Criminal Law

As a criminal defense lawyer, your clients are depending on you to help them through one of the worst points in their lives. The right legal software helps you keep track of files, court dates, and administrative tasks, so you can focus your time and energy on giving the best possible representation to your clients.

Quickly onboard new criminal defense clients

Your criminal defense clients need help quickly. Onboard them efficiently from anywhere with Clio Grow.

  • Tailor intake forms to different criminal cases

    Create your own custom online intake forms for DUIs, property crimes, and other types of criminal cases to collect the relevant information for every matter.

  • Know the status of every potential client

    See the status of each potential client, and automatically create tasks and reminders to make sure no new criminal case falls through the cracks.

  • Onboard new clients from anywhere

    Retain and onboard new criminal law clients from anywhere, with easy online intake and e-signatures in Clio Grow. Send bills electronically, and accept online credit card payments for retainers with Clio Payments.


Seamlessly create documents—and access them from anywhere

Track the details you need for criminal cases with custom fields, and use document automation to quickly create criminal case documents.

  • Organize criminal case details

    Create criminal law-specific custom fields in to keep track of information like charges, courts, or criminal history. Organize fields for different types of matters, such as vehicle-specific sets for DUI cases.

  • Automate document preparation

    Pull information from custom fields into templates to automatically create documents such as jury instructions.

  • Easily access criminal case documents from anywhere

    Keep evidence, client communications, documents, and more organized to each case in Clio or in a document storage integration partner like Box or Dropbox. Quickly access case information and documents on any device, even your phone.


Stay on top of crucial criminal case deadlines

Whether a hearing, discovery, or meeting with a client, you’ll be on top of critical deadlines with Clio's criminal law software.

  • Know your schedule

    Organize your calendar by criminal case, add key deadlines with custom reminders, and more. Connect Clio to your Office 365 Calendar or Google Calendar to keep all your calendars up to date and accurate.

  • Keep track of court deadlines

    Create calendar events automatically for your criminal cases based on rules and deadlines from hundreds of U.S. courts with Court Rules in Clio.

  • Know what needs to get done

    Create detailed custom Task Lists for different types of criminal cases, from general criminal matters to DUIs, so your team knows what needs to get done by when to get the best results for your clients.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is criminal law software?

Criminal law software is system of record and communication hub for your criminal defense cases. It helps you keep all contact information, evidence, documents, and communications organized, and also streamlines the process of invoicing clients.

What does criminal law software do?

Criminal law software helps keep your cases organized. It automates many of the repetitive tasks of running a criminal law practice, mitigating the risk of error that comes with duplicate data entry, or with manually calculating court deadlines. 

It also helps you organize documents, evidence, and other information that comes to you in different formats, so you can keep documents, images, videos, and more organized with each case. With cloud-based criminal law software like Clio, you can access your case information from anywhere.

Does criminal law software help with collections?

Yes. Clio offers a number of options to make payment easier for your clients, and to make follow-up easier for you. This includes the option to accept credit card payments online with Clio Payments, and the option to set up payment plans.

Is Clio secure?

Yes. Clio stays on top of the latest in cybersecurity, conducts regular security tests, and is GDPR compliant. Learn more.

Is Clio's law software built specifically for my practice area?

Although Clio Manage and Clio Grow may not be built specifically for different practice types, regardless of what practice area you’re in, lawyers like yourself have much to benefit from using legal practice management software like Clio. This is because with Clio, you can accomplish more—from one central place.

Not only will you be able to communicate effectively with clients from anywhere, Clio can also help keep your cases and documents organized. With Clio, you can do more billable work, take the guesswork out of business decisions, and deliver the service your clients want.

With Clio Grow, you can attract and retain new clients online—even while working remotely. Clio Grow lets you automate your client intake process, schedule consultations and accept payments online, and automate emails and redundant tasks.

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