Free accounting software for lawyers

Attention law firm partners and legal practice owners! Let Wave help you manage your finances so you can focus on the best legal outcomes and building your business.

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Focus on your legal expertise

Whether you specialize in a particular field of law or handle  different types of cases, you bring your experience, skill, and legal knowledge to every case. Wave is easy to use and fully customizable, so no need to add accounting expertise to your credentials to streamline your processes, save time, and keep more of your money.

Spend time with clients, not spreadsheets

Wave is cloud-based, and gives you the ability to add mobile apps so you can securely access your accounting software and financial information anywhere, anytime. Whether you're on a break at the courthouse or traveling to see clients, your financial info is at your fingertips.

Keep your finances under control

From keeping up-to-date on earnings to tracking expenses, find out what’s making money for your law practice and where you can cut costs. Plus you can  make it easy for clients to pay online via bank transfers, credit cards, or Apple Pay—and help eliminate late payments by including automated reminders and recurring invoices.

My fav tool for invoicing and accounting is Wave. Totally free. Easy-to-use. And I love the interface!

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You work hard for your clients—make your finances work hard for you

Managing cases and legal affairs for your clients takes specialized skills and lots of pre-planning. And each client has different circumstances and legal needs. Wave's accounting software is designed for lawyers, and can be easily customized for any type of law you practice or legal services you provide.

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You can quickly set up a free Wave account and get started right away. The intuitive interface is simple to use and has no confusing financial jargon. It’s easy to add features as you need them, like bank account connections and real-time transaction updates, and you can make changes any time.

Never be out of order

From payroll, to free, professionally-designed invoices, Wave has everything you need to keep your law practice running smoothly. Keep your income flowing with the help of flexible payment options and money transfers in as little as two days. Access your books at the office or on-the-go, track business-related expenses like travel and office supplies, process payroll, and even add limited permissions for associates and others who help manage your business.

Grow your practice

With Wave, you can import your financial information into easy-to-understand graphs, charts, and dashboards so you can see at a glance where your income is coming from, and which expenses are cutting into your bottom line. Plus you can dig down deeper with expense tracking and customized reports to show month-to-month comparisons so you can make better business decisions. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your financial information is backed-up and secure.

Spend time interpreting the law, not your books

From corporate to criminal and family law, you need to keep up on the latest precedents and legal developments to ensure the best results for your clients. Wave accounting software is the solution you need to take charge of your business money matters and free up your time for legal work.

Protect your hard-earned income

You work hard to make your practice a success, so be sure your hard-earned money is protected. Wave uses both physical and digital protection, like read-only and 256-bit encryption to connect to your bank, and PCI Level-1 certification for credit card transactions.

Organize and streamline

Wave’s smart dashboard efficiently organizes your income, expenses, payments, and invoices—plus our expense tracking and business reporting helps you categorize costs and compare financial numbers so you can find opportunities to grow your practice. Select from our range of features any time to streamline your processes and keep your law practice on track.

Add your accountant to your legal team

You can safely give your accountant access to your books by adding them as a limited user. With our accountant-approved, real double-entry accounting, your accountant will have all the information they need at tax time. Or you can email exported financial statements and reports directly from Wave!

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Customers love Wave

4.4 out of 5 stars based on user reviews collected by G2Crowd as of Spring 2022.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is your software actually free?

Yes! Our invoicing, accounting, and US-only banking software is 100% free—no trials, subscriptions, or hidden fees.

What’s the catch—how does Wave make money?

Wave makes money through our optional, paid money management products. Depending on your business needs, you can choose to pay for online payment processing, payroll, and 1:1 advisors. This allows our core software—invoicing, accounting, and business banking (currently only available to sole proprietors in the US)—to always be free.

Do I need to install any software?

Wave is 100% web-based, so you just need an Internet connection and browser. You can, however, download and install our mobile invoicing app for iOS and Android.

Is my data secure when I use Wave?

Completely. Our servers are protected physically and electronically. Any connections between you, your bank accounts, and Wave are protected by 256-bit SSL encryption. Wave is a PCI-DSS Level 1 Service Provider.

Do you provide customer support?

We provide different levels of support for customers who use different features and services from Wave. Full details on how Wave support works are available here.

Easy-to-use software for lawyers.

Powerful and 100% free accounting software that has everything you need to confidently manage your law practice.