Aderant, LawPay Integrate Automated Online Payment Platform 

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Global business management software company Aderant on Wednesday (Dec. 29) announced a partnership with law firm accounts receivable platform LawPay to fully automate and extend payment options for Aderant Expert and Expert Sierra clients, who have been accepting payments via ClientPay. 

ClientPay collaborated with LawPay in February to form a payment solution for large law firms. The Expert/LawPay integration, which is scheduled for some time next year, will add a cloud-based payment solution with scheduled payments, encrypted signatures, online payments and more. 

“We are excited to partner with LawPay given that their robust offering ensures clients get paid easily, securely and most importantly, quickly,” said Rafi Shure, COO at Aderant. “We look forward to completing our integration work so that our Expert clients can reap even more benefits from working with both Aderant and LawPay.” 

LawPay, an AffiniPay solution, is used by more than 50,000 law firms across North America. When the new solution is available, law firms can send invoices to clients with a secure link so clients can instantly pay bills on the firm’s website, via email or even from mobile devices. 

“Aderant’s technology is state-of-the-art, and integrating its Expert and Expert Sierra law practice management software with LawPay’s leading online payments platform in a fully automated system is a great next step to serving law firms and their clients effectively,” said Meg Swanson, CMO of LawPay, in the joint announcement. 

“We are working in close collaboration with Aderant to create a seamless integration between Expert and LawPay so Aderant’s customers can start using it to tremendous advantage in 2022,” she said. 

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