Make it easy for clients to pay and for you to get paid
Your to-do-list is long enough, and when it comes to payments, you’re likely chasing down outstanding invoices or struggling to keep up with billing. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Make the collections process fast, automated, and convenient for you and your clients, with Clio’s online credit card software built specifically for law firms.
Accept online payments: Get paid faster, save more time, and provide a better client experience
Get paid sooner with convenient payment options
Clio's online payment processing solution makes it easy for clients to pay bills online as soon as they receive them. Clients can pay bills or trust requests online through your website, client portal, text message, and more.
Remove the stress of large, unexpected legal bills
Give your clients flexibility with automated payment plans. Break payments into manageable amounts and set a schedule that fits your client’s needs (and your firm’s cash flow).
Handle billing and payments—all in one go
Manage online payments through a fully-integrated collections process. Payments are automatically associated with client bills and synced to your accounting platform, leading to fewer manual data errors—and more time back in your day.
A legal payments solution your firm can trust
Real time insights into your finances
Stay on top of all your transactions with financial reports and instant payment notifications to get a real-time view of any outstanding balances. Set automated payment reminders for any bills that need additional follow-up.
The simple solution to complex trust accounting
Clio handles all trust-related transactions in compliance with trust accounting and IOLTA rules. With earned and unearned funds kept separate, funds in your trust account are protected from all third-party debiting, including processing fees and chargebacks.
Operate in accordance with PCI legislation
Clio uses the payment industry's most advanced security measures—with bank-grade protection of client data and proactive fraud detection—so you can safely accept online payments.Clients can also store card details for future transactions.
Simple and transparent pricing
Online payments are included in all Clio Manage subscriptions. Unlike other providers, you can accept payments at fixed rates that don’t change depending on which card your clients use to pay—and has no extra or variable card network fees.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Clio Payments?
Built within the powerful Clio Manage infrastructure, it offers a faster, more transparent collections experience and real-time view of transactions. Payments get recorded automatically in Clio and are synced to your accounting platform—saving time and effort. And you can send trust payment requests and maintain evergreen retainers knowing Clio keeps you compliant with trust accounting rules.
Is Clio Payments PCI Compliant?
Clio Payments is built to ensure all payments are PCI compliant. The processing, transmission, and storage of card data is handled in a way that meets the highest level of certification available in the payments industry.
Where is Clio Payments available?
Clio Payments is available to customers in the U.S. and Canada.
What is Clio’s chargeback guarantee?
Credit card disputes happen, and if and when they do, Clio has you covered. Chargebacks are fees charged by banks when a client disputes a charge, but rest assured that funds will never be taken from your trust account. If a chargeback occurs, you will be alerted and our team will walk you through the dispute process step by step.
Can clients pay by eCheck?
How do I accept online payments with Clio?
Current Clio Manage csutomers can set up Clio Payments right from within Clio Manage by going to the Online payments tab. From there, select the Access more features subtab and click Activate today. You’ll be asked to enter details about your business and financial institutions. Once done, activation takes as little as one minute.
What information is required to set up payments in Clio Manage?
Clio Manage requires the following information about your firm to activate online payments: business type; business name; employer identification number (if applicable); business email, phone number, and address. In addition, the following personal information is required for all firm owners with at least 25% ownership: name; date of birth; social security number; email; phone number; address; and bank account and routing numbers for any accounts you want to connect to Clio Payments.
Clio Payments resources
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.
Time & Expense Tracking
Make billing easy and accurate with features like Timekeeper and enhanced expense tracking.
Law Firm Insights Dashboard
See how many hours your firm has captured, billed, and collected in one dashboard.
A desktop and mobile app for clients to communicate and collaborate with their lawyer.
Law firm communications
Manage client and firm communication all on one platform.
Book a Live Demo
Book a live demo to see how Clio can help your law firm maximize efficiency and increase revenue
Try Clio for Free
Try Clio’s legal software free for 7 days with no obligation. Easy setup. No credit card required. Cancel anytime