Debian-Lex - Legal Software

Legal office administration

Legal Case Management System

The legal case management system is aimed for use by not-for-profit legal advice centres in order to make better follow-ups of their cases, including client consultations and court events, reporting, etc.

Licence: GPL

eLawOffice

eLawOffice is a full crossplatform and language-extensible java suite, for workflow and data management of Law Firms (plus data sharing with customers). It works in a intranet/extranet environment, with a client-server and servlet+jsp application.

Licence: GPL

VirtuaLaw

VirtuaLaw is a flexible open-source legal case management system for KDE, currently under development.

Licence: GPL

Etude

Etude exists to help lawyers (or other self employed persons) to manage their clients, timesheet, cash flow, etc. It provides a time-sheet system, and offers the ability to make facturation and register payments. The program is in French and uses PHP.

Licence: GPL

SQL Ledger

SQL Ledger is a professional quality Web-based double-entry bookkeeping system. Features include automatic invoicing (including PDF format bills to send by email), and completely customisable templates and reports.

Licence: GPL

Legal desktop

JInterView

JInterView is a client (swing) as well as a servlet (web based) application for document assembly.

Licence: GPL

Conflict Finder

ConflictFinder is an open source tool, under development, for helping legal professionals to avoid conflicts of interest.

Licence: Artistic

Chancery

Chancery will become a software suite for tax counselors and attorneys. The software will be mainly adapted for European tax laws.

Licence: GPL

OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org 1.0 is a full-featured office productivity suite that provides a near drop-in replacement for Microsoft(R) Office. Users report that little or no training is required for people migrating from other office suites - everything works the way people expect.

Licence: GPL/LGPL or Sun Industry Standards Source License

Evolution

Evolution is the integrated mail, calendar and address book distributed suite from Ximian, Inc.

Licence: GPL

GnoTime

GnoTime is the GNOME Time Tracker, a program which allows you to track the time you spend on any number of tasks and projects. GnoTime also allows you to generate customised reports and annotated logs of these times.

Licence: GPL

Case Reporter

Case Reporter is a PHP-based information management system for law firms. The primary focus of this project is to provide a comprehensive yet functional information management information system with an emphasis on the client-case model.

Licence: GPL

Enterprise Timesheet

Enterprise Timesheet is a PHP-based timesheet recording system for small to medium size enterprises.

Licence: GPL

Mozart

Mozart is a contact, calendar and case/project management system. Each user can have his/her own address book, calendar and any number of cases/projects. You can also track multiple cases/projects for each contact. Additionally, by viewing a case/project, you can see every contact associated with that case.

Licence: GPL

Court administration

OpenEFM

OpenEFM is an open source Filing Manager designed to process LegalXML filings.

Licence: MPL 1.1

Legal research

Law Office

Law Office is a "Concordance" killer. Concordance is client software designed for legal staff. With it, you can upload transcripts from court hearings and depositions, perform full-text searches, enter notes on transcripts for a certain line of text, etc. PHP-based.

Licence: LGPL

DocSearcher

DocSearcher is a search tool for indexing and searching files on a personal computer. It uses API's to provide search functionality for common document formats (currently Word, Excel, PDF, Open / Star Office, rtf, text, and HTML).

Licence: Apache

DocManage

DocManage is a unique CGI-based system which enables you to extract information from legal pleadings. You can present the pleadings and generate reports and searches from them in a myriad of useful ways.

Licence: GPL

The Legal Index Project

Most federal and many state courts post their court opinions on their respective web sites. The purpose of this project is to build a system which will automatically download and catalog this information into one central system.

Licence: LGPL

Cyberdiritto

Cyberdiritto is the first Web Legal Portal based on the famous Open Source Php-Nuke web portal system. On Cyberdiritto we can find: articles, surveys, news on the legal world.

Licence: Unknown

Legal office server

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is an object-relational database, which supports a large part of SQL-92. It is under continuous development and each release implements more of the SQL standard, to the extent that it is now probably more compliant than many commercial databases. It also supports some object-oriented features.

Licence: BSD

Other

OpenEvidence

OpenEvidence produces technology for evidence creation and evidence validation in a context of electronic or dematerialised documents and activities, based on current and emerging technologies for digital signatures, key management, time stamping, archiving and notary systems and standardised document formats.

Licence: BSD-like