Recently there was a post in a super-secret forum for lawyers asking about a free case management/time-billing software known as Praxis for Lawyers. Always a cheapskate, I took a moment to go over there, sign up
for an account, and take a look around the software itself. First, it appears to be truly free. Second, it looks like it would be functional for a solo practitioner to bill time and keep track of his cases. Third, it could end up getting someone in trouble with the ethics panel.
I probably should have led off with that third point, right?
Other software that legal professionals should know about that could really help you in your practice would be something like eDiscovery’s legal discovery process to assist with litigation.