Firm Manager, the LexisNexis online practice-management platform for solo and small-firm attorneys, rolled out several enhancements yesterday, the most notable of which is in-app document editing. This new feature allows a user to open, edit and save documents from within the Firm Manager application.  The feature works with the Microsoft Office 2013 productivity suite – including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Visio programs.

A second new feature introduced yesterday is an invoice status display alongside the matter view. With this feature, as a user views a matter, the status of the top three paid and unpaid accounts is presented on the screen. The intent is to provide a simple way to stay abreast of client payments and collectibles.


Firm Manager first came on the market more than three years ago. Earlier this year, LexisNexis essentially scrapped the original version and introduced an all-new version that was much faster and sleeker. After seeing it at Legal Tech New York in February, I described the platform’s improvements as “dramatic.”

In the months since, Firm Manager has also added a “Money Finder” feature (which I described here), a new synchronization feature with Google Calendar, and custom billing and invoicing.

Firm Manager is $44.99 a month for the first user and then $29.99 a month for additional users.

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