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LawPay Launches Integration with Tabs3 for Faster Legal Payments

AUSTIN, Texas (Jan 6, 2020)—AffiniPay, the technology behind payment solutions LawPay, CPACharge and AffiniPay for Associations, today announced its latest custom integration of LawPay and Tabs3 Software Version 2020. Tabs3 Software is installed in thousands of law firms across the U.S., helping legal professionals reliably manage everything in their practice from time tracking to practice management to accounting. Users who update to the latest versions of Tabs3 and LawPay can accept credit and debit cards and electronic checks for payments, client funds and trust deposits.

Tabs3 is an integrated suite of products designed for law firms. For over 40 years, Tabs3 has helped legal professionals get bills out quickly, integrate their firm’s accounting and keep their practices organized. Tabs3 billing, financial and practice management software uses the same design and terminology. That makes it easy to use, and easy for back office staff to support their attorneys.

LawPay is the industry leader in legal payment technology, and was developed specifically for lawyers with the input of state bars and their ethics committees to ensure earned and unearned legal fees are properly separated and protected. It’s the only payment solution offered through the American Bar Association Advantage program. Tabs3 has configured AffiniPay’s API, or application programming interface, to securely run charges on behalf of mutual users of LawPay and Tabs3 Version 2020.

  • Additional benefits to users of the integration include:
  • Email statements with a customizable LawPay payment link included
  • Import client payments and trust deposits
  • Modern, flexible, and convenient payment options for clients
  • Payment Card Industry Level 1 compliance
  • Straightforward, competitive pricing
  • Award-winning customer support

“The latest version of Tabs3 is an impressive update, and we’re excited to be part of it,” said Tom West, CEO of AffiniPay. “2020 is going to be a great year for lawyers using LawPay and Tabs3.”

“Tabs3, like LawPay, has the longevity in the legal industry and understanding of the unique pressures facing the legal profession,” said Dan Berlin, president and CEO of Tabs3. “The LawPay integration is a key feature of Version 2020 that will help our clients get paid quickly and increase cash flow.”

Update to Version 2020 and get started with LawPay by requesting a demo online or visiting our exhibitor booths at Legalweek New York and ABA TECHSHOW 2020 in February. More information about the integration is available at lawpay.com/tabs3.

LawPay is also integrated with CosmoLex, Tabs3’s cloud technology option for complete practice management.

About AffiniPay

AffiniPay develops industry-specific online tools for legal, accounting and association professionals to accept payments quickly and securely. AffiniPay was established in Austin, Texas more than a decade ago and has become one of the fastest-growing financial technology companies in the United States. More than 100,000 professionals trust their transactions to AffiniPay and its solutions LawPay, CPACharge and AffiniPay for Associations. Visit affinipay.com to learn more.

About Software Technology, LLC

Software Technology, LLC is a leading provider of legal software in the United States with 40 years of experience and more than 100,000 active legal professionals using its products. Its two product lines, Tabs3 and CosmoLex, offer billing, accounting, and practice management features for solo to midsized law firms in the cloud and desktop environments.

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LawPay Introduces Custom Solutions Team to Further Enhance Enterprise Offerings  

The leading name in legal payment processing is strengthening its ability to provide engineering support specifically to firms with heavily-customized workflows 

AUSTIN, Texas (September 13, 2019)— The legal payment experts at LawPay are excited to announce its Custom Solutions Team. This specialized branch of LawPay’s engineering team works directly with law practices to understand each firm’s unique needs and build custom solutions that seamlessly integrate payment processing into preferred workflows and applications.  

“Many of the firms we work with—especially large, enterprise-level offices—have needs, pain points, and technical requests that are unique to them and their office,” said Tom West, CEO of LawPay. “Our Custom Solutions Team will offer individualized support to these firms via specialized account management, support representatives, training experts, and hands-on development work.” 

The LawPay team is singularly dedicated to transforming the way legal professionals accept payment. Their commitment to innovation and position as industry leaders have earned them a reputation as experts in legal payments. LawPay is the only payment solution offered as an Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) VIP Business Partner. The company was also invited to join the PDAC board for the ALA.

“Our experience with LawPay has been excellent. Our Accounting Specialists find using LawPay for processing credit cards much easier than the previous bank platform,” said Stuart Maslanik, CFO at Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. “We believe our collections has drastically improved, with the online payment feature clients are paying bills without contacting our office. Over the last 90 days 43 percent of our clients entered their own payment.”

In addition to developing custom integrations for users, LawPay’s Custom Solutions Team will work directly with users to build features and functionality that extends the core LawPay product to meet their specific needs. Call us today at 800-976-6416 and visit lawpay.com/solutions/enterprise to find out how we can save you time, money, and improve collections in your firm.

About LawPay

LawPay was developed specifically to provide a sophisticated payment solution for legal professionals. The LawPay platform contractually protects client funds correctly separating earned and unearned fees and by restricting the ability of any third-party from debiting monies from a trust or IOLTA account. LawPay is available through all 50 state bars and the ABA as a vetted and approved payment solution for the legal industry. Learn more at lawpay.com.

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LawPay and Pars Consulting Announce New Technology Integration for Big Law

AUSTIN, Texas (Jan 21)—Law firms utilizing Curo365—built on the Microsoft Dynamics platform—can now connect Curo365 and LawPay for fully-integrated, secure online payment processing. Pars Consulting Incorporated recently completed the new, custom Curo365 integration for LawPay, the industry leader in legal payments, to help streamline billing and payments in firms using Curo365 for large and enterprise-level practice management solutions.

“LawPay and Pars Consulting share the same mission to help legal professionals leverage technology to improve their efficiencies and cash flow,” said Stephen Perez, VP of Custom Solutions at LawPay. “The LawPay integration Pars Consulting built for Curo365 users gives lawyers the tools they need to succeed. We plan to partner with Pars Consulting on other payments-related projects to design and develop custom technology solutions for law firms.”

The Curo365 practice management solution includes numerous tools, including productivity features, intended to help large law firms improve efficiency and streamline their workflows. By adding integrated payments capabilities, Curo365 functions as a comprehensive, full-featured tool allowing law firms to manage all aspects of their practice without having to jump between different platforms.

“There were lots of payment options we could have built an integration with, but we went with LawPay because they’re the best and because our clients were asking for it,” said Ardavan Gurg, founder of Pars Consulting. “We believe an increasing number of law firms will be interested in Curo365 because it now has a LawPay integration.”

If you are interested in taking advantage of this custom integration between LawPay and Curo365, contact LawPay at 866-376-0950.

About Pars Consulting

Pars Consulting Incorporated was founded in 2006 with the goal of helping law offices in their practice management. They are backed by a proven track record working with subject matter experts across a number of industries like hospital risk management, legal and accounting. Their ultimate goal is to help businesses become lean and efficient so that they can achieve rapid growth.

About LawPay

LawPay was developed specifically to provide a sophisticated payment solution for legal professionals. The LawPay platform contractually protects client funds by correctly separating earned and unearned fees and by restricting the ability of any third-party from debiting monies from a trust or IOLTA account. LawPay is available through all 50 state bars, more than 60 local and specialty bars, the American Bar Association, and the Association of Legal Administrators as a vetted and approved payment solution for the legal industry. Learn more at lawpay.com.

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LawPay and AAC Announce Partnership to Create Custom Payment Solutions for Law Firms

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov 11)—LawPay, the industry leader in legal payments, is excited to announce a partnership with AAC, Inc., a full-service consulting group specializing in the implementation and enhancement of financial systems. Together, LawPay and AAC are creating best-in-class payment solutions for law firms using Aderant, Thomson Reuters and other financial management platforms.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with AAC, the industry leader in custom integrations for law firms,” said Tom West, CEO of LawPay. “Together, we are working directly with law firms to discover their unique needs and build solutions that address them.”

LawPay was developed specifically for the legal industry, providing attorneys and their accounts receivable/collections departments with a simple way to accept credit card and eCheck payments from clients. Over the past 15 years, LawPay has built a reputation as the go-to payment solution for firms of all sizes. LawPay’s easy-to-use technology ensures compliance with the American Bar Association (ABA) and trust accounting requirements. Additionally, with technology that exceeds standards for Payment Card Industry Level 1 compliance, sensitive payment data is always protected.

“We are pleased to have this opportunity to partner with LawPay to deliver a seamless online payment solution for law firms,” stated Michael Easterling, director of development services at AAC. “We look forward to sharing our vast knowledge of legal financial systems to enhance the LawPay experience for law firms around the world.”

About AAC, Inc.

AAC, Inc. has over twenty years of experience assisting professional service organizations with the implementation, enhancement, and operation of financial systems. AAC utilizes its diverse team of experts to deliver customized, quality solutions for the most complex financial system challenges for clients across the United States and internationally. Learn more at aac-us.com.

About LawPay

LawPay was developed specifically to provide a sophisticated payment solution for legal professionals. The LawPay platform contractually protects client funds by correctly separating earned and unearned fees and by restricting the ability of any third-party from debiting monies from a trust or IOLTA account. LawPay is available through all 50 state bars, more than 60 local and specialty bars, the ABA, and the Association of Legal Administrators as a vetted and approved payment solution for the legal industry. Learn more at lawpay.com.

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LawPay is essential to the Smith & Vinson Law Firm

BACKGROUND

The Smith & Vinson Law Firm is a criminal defense firm founded in Austin, Texas in 2016. They are 100 percent focused on criminal defense, representing individuals in cases involving DWI, domestic violence, assault, sex crimes, weapons charges, and other criminal justice matters. “Our mission is to do everything possible to help the client out,” said Brad Vinson, one of the founding partners at Smith & Vinson. “We want you to know that we’re here to fight for you, no matter what.”

ONLINE PAYMENTS FROM DAY ONE

Smith & Vinson knew from the very beginning that they wanted to accept online payments in their firm. For Jarrod Smith, founding partner at Smith & Vinson, LawPay was his first choice. “We actually started with LawPay. It was recommended by our state bar, and by other lawyers, as the best payment processor.” Brad Vinson did some research on online payment processors, but after reviewing several options that were available, the answer was clear. “We talked to our bank and a couple other banks about the services they offered. No one really compared to what LawPay was putting on the table.”

While the firm still accepts other forms of payments, LawPay’s online payments solution quickly became their clients’ preferred way to pay. Brad Vinson said that “probably 80 percent of the transactions that clients make with us come from LawPay.” Jarrod Smith concurred, “our clients love LawPay!

PAYMENT FLEXIBILITY 

Smith & Vinson appreciated how LawPay allowed them to get a payment request out the door as soon as one came up. “In criminal defense, clients often want to pay you outside of their payment schedule,” said Brad Vinson. “We have requests at any given moment for a payment, and we want to be able to send one right away.” 

Jarrod Smith particularly liked how LawPay’s Quick Bill feature streamlined Smith & Vinson’s practice. “Quick Bill has been essential. It has made our practice more efficient, and it saves us time and money by being able to send out payments so quickly.”

KEEPING TRACK OF PAYMENTS

Another standout LawPay feature for Smith & Vinson is its robust reporting system. “Being able to quickly go in and see on a month-to-month basis how much money is coming in through LawPay is something we really like,” said Brad Vinson. “Also, being able to see more specific criteria, like picking a date range and seeing how much income had come in during that time period. We really like it.” Jarrod Smith echoed his partner’s praise of LawPay’s reporting features. “They allow me and my legal assistant to quickly see who has paid and who hasn’t.” In all, Smith & Vinson feel they couldn’t have made a better choice by going with LawPay. As Brad Vinson put it, “between the speed of doing a transaction, the fees associated with them, the ease of use—we felt comfortable that LawPay was the way to go.”

 


New Infographic: Recent Trends in Legal Payments

Technology has revolutionized the way that businesses get paid, including professional services industries like the legal field.

Check out our new infographic below to learn about some of the payment challenges facing law firms today, and how modern payment trends could help provide solutions for these problems.


Stephenville law firm adds 10% to their bottom line with LawPay

BACKGROUND 

Founded in 2004 in Stephenville, Texas, Fraser, Wilson & Bryan, P.C.is a full-service firm specializing in civil litigation, family law, and transactional law. Their firm is focused on serving residents and businesses located in Stephenville and its surrounding counties. “Our firm has deep ties to Stephenville,” said Kimberly Pack Wilson, founding partner at Fraser, Wilson & Bryan, P.C. “I was raised here. Amy Bryan and I went to Tarleton State University. It’s where we call home, and we want to make our home a better place.” 

A SIMPLE SWITCH

Kim Wilson recalls the day she discovered LawPay, and how quickly her team decided to hop on board. “I found LawPay at a booth at a CLE. We had a partners’ meeting, and it was an easy decision. Yes! Let’s sign up for LawPay!” Once the decision was made, making the switch turned out to be a breeze. Kim Wilson happily recounted, “incorporating LawPay into our practice was the easiest technology addition we have ever made!” 

Prior to LawPay, Fraser, Wilson & Bryan was using a payment solution that just wasn’t meeting their specific needs as a law firm. “When it comes to accepting credit card payments, they can’t be co-mingled with the charges coming from credit card services.” Thankfully, LawPay was built specifically to address this issue for law firms. “LawPay is able to make us ethically compliant in a very easy way. If you’re going to use a credit card system, you should be using a system that understands the business of law—and that’s LawPay.”

IMPROVING THEIR PRACTICE

Kim Wilson found that LawPay has made her firm’s daily operations simpler and more efficient. Their clients are able to pay much faster than if they used traditional methods. “Paying through LawPay is convenient for our clients. They don’t have to wait until we’re open, or stop by the office. They just go online and make their payment.” 

Since making the switch, more and more of Fraser, Wilson & Bryan’s clients have been making payments through LawPay. “About 40 percent of our payments are done online or over the phone through LawPay,” Kim Wilson noted. In fact, using LawPay has helped lead to increased profits for Fraser, Wilson, & Bryan. “We’ve had a 10 percent swing in our profit margin,” said Kim Wilson. “About 6 percent is attributable to more revenue and about 4 percent attributing to doing less work.”

LawPay’s location-flexibility is also valuable to Fraser, Wilson, & Bryan. When Kim Wilson travels for mediation services, she is able to take payments for her services right then and there, which has made the other lawyers turn their heads. “It always impresses the other lawyers that I’m able to take payments no matter where I am,” Kim Wilson said.

All in all, Fraser, Wilson, & Bryan couldn’t be happier that they discovered LawPay so many years ago. As Kim Wilson describes it, “LawPay helps us deliver customer service that exceeds their expectations. That’s what I need from legal technology—to make me look like a rockstar and a modern law firm. LawPay does that.”

 


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