There are many web-based systems out there to handle time tracking for attorneys, with all levels of integration into practice management systems. But if you are a small player and are looking for a simple system, CaseFox might be an option for you.
CaseFox can track both billable and non-billable hours and expenses, monitor unbilled hours, late payments and handle trust accounting, tasks management and case notes/case tracking. CaseFox has a simple, intuitive interface that utilizes a dashboard to track your cases and billings. It integrates with Google products, such as Docs, Tasks and Gmail. This allows you to attach Google Docs to case notes and time entries, and coordinate tasks and entries in CaseFox with Google Tasks / Gmail. This is accomplished by using your Google log-in to access CaseFox. Because it employs a mobile friendly interface, you can access CaseFox on the web on your desktop, mobile, or tablet with equal ease. The app also employs a two-click invoicing mechanism that generates a mailable PDF based on your prior time entries. CaseFox will monitor billing status as well – you can access that status via the dashboard. File notes can be either public or private.
Using different permissions, contract attorneys and independent contractors can directly enter their billable time and expenses in your CaseFox account without being able to see any other data.
CaseFox uses SSL for security and critical user data in stored in the encrypted form in our databases. You can export data in PDF or Excel format.
You can try the full feature set on CaseFox for free – limited to four cases and one user. The paid plans are pretty affordable, in my opinion: $$10 / month for 25 cases, unlimited users, $25 / month for up to 50 cases, unlimited users, and $35 / month for unlimited cases, unlimited users. Seems more than affordable.
If you are looking to start up or change an existing system, take a look at CaseFox. It might be the animal for you.