When you’re seeking information about legal-specific software tools, the inconvenience of sifting through inaccurate generalist software directory sites can be a painstakingly tedious process at best and an inefficient waste of time at worst.
That’s why lawyers should focus their efforts on software directories limited to legal technology products. These sites are focused on the legal industry and provide knowledgeable insight, accurate information and appropriately categorized listings of legal software products.
Take a look at each one listed below, investigate the site and its features, then check out one or two of the categories listed. Some directories may be a better fit for your needs or preferences than others, but you’ll undoubtedly find that at least one of the sites will assist in guiding and informing your decision-making process as you embark on your legal technology software-purchasing journey.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the top online legal software directories.
LawNext Legal Tech Directory
The LawNext Legal Tech Directory was co-founded by Bob Ambrogi, a longtime veteran of the legal technology space who has worked for decades as a journalist covering legal technology. As a result of his experience, he has in-depth knowledge of legal technology software tools and the companies that produce them. His feature-packed directory is a good resource for legal technology buyers.
The directory provides information in a clear-cut format that is easily navigable. Each software listing includes information about the company that owns the software, including when it was founded, the name of its president or CEO, links to its social media profiles and a description of the software. Product features are appropriately categorized and listed. Also provided is access to product reviews, press coverage about the company and pricing information. Product resources, including videos, whitepapers, e-books and screenshots of the product are also available.
Legal IT Professionals legal tech directory
Legalitprofessionals.com doesn’t offer a lot of bells and whistles from a feature perspective but does provide listings covering many different categories of legal software. The listings consist of short descriptions of each software program. The directory has a larger-firm focus and includes both cloud and premises-based software products.
If you’re a lawyer from a solo or small law firm seeking legal software guidance, this may not be the directory for you, and you’ll find some software tools that you’d expect to be listed that are often used in smaller law firms will be missing from this directory. However, if you’re seeking legal technology guidance related to software for larger firms, you’re in luck and this is a very helpful resource.
Above the Law Legal Tech Directory
The legal blog Above the Law also has a basic legal technology directory that includes listings for many software products that appeal to law firms of all sizes. The products are listed alphabetically and aren’t categorized. For that reason, I would consider this site to be a secondary resource that will provide you with additional information about a specific software tool you’re interested in learning more about.
It includes 59 products, and once you click on a product, you’ll be taken to a page that provides a link to the company website along with a description of the software. The listing also indicates the size of firm that the product is typically used in and provides links to recent blog posts about the software company.
Last but not least, there’s the Legaltech Hub. This legal technology directory covers a wide range of products, and like many of the others, requires vendors to submit their software for inclusion. It covers a broad array of software categories for firms of all sizes. Each listing includes a description, applicable practice areas, target users, videos and screenshots of the product in use, and pricing information.
If you’re in the market for new legal software, you’ve got a number of legal software directory sites to choose from. Some are more robust than others and provide varying levels of coverage and functionality. Even so, they generally provide useful information that informs your technology-purchasing process that far exceeds the coverage found on the more generic software review sites.
The next time your firm is ready to invest in new software, you’ll know where to start that process. You’re sure to find a match for your firm’s needs on one of these sites.