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The cloud-based practice management platform CosmoLex and the legal research service Casemaker have formed an exclusive alliance to integrate their two products.

The integration enables lawyers who are subscribers to both services to easily track their research time in Casemaker using CosmoLex’s time-tracking capabilities and associate the time with matters in CosmoLex.

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Since its launch earlier this year as a cloud-based billing and trust accounting platform, CosmoLex has steadily added new features and capabilities, gradually moving towards becoming a full-fledged law practice management platform. That progress continued today with the roll-out of three new features: document storage and management, pre-defined workflows and case notes.

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Earlier this year, I included the cloud-based billing and trust accounting platform CosmoLex on my list of the Top 10 Product Announcements at ABA Techshow. “This is a comprehensive time and billing system with everything you expect in such a system,” I wrote then. Well, CosmoLex is about to get even more comprehensive, adding in practice-management features such as contact management, matter management and calendaring.

Cosmolexlogo2Those additions will be coming within the next three to four months, CosmoLex CEO Rick Kabra told me during a recent interview. “Our goal is to become the leading cloud provider for solo and small firms,” he said, adding that even more product enhancements are in development.

As it is now, CosmoLex is a full-featured, cloud-based time and billing program for solo and small law firms. It claims to be the only cloud-based legal time and billing software with fully integrated trust accounting. As far as I can determine, that claim is true. Other cloud practice management programs say they offer some form of trust accounting, but that is often nothing more than tracking trust balances. None that I am aware of offer full accounting without also requiring use of a third-party accounting program such as QuickBooks.
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