Clio Manage

Legal Credit Card Payments

Get paid faster and collect more. Offer legal credit card payments—a payment method clients want. Do it with Clio Payments, our built-in credit card processing functionality powered by LawPay.

Get paid faster and improve collection rates

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  • Get paid faster

    Eliminate the time delay between issuing an invoice and receiving a payment. Send an email directly from Clio containing a PDF copy of the bill and a secure payment link that allows your clients to then pay with their credit card.

  • Schedule recurring credit card payment plans

    Schedule recurring payments based on plans that clients can afford, or arrange automatic top-ups for trust accounts. Improve your cash flow with legal credit card payment plans you can set and forget.

  • See payments at a glance

    Use Clio’s transactions table to check payment statuses and see a list of legal credit card payments made to the firm. Investigate payment failures, void pending transactions, and refund payments from one place.

Save time and money with automated legal credit card payments

  • Automate routine procedures and data entry

    Record legal credit card payments, mark bills as paid, and modify account balances automatically. Sync transactions to third party accounting systems.

  • Save on processing fees

    Get industry-low processing rates: 1.95% + 20¢ per transaction for major credit cards, 2.95% + 20¢ for specialty cards and, 3.5% + 20¢ for Amex. (2.95% + 20¢ per transaction for all cards in Canada).

  • Get LawPay for free

    Activate Clio Payments and we’ll waive your monthly LawPay subscription fee ($20 value).

Accept legal credit card payments securely and compliantly

  • Accept trust deposits easily

    Allocate earned and unearned fees to operating and trust accounts in accordance with trust accounting guidelines. Use Clio Payments to protect IOLTA accounts from chargebacks in the event of a dispute.

  • Operate in accordance with PCI legislation

    Clio Payments is PCI-compliant, allowing you to accept legal credit card payments from your law firm’s clients with peace of mind.

  • Use the industry standard

    LawPay powers Clio Payments and is the legal industry’s incumbent credit card processor that can ethically process funds in trust. LawPay has the validation of over 47 bar associations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Clio Payments?

Clio Payments is our built-in credit card processing functionality powered by LawPay (the legal industry’s incumbent credit card processor).

Clio Payments allows you to offer and accept legal credit card payments without ever leaving Clio. There’s no need to visit an external service, interact with a physical device, or manage an integration.

Where is credit card data stored?

Client credit card data is stored by LawPay, who is PCI compliant.

Can I get a report of a client's transaction history?

You can locate a client’s transaction history in Clio’s transactions table. Every matter and client also has a record of associated transactions and legal credit card payments.

Do I need any hardware or terminals to accept credit card payments?

No. Set up is easy and everything can be done online. This Help Center article will show you how, or contact our award-winning support team for assistance.

How does accepting credit cards improve collection rates when there’s an extra fee?

The extra fee is offset by increased collections, efficiencies, and time saved when collecting payments.

I'm already using LawPay. What's the difference?

Clio Payments is a feature within Clio, meaning you do not need to switch programs, manage two solutions, or enter data twice. And, when you subscribe to Clio Payments, Clio covers your LawPay monthly subscription—saving you money.

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