Adding a New Client in LeanLaw

setting up a new client in leanlaw

Adding a new client in LeanLaw from the very, very beginning.  That is the purpose of the video and this post.  Start at the beginning

Becoming an accounting pro with LeanLaw is like becoming certified in QuickBooks Online . They both will generate leads.  If you are trying to niche out your business to working with Law Firms, connecting and being part of a partner program is a great place to start.  I highly recommend this.  

Not only will LeanLaw provide you with decent leads for your specialized practice, but the staff at LeanLaw will also support you.  Hand and hand. They want you to succeed! They help you with learning the app and setting up and training your new client.  It is a win-win for us!

In this virtual business world, that is important.  We have monthly meetups with the accounting pros and discuss LeanLaw, working with accountants and many other topics.  If you are an accounting professional working with law firms and attorneys, we would love for you to join us monthly.  

Adding a new client in LeanLaw:  Where do I start?

  • First go to
  • Select Accountants>LeanLaw Accounting Pros. Scroll to the bottom to "become a Pro"
  • Sign up with your accounting firm.  Fill in the settings for your business details.

Adding a new client in LeanLaw:  Next step is to add your client/law firm

To add a client to your LeanLaw client list, go to your firm:

  •  Go to the gear wheel on the top, right side of the screen for settings.  
  • Click the My firms on the right to expose the companies you work with and to the screen below to add a new client.

Adding a new client in LeanLaw:  Connect the LeanLaw client account to the QuickBooks Online Company file

Once you are connected and synchronized, it is a matter of updating the settings.  Remember LeanLaw is the tracking software for your accounts receivable as well as tracking your Trust/Iolta accounting.  It is also the program to track your billable expenses.  The ones you will add to a client invoice at a later date.  You can add the products/services you sell (legal services, corporate filings, etc.) right in LeanLaw and the synchronization will happen in QuickBooks.    The video below will demonstrate the steps to make these connections.

If you are not sure about switching from another law firm app, check out this blog post.  It outlines some of the frequently asked questions and answers.  It also provides for sign up for a free demo!

If you have any questions or would like to see a future video on another topic, please reach out to me on Facebook.  To go to the other videos on Law Firm accounting, see my YouTube page and follow me!

Also, for help with QuickBooks, join our Facebook Group:  QB Community Live!  Our mission with this group is "Together we all succeed!"  

Lynda Artesani

Lynda Artesani is the president of Artesani Bookkeeping where she uses her expertise and organizational skills to help her clients thrive and become profitable. Lynda is a member of the Intuit Trainer Writer Network. She is an alumni member of the Intuit Advisory Board. Additionally, she is the first Expert Columnist for the QB Community forum. She is also a co-founder in a Facebook group called QB Community Live!