved Invoice Details: We listened carefully to your feedback and redesigned the Invoice details screen. Due to popular demand, moved payment details to the top.
  • Work view on the calendar: Added a new work view on the calendar.
  • Improved Import Utility: Better import utility that will link imported matters to clients and persons to companies automatically.

Introducing Advanced Reporting!

Friday, December 22nd 2017 (over 1 year ago)

We are happy to launch Lawcus Reports. Advanced Reports Builder let you create custom tabular reports based on parameters and fields that you select. You can export these reports to Excel and PDF.

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Invoice History
  • Payments Collected
  • Matter Balance Summary
  • Client Trust Balance
  • General Client Ledger
  • Trust Account Ledger

Introducing Email and Calendar Integration (Google, Office 365 & Exchange)!

Monday, November 20th 2017 (over 1 year ago)

We are excited to share that now you can have two-way sync with your favorite calendar. Lawcus integrates with Google Calendar, Office 365, Outlook, and even the oldest Microsoft Exchange deployments.

We also introduce the easiest way to associate your emails and attachments with your matters, All you have to do is drag your emails in matter folders or labels. Pretty cool, right?.

New Updates & Features Released!

Friday, November 10th 2017 (almost 2 years ago)

We listened carefully to your feedback and are excited to release more updates!

  • Improved search: Ability to search for matter numbers in global search.
  • Generate invoice for unbilled items in two clicks: Now you can bill your clients for unbilled items with just two clicks. You can do this by clicking on the $ icon, then selecting the date range period for bill generation.
  • Closed/ reopen matters: We made it easy to distinguish between open and closed matters. Also, now you can easily reopen the matter from the matter screen itself.

All-New Dashboard, Box integration, Matter Numbering & more!

Wednesday, November 1st 2017 (almost 2 years ago)

  • Dashboard: All-New Dashboard will help you to monitor, improve, and optimize your performance over time.
  • Box Integration: Our tight integration with Box allows you to drag and drop files from your computer into Lawcus, and they’ll get synced to your Box account. You can create, view, annotate, share files just like you do in Box app without leaving Lawcus.
  • Matter Numbering: Ability to auto-generate matter numbers using a pre-saved numbering scheme. Allows users to create custom numbering scheme.
  • Summary reports: The Summary Report provides an overview of trust balance, outstanding balance, and un-invoiced work in progress on matter and client details.
  • Calendar Updates: Calendar now shows Tasks and Statute of limitations.
  • Improved Task List: A cleaner interface to help you focus.
  • Close/ Open Nav bar: Ability to close/open blue Navigation bar on left.

Launching Trust Accounting, Matter Timelines & more!

Tuesday, September 26th 2017 (almost 2 years ago)

We’ve been hard at work since you last saw us. Now you can track all your client’s money with our Trust accounting and look at how we’ve made it easy to record phone calls, meetings, facts, and issues on the matters.

  • Trust Accounting: Trust Accounting to help you manage your client’s money with ease and get paid. Ability to make payments, record transactions, transfer funds and mater to matter transfers.
  • Matter Timelines: Ability to record and organize phone calls, meetings, facts, and issues on the matters. The user can also filter message stream by the activity types.
  • Flat Rate Matters: The user can select flat rate billing or un-billable option for matters. For flat rate matters system will automatically generate a time entry for the flat fee amount.
  • Default Billing Rates: Ability to set default rates for users and matters. Allows users to switch rates on time entries.
  • Time Rounding: Enabling time rounding will allow you to configure the rounding increments for time entries.

Launching legal billing, time tracking and more!

Thursday, August 17th 2017 (about 2 years ago)

We’ve been hard at work since you last saw us. Now you can track all your time, expenses, payments, create and send invoices online in one place. Look at how we’ve made it easy to track billing on your matters. With a single location to keep track of your bills, there’s no need to log into multiple sites.

  • Invoicing and Billing: You can see all your finances at a glance. You’ll know what’s due, when it’s due, and what’s paid.
  • Track Time and Expenses: A simple time tracker & expense tracking built for speed and ease of use.
  • Connect to your favorite tools using Zapier: Automate your workflow from matter management to accounting using Zapier. New Zaps available are New Invoice, New Time Entry, and New Expense
  • Matter List View: Ability to organize your matters in the List or Pipeline view.
  • Improved User Account Control: Now team owners can change the passwords of the teammates, delete the users who haven’t responded to the invitation emails.

Introducing the Lawcus mobile app

Tuesday, May 30th 2017 (about 2 years ago)

Since we launched Lawcus, our mission has been to make tools to help you manage your law practice. Today, we are excited to release the Lawcus mobile app – your legal practice’s heartbeat in your pocket.

Now you can manage your law practice on the go with the Lawcus Mobile apps for iPhone and Android. It’s quick and easy to check and update your tasks, meetings, documents, contacts, matters, and communicate with your team & clients.

Key Features

  • Manage contacts and matters
  • Track tasks, meetings, notes, emails, and more.
  • Push Notifications
  • Swipe to cycle through your open navigation tabs
  • Global add button to quickly add tasks, meetings, contacts, and matters.
  • One click to access any feature
  • Client Portal