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

Send simple, secure, and smart payment links with Clio Payments.
  • 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, or 2.95% + 20¢ for Amex/specialty cards (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 fully 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?

Where is credit card data stored?

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

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

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

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

More Clio Manage features

  • Case Management

    Stay organized, and access the information you need—from anywhere, at any time.

  • Document Management

    Edit, store, and organize your legal documents securely and directly in the cloud.

  • Billing

    Create custom bill plans based on fee structure and reduce manual data entry. Bill via email or our secure client portal.

  • Contact Management

    Easily organize contact details, documents, and communication logs from intake to invoice.

  • Accounting

    Simplify reconciliations and comply with trust accounting regulations. Sync to third-party accounting systems.

  • Calendaring

    Stay on top of deadlines, with legal-specific features like Court Rules.

  • Task Management

    Assign and track tasks. Report on task progress, identify roadblocks, and better manage productivity.

  • Time & Expense Tracking

    Make billing easy and accurate with features like Timekeeper and enhanced expense tracking.

Get started today

See how accepting credit cards at your law firm will help you get paid faster and collect more.

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