Increase Revenue, Reduce Costs & Maximize Your Practice by Automating Your Criminal Defense Legal Software

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With over 30 years of service and more than 250,000 clients worldwide, we recognize that every law firm does things a little differently. That's why we collaborated with leading attorneys, technology specialists and practice area advisers to pre-configure AbacusLaw specifically for criminal defense cases. From workflows and reports to fields and terminology, get the tools you need to take on more cases and consistently deliver the best possible outcomes for your clients.

This turn-key, out-of-the-box solution is built to help defense attorneys:

  • Automate & Expedite Workflows: Auto-fill documents and court forms with your case information, automate the scheduling deadlines and case events with the built-in workflow engine and easily start new cases using dynamic data capture screens. Create your own library of personalized templates and workflows, subscribe to court forms and calendar rules from Abacus or work with Abacus Professional Services to customize a solution for your legal practice.
  • Streamline Communications: A unified dashboard gives you quick access to your entire case, including all emails, notes, documents, bond information and alleged crime details to  ensure the details you need are always at your fingertips.
  • Maximize Efficiencies: Case intake screens will set in motion cases that are accurately entered, well organized and include the right follow-up events. Leave the details to a legal software that understands the importance of a well-run law practice.
  • Peace-of-Mind: Case status, chronology, deadline and alert reports make sure the right people are working on upcoming activities and that no court document filing goes undone.


  • Criminal Cases by Attorney
  • Criminal Cases Open and Closed
  • Criminal Cases: Misdemeanor Open
  • Criminal Cases: Felony Open
  • Criminal Charges
  • Criminal Charges (Landscape)
  • Criminal Defense Clients by Zip Code
  • Criminal Defense Firm Productivity
  • Criminal Defense What's Next Report
  • Criminal Priors
  • Criminal Priors (Landscape)

Automated Forms

  • Appointment Confirmation Letter
  • Fax Cover Sheet
  • Request for Information
  • Character Letter
  • Non Rep Letter
  • Referral Letter
  • Witness Form

Intake Forms

  • New Case
  • Add Officer
  • Add Bail Bonds
  • Add Judge
  • Add Prosecutor
  • Add Co-Defendant
  • Add Witnesses
  • DRUG Case Intake
  • DUI

Matter Screens

  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Defense Drugs
  • Criminal Defense DUI

Rules-Based Calendaring

  • Criminal Defense Deposition
  • Criminal Defense Request Information
  • New Criminal Case

Name Screens

  • Attorney
  • Contact
  • Police Officer
  • Criminal Defense Client
  • Expert Witness
  • Judge