Filevine

Cloud-based legal case management solution for enterprises

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Filevine Overview

What is Filevine?

Filevine is a cloud-based project, team, and case management solution designed for legal professionals and firms. The solution helps legal firms to organize case documents in an orderly fashion and assists in streamlining communication between lawyers, assistants, paralegals, and clients.

Filevine assists businesses in managing deadlines, reporting, tracking project bills & expenses, recording documents, and evaluating ideal settlement terms for clients. The tool also supports project management and collaboration. Filevine allows lawyers to efficiently collaborate with their clients and team members. The solution records every internal as well as external communication and allows legal firms to organize client details, case notes, meetings, and tasks. The self-learning algorithm enables Filevine to observe repeated steps involved in a case lifecycle and automatically generate the next set of workflows for the lawyers and assistants after each phase.

Filevine offers an accurate litigation calendar that stores every milestone related to a case - especially case deadlines. The solution automatically sends a reminder to lawyers and their teams as soon as any critical milestone approaches. Filevine offers multiple templates to report and analyze various KPIs and improve business practices. The settlement calculator tool helps to evaluate the different options offered during a case settlement and suggest the best scenario for clients.

Filevine offers advanced standards of data security including HTTPS grade encryption, server side verification, redundant data backups and secure e-payments. The solution serves a wide range of organizations and is ideal for teams of four or more legal associates looking for an application to collaborate, organize and expand client base.

Filevine Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Filevine is charged on a per user, per month basis.

Contact Filevine for detailed pricing and discounts.


Filevine Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Australia, Canada, Mexico, United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

Filevine screenshot: Offers a built-in settlement calculator
Filevine screenshot: Offers a built-in settlement calculator Filevine screenshot: Lets users create profiles for lawyers and associates Filevine screenshot: Report Builder features allow users to build customized reports Filevine screenshot: Users can create an organization profile Filevine screenshot: The software lets users track case history Filevine screenshot: Role-based permissions to view files help ensure data security Filevine screenshot: Users can customize the software's settings according to business needs Filevine screenshot: The application lets users record contact details of stakeholders involved in the project

Filevine Reviews

Filevine Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
51

Very good
9

Average
0

Poor
2

Terrible
6

Value for Money
4.2
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.4
88% recommended this app
Nohl B.

Takes Your Solo Practice to the Next Level

With Filevine's help, I've been able to increase three-fold the number of active cases I feel comfortable handling. It's a great product, with a great support team. I would highly recommend it to everyone, especially if you already have a billing program you like and don't want to change.


Dawn R.

FileVine Rocks!

FileVine has finally brought our firm into the 21st Century!! We are now able to streamline our intake/sign-up process; easily manage/maintain our documents bringing us closer to our goal of being a paperless office; more efficiently communicate with our clients; and keep our paralegals on track with managing case loads.

The sales team and support staff were absolutely amazing! [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and the rest of the FileVine team went above and beyond to accommodate our firm, including, providing 3 separate demos to make sure EVERYONE involved in the decision making understood what was going on. LOVE. FILEVINE.


Ana B.

Excellent Training and Implementation of updates

Excellent Document Management program.


Richard W.

Run - Do Not Walk - From Filevine

Using Filevine was a waste of a year that I wish I could have back. A complete disaster. Make sure you have a backup of all documents you give them or upload into Filevine.

My experience with Filevine is that they check ethics at the door and will say and do anything for a sale.

They only hold the keys to all of your practice's information and documents, so best of luck with that.


Eric Y.

Customizable & Headache Free

I discovered Filevine after using two other case management programs. The first one I tried was fine, but it was too generic for my law practice. The second one I tried was more tailored to my area of law, but it was a headache to learn and lacked any ability to customize the program to work the way I like to work. Enter Filevine. Filevine lets users tailor the program to have features that users want instead of delivering static features that force users to adjuster their workflows to suit the software. The program is easy to use, has a pleasing interface, and the onboarding experience is awesome. I was guided step-by-step through the program so that when I was set loose with the program, I could hit the ground running.


Nohl B.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: Self Employed

Takes Your Solo Practice to the Next Level

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 02/03/2019
Review Source: Capterra

With Filevine's help, I've been able to increase three-fold the number of active cases I feel comfortable handling. It's a great product, with a great support team. I would highly recommend it to everyone, especially if you already have a billing program you like and don't want to change.

Pros

This software adapts to the way you practice law. You don't organize your cases the way a vendor tells you to, you do it your way. You use your own, trusted, time-tested checklists and processes. But Filevine takes what you have built over your career to the next level by allowing you to streamline intake, and standard tasks you do in every case. The best way I can put is I don't need to cut-and-pate any more. I just click a button and I'm ready to serve standard sets of discovery. I don't need guess whether we ordered a court reporter for a deposition. There's a "Yes" or "No" button that says we did or didn't. I don't even need to manually check when we last did something on a case--I just click a button and a report tells me when the last activity occurred.

Cons

The set-up time is significant, especially if you are particular about the way things need to look and feel. But that's to be expected for something you can customize from the ground up. Outlook integration could be better, but it has improved since I've come on board. All signs indicate it's going to continue to get better.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Dawn R.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: 13-50 Employees

FileVine Rocks!

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 19/02/2020
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

FileVine has finally brought our firm into the 21st Century!! We are now able to streamline our intake/sign-up process; easily manage/maintain our documents bringing us closer to our goal of being a paperless office; more efficiently communicate with our clients; and keep our paralegals on track with managing case loads.

The sales team and support staff were absolutely amazing! [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and the rest of the FileVine team went above and beyond to accommodate our firm, including, providing 3 separate demos to make sure EVERYONE involved in the decision making understood what was going on. LOVE. FILEVINE.

Pros

Extremely user friendly. Input and updates to case info super quick and easy. The most efficient CM software I've used in the 25 years of being a paralegal. LOVE the customization

Cons

Honestly haven't found anything I don't like yet. Only thing I would like to see...only to accommodate some of our old-school staff, is some type of integration or syncing with QuickBooks. I believe it is available but is time consuming (on the programming end) and expensive?

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Ana B.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Excellent Training and Implementation of updates

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 21/05/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent Document Management program.

Pros

Trainers [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] are extremely knowledgeable of Filevine and have a very good idea of the needs of a personal injury firm. They have been very helpful and have made our process easy and friendly.

Cons

So far, I don't have anything negative to say other than I find the Quickbooks integration expensive.

Response from Filevine

Thanks so much for the positive review Ana!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Richard W.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Run - Do Not Walk - From Filevine

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 09/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Using Filevine was a waste of a year that I wish I could have back. A complete disaster. Make sure you have a backup of all documents you give them or upload into Filevine.

My experience with Filevine is that they check ethics at the door and will say and do anything for a sale.

They only hold the keys to all of your practice's information and documents, so best of luck with that.

Pros

Literally nothing.

At the end of the day, Filevine was the most expensive version of Dropbox or Box - not a practice management solution - possible, so, if that is of any interest, read on.

Cons

Filevine indicated to me that they were very experienced at migrating data over from the practice management software I had been using. A YEAR AFTER retaining Filevine, it was still NOT done and was a complete disaster. If you ever want to see your documents again, run - do not walk - from Filevine.

A YEAR after retaining Filevine, they still had not done any of the customization that they promised, which was a large part of the inducement to retain them. Unless you are a programmer or merely want the most expensive version of Dropbox or Box possible, run - do not walk - from Filevine.

I am NOT kidding or exaggerating about this last one: I signed up for a year's worth of service and cancelled after the year was up, for the above reasons. They then tried to tell me that I was actually in a 3 year contract! The agent who signed me up apparently CHANGED my agreement when he sent it to me via Docusign, so that he could make a sale. Run - do not walk - from Filevine.

Even despite all that is underway with the coronavirus pandemic, Filevine has the time to constantly badger me to pay for 3 years of service, despite knowing of their intentional misrepresentation and fraud, and despite their knowing that I do not use Filevine at all, given the above.

They even sent someone (a collector) not to my office, but to my home! Who does that?

I have used Clio and Smokeball and have never had these kind of issues. Run - do not walk - from Filevine.

Response from Filevine

Hi Richard, in looking at your experience, we'd love to address a few items. We reached out many times and were unsuccessful in reaching you, and even flew our Director of Implementation to San Diego to help you design your template to fit your needs. The visit was pre-planned and confirmed with you, but we are sorry if it still seemed a surprise. These efforts, along with many trainings and hours of consultation given, were all intended to help you create a workflow that you would be satisfied with. We still wish to uphold our offer to help and can do so at any time. As mentioned, your migration was indeed from a system we've handled many times successfully. Unfortunately, they were unwilling to release the data you were looking for. We're sorry this affected your experience so deeply. Regardless of the source of confusion, we're sorry to hear there was so much dissatisfaction around your experience. We still have open doors ready to assist you.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Eric Y.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Customizable & Headache Free

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 12/03/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I discovered Filevine after using two other case management programs. The first one I tried was fine, but it was too generic for my law practice. The second one I tried was more tailored to my area of law, but it was a headache to learn and lacked any ability to customize the program to work the way I like to work. Enter Filevine. Filevine lets users tailor the program to have features that users want instead of delivering static features that force users to adjuster their workflows to suit the software. The program is easy to use, has a pleasing interface, and the onboarding experience is awesome. I was guided step-by-step through the program so that when I was set loose with the program, I could hit the ground running.

Pros

The ability to customize the program so that it works the way you work.

Cons

The details I would change are very minor.

Response from Filevine

Thanks for the review Eric! Filevine is all about giving you the ability to run your practice the way that you've envisioned. Happy to hear that you're loving it!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9.6/10
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Filevine Pricing

Filevine Pricing

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Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Filevine is charged on a per user, per month basis.

Contact Filevine for detailed pricing and discounts.

Filevine is charged on a per user, per month basis.

Contact Filevine for detailed pricing and discounts.

Value for Money
4.2/5
Based on 68 user ratings
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Filevine Features

Filevine Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Case Management
Client Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Contact Management
Document Management
Document Storage
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Task Management
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.3/5
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Additional information for Filevine

Additional information for Filevine

Key features of Filevine

  • Assign cases to lawyer based on ranking
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic reminders
  • Bills & expense tracking
  • Calendar management
  • Case budgeting
  • Case expense tracking
  • Case notes
  • Centralized records
  • Client management
  • Collaboration management
  • Communication tracking
  • Conflict management
  • Contact management
  • Customized reporting
  • Deadline tracking
  • Document management
  • Document tracking
  • Filevine Periscope™
  • Lawyer dashboard
  • Lawyer ranking & scorecarding
  • Milestone tracking
  • Multi-channel communication
  • Progress reports
  • Project management and collaboration
  • Settlement calculator
  • Task management
  • Time tracking
  • Workflow management

Benefits

• Filevine helps to systemize business workflows by defining roles and operations for each stakeholder within a firm.
• The solution can be used as a lead generator, task manager, document manager or a communication management system across large, multi-location firms.
• Filevine enables multiple users to collaborate on a case to minimize the case study time and ensure that everyone within the team is onboard as early as possible.
• Filevine logs every interaction with clients and records all documents, meeting notes, payment history, bills, and expenses in a centralized repository.
• Filevine is capable of preventing loss or theft of critical business data and offers security features such as data traffic encryption, server-side verification, redundant data backup and secure credit card data storage.

Filevine FAQs

Filevine FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Filevine.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Filevine offer?

Filevine offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Filevine is charged on a per user, per month basis. Contact Filevine for detailed pricing and discounts.

Q. What are the main features of Filevine?

Filevine offers the following features:

  • Assign cases to lawyer based on ranking
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic reminders
  • Bills & expense tracking
  • Calendar management
  • Case budgeting
  • Case expense tracking
  • Case notes
  • Centralized records
  • Client management
  • Collaboration management
  • Communication tracking
  • Conflict management
  • Contact management
  • Customized reporting
  • Deadline tracking
  • Document management
  • Document tracking
  • Filevine Periscope™
  • Lawyer dashboard
  • Lawyer ranking & scorecarding
  • Milestone tracking
  • Multi-channel communication
  • Progress reports
  • Project management and collaboration
  • Settlement calculator
  • Task management
  • Time tracking
  • Workflow management

Q. Who are the typical users of Filevine?

Filevine has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Filevine support?

Filevine supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Filevine offer?

Filevine has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Filevine support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Filevine supports

Q. What other apps does Filevine integrate with?

Filevine integrates with the following applications:

Box, Dropbox Business, Google Drive, Law Ruler, Legal Management System, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, NetDocuments, Shape, SpringCM

Q. What level of support does Filevine offer?

Filevine offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Online Support, Video Tutorials, FAQs