Track every moment no matter where you are
Meet your billable targets, and don’t let a minute slip through the cracks. Spend less time tracking your hours, and more time billing for them.
Record all your work
Account for everything using Clio’s time tracking software. Add time entries directly from calendar events, tasks, communication logs, notes, and documents.
Record in real-time
Use a running clock when you start a job. Pause or stop the timer when you’re interrupted, or have finished your task.
Track time from your inbox
As you send and receive emails, instantly add time entries for the time spent communicating with clients directly from Outlook or Gmail.
Add time entries from your phone
Track time and expenses while on-the-go via Clio’s mobile app. Enter time manually, duplicate a past entry, or use the in-app timer.
Effortless time entry review and billing
Bill in real time, and increase your cash flow. Reduce legal billing disputes by accurately recording detailed time entries in our time tracking software.
Review and adjust time entries with ease
Correct or add time entries after the fact. For example, if you’ve accidentally forgotten to start a timer, or left a timer running, you can add or subtract minutes as needed to ensure every time entry is accurate.
Set customized rates
Attach custom rates to certain time entries, matters, clients, activity categories, or users. Automatically round time entries to the increment that makes sense for your firm.
See time entries through to payment
Clio’s time tracking software creates time entries that appear on your bills with a single click. Share invoices with clients and get paid 39% faster by accepting online credit card payments—all within Clio.
Get clarity on where your time and money is going
Use Clio’s legal timekeeping software to analyze your staff’s and firm’s performance with ease. Make better decisions, and make more money.
Categorize time entries to see where your time goes
Attach UTMBS codes as you create time and expense entries to benchmark your performance and further improve billing.
See how much non-billable work you’re doing
Mark time entries as billable or non-billable. Track non-billable time against contingency or flat fee matters to ensure your law firm is taking on profitable work.
Track expenses with a few clicks
Log hard or soft cost expenses. Remove the need for expense recategorization, maintain accurate financial records, and simplify year-end reconciliations.
Generate detailed time and expense reports
Produce quick and up-to-date reports from all of the time and expense entries across your firm. Filter and group time entry metrics by date, matter, user, or status.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is legal time tracking software?
Legal time tracking software is a tool that allows you to input, categorize, and record the time spent on tasks at work.
Lawyers generally work on multiple matters for multiple clients in a day. Trying to remember billable hours at the end of the day (or more realistically, at the end of the month) can mean work doesn’t always make it on the invoice. Legal time tracking software helps eliminate uncertainty by tracking work in real time. No more overcharging or underbilling a client.
Can I add time for other users at my firm?
Yes. Any user can add or edit time entries on behalf of another user by selecting their name from the Time Entry drop down list.
I prefer to enter time entries on a weekly or monthly basis. How can I use legal time tracking software?
You can create, edit, and delete time entries at any given time.
For creating time entries after the fact, you can review all of the calendar entries, documents, and notes stored in Clio, and add time entries instantly from there.
Can I adjust time entries when approving a bill?
Yes. When generating a bill, all time entries appear in an editable format that can be adjusted before sending to a client.
What are the different ways I can use legal time tracking software to add time entries to a bill?
There are 5 different ways to use Clio’s legal time tracking software to add time entries into your billing system:
- Use the time entry from
- Start a timer
- Add time entries from a document, note, calendar event, or client communication
- Use Clio’s mobile app
- Use an integration to add entries from your other software
Can I customize the rates I bill clients for different types of time entries?
Yes. In Clio’s time and expense tracking software, you can create User Default Rates, Matter Rates, Client Rates and Custom Rates.
These rates have a hierarchy so that if there is a situation where there is conflicting rates, then one rate will override all others. Here’s the order of the hierarchy:
- Flat Activity Description Rate
- Matter Based Rate
- Client Based Rate
- Custom Hourly Activity Description Rate
- User Default Rate
For descriptions of each rate, read this Help Center article.
Time tracking resources
Learn about best practices and benchmarks for tracking time and expenses at your law firm.
More Clio Manage features
Stay organized, and access the information you need—from anywhere, at any time.
Edit, store, and organize your legal documents securely, from anywhere.
Create custom bill plans based on fee structure and reduce manual data entry. Bill via email or our secure client portal.
Easily organize contact details, documents, and communication logs from intake to invoice.
Simplify reconciliations and comply with trust accounting regulations. Sync to third-party accounting systems.
Stay on top of deadlines, with legal-specific features like Court Rules.
Assign and track tasks. Report on task progress, identify roadblocks, and better manage productivity.
Get paid faster and make it easier for client to pay with online payments.
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