CosmoLex

Who Uses CosmoLex?

We help law firms run their practice with maximum efficiency. They need a one-price, one-login system that includes practice management, billing, and accounting.

What Is CosmoLex?

Thousands of law firms have switched to CosmoLex - the only cloud-based, law practice management software with built-in, compliant legal accounting (no QuickBooks needed). CosmoLex eliminates the struggle of juggling separate systems for law practice management, billing, and accounting. LawPay credit card processing is also built-in with no fixed monthly fee. Simply log into CosmoLex Cloud - anytime, anywhere - to get everything you need to run your entire law practice. Try free today!

CosmoLex Details

CosmoLex

http://www.cosmolex.com

Founded 2006

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
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CosmoLex pricing overview

CosmoLex does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. CosmoLex paid version starts at US$79.00/month.


Starting Price

US$79.00/month

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

CosmoLex Features

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CPA Firms
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • Government
  • Nonprofits
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Purchase Orders
  • Tax Management

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  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Conflict Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Email Management
  • Legal Case Management
  • Task Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Trust Accounting

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  • Accounting Management
  • Automatic Billing
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Client portal
  • Document Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking

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  • Case Defined Timekeepers
  • Completion Tracking
  • Conflict Management
  • Multi-Office
  • Reminders
  • Rules-Based Scheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management

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  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Notes
  • Client Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Contract Management
  • Docket Management
  • Document Management
  • Email management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Trust Accounting

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contract Management
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Full Text Search
  • Version Control

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  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Gain & Loss Reporting
  • Check Writing
  • Compliance Management
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Statements
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Receipt Management
  • Tax Management

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CosmoLex Reviews

Showing 5 of 289 reviews

Overall
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Service
4.8/5
Features
4.4/5
Value for Money
4.6/5
Eric D.
Senior Law Clerk and Office Manager
Law Practice, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/03/2020

"Practice Management and Accounting in One"

Comments: One of the biggest things Cosmolex has done for us is allow us to bring out bookkeeping in-house. We went through 3 bookkeeping firms in 2 years and spent huge sums of money for our accountants to undo the mess they made. Our first year end with Cosmolex and in-house bookkeeping was a little rough but that was mostly cleaning up past mistakes.

Pros: The product is generally pretty simple to use. Sometimes you will encounter a quirk that makes you wonder "why did they do it like this?" but once you understand the logic behind it you pick up quickly. The software is updated quite regularly.

Cons: They were purchased by Tabs3 about a year ago and the fact that they are not independent is a little concerning.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/03/2020
Jennifer K.
Attorney
Law Practice, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/12/2019

"Best Attorney Software"

Comments: Great program with easy customer support (even a chat feature). The prior legal platform software we used constantly had issues with an expensive yearly update that was required. Cosmolex is cloud-based so no need for updates. there is no need for an additional bookkeeping program for your office expenses as the program will handle that along with your trust accounting.

Pros: I like that you can handle your everyday office accounting in the same program as your trust accounting. There is no need for a separate program. Our clients love the client portal and they can upload documents directly to the client portal instead of having to bring them into our physical office. Cosmolex keeps each of your client files organized where you can save all of your emails, documents, and share the ones that you need to share with your clients through the client portal.

Cons: We would like to be able to make one bulk deposit at one time instead of having to go through by individual dates and make individual deposits.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/12/2019
Samantha E.
Partner/Owner
Legal Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    1/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    1/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/09/2019

"Duped by Cosmolex - Only Cost-Efficient if Solo"

Comments: I initially recommended CosmoLex because even with the lack of integrations, I found it user friendly. And I still would recommend it to solos who know they will never expand because of ease of use. But if you are a solo who aspires to add staff, a larger or growing law firm, or someone who uses an outside accounting firm, I would say to just use Quickbooks. Transferring after a year because CosmoLex decided to jack up the price considerably is such a hassle, and we want to continue to grow without continuing to worry that we'll outgrow CosmoLex's functionality or that the price will continue to unexpectedly go up. Additionally, our accountant struggled with it, and urged the switch to Quickbooks.

Pros: I actually liked this software for the most part in my first year of use. There were a lot of bugs. For instance, the email linking doesn't actually do anything, you have to manually sort and link emails. This is disappointing because it was basically sold to me as something that you could customize by adding rules like emails from x email address should be sorted to x client. But I otherwise found it fairly easy to use and I liked the functionality of invoicing, etc.

Cons: I am giving this a poor review for the following reasons: (1) Cosmolex is really only price-efficient if you are a solo attorney. When I added a staff member and tried to add another timekeeper, I was told my price was going to effectively double!! As a result I am now trying to switch programs which is a huge headache, but the added costs made Quickbooks actually cheaper and Quickbooks has way more integrations and a payroll feature. (Plus you can find email archiving for FREE if you are a small business that takes care of that functionality for Cosmolex.) (2) They were not upfront about the pricing issues. I was told that the reason it cost money to add this timekeeper was because my previous timekeeper had been "grandfathered in" and that I should have learned about this pretty drastic change in an "update section." First, why wouldn't I have received this in an email? Changing the price and price structure of a product should require actual notice! Second, when I chatted someone to find this "update" they could not find it or direct me to it. (3) The lack of integrations (and the integrations they are getting) is really problematic. For instance, they now integrate with Net Documents, which is pretty expensive. For a product that must be targeted almost exclusively to solos as a result of the pricing structure, that doesn't make sense. Why not integrate with Box or Dropbox? And to not have a payroll integration or to work with existing payroll companies is difficult.

Vendor Response

by CosmoLex on 07/09/2019

Hi Samantha,
We're sorry to hear that your experience with CosmoLex was poor, but we appreciate your feedback. Please let us know if we can be of any help during your transition process. We regret that our support and training teams were unable to show you our long-standing integrations with Box, DropBox, OneDrive, etc. In regard to our pricing, our customer base ranges from solos to 50-lawyer firms. We respect your opinion and will pass your comments for improvements on to our Client Communications department. We wish you the best.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/09/2019
Hannah K.
legal assistant
Law Practice, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/06/2020

"Okay softwarte"

Comments: Okay

Pros: Its very easy to use. Great cloud platform

Cons: Seems to be some gaps in report types. There could be better ways to move things around/entering things.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/06/2020
Shawn K.
Lawyer
Law Practice, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/02/2020

"Best Legal Management Software"

Comments: Cosmolex has increased the efficiency of my firm dramatically. From standard client letters to accounting, to tasks, the program has made all aspects of my practice easier. It is easy to learn and efficient.

Pros: Cosmolex is by far the best Legal Management Software on the market. The accounting is superior and specific to the legal industry and the client management options are unmatched.

Cons: There are sometimes delays as information is being entered. It is relatively minor but something I expect they will improve on.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/02/2020