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86% of attorneys say they spend too much time on administrative tasks and not enough time practicing law.

Small to midsize legal firms across all specializations may have more in common than they think. Our research shows that attorneys may be losing out on more than $5,000 in revenue each week due to inefficiency. With time lost to tedious tasks, attorneys are only able to bill clients for 21 to 30 hours, while working closer to 41 to 50 hours a week—leading to lost productivity and worse, lost revenue.

To help lawyers get back to doing what they do best, we’ve put together this report that dives deeper into our survey findings, as well as the solutions law firms find most effective for automating tasks and processes.

Helpful resources for your legal firm

We’ve also rounded up the following resources that can help your firm find the right software to put administrative tasks on autopilot.

How To Build a Legal Tech Stack That Gives Your Firm a Competitive Edge

Use this guide to help you narrow down your search for legal software and hone in on features your firm needs most.

2021 Capterra Shortlist: Law practice management software

See the top law practice management tools of 2021, at a glance. We use exclusive data and reviews from people like you to build our software shortlist, so you can build yours.

3 Popular Open Source and Free Legal Case Management Software

Need legal case management software but on a tight budget? Check out and evaluate these three popular free and open source options.


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The Future of Law Firms Is Remote: How Will Software Make It Possible?

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Still not sure if legal tech is right for your firm?

3 Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Tech

Legal technology comes in many shapes and forms—some is made especially for those in legal professions and some is more general. Here are answers to three common questions about legal tech.

Looking for Law Practice Management software? Check out Capterra's list of the best Law Practice Management software solutions.

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