Clio Payments helps you get paid faster.

Stop chasing your clients. Clio Payments users get paid 39% faster.

Clio Payments

Clio Payments is powered by LawPay—the most trusted and secure payment processor for lawyers, designed to meet the ethical requirements for legal trust accounting.


Online credit card payment processing designed for law firms

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Get LawPay for free with Clio Payments and save more money.

Using another method to process electronic transactions? You're probably spending more than you need to.

  • Clio offers the lowest rates: 2.95% + 20¢ per transaction on all major credit cards, Amex and specialty cards.
  • LawPay charges an account fee of $20 per month—Clio waives this fee on your behalf.
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Get paid faster. Everything moves quicker with Clio Payments.

Clio Payments updates your billing records and balance sheets, so you don’t have to. If there's an issue with payment, you and your client get notified immediately. Compared to other payment methods, you get your money quicker, and you save time.

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Deliver better client service. Let clients pay on terms that suit them best.

Clio Payments helps make your legal services more accessible by providing access to simple, efficient, and flexible payment options that your clients have come to expect from modern law firms.

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Real-time transparency.

Use Clio Connect with Clio Payments to give your clients real-time account updates, accessible anytime. Clients can log in to see a record of invoices and payments alongside trust account balances, case updates, and any additional documentation you choose to share.

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Trusted security and standards compliance.

Collect online credit card payments with trusted security and standards compliance. Clio Payments lets you collect earned and unearned fees into operating and trust accounts in accordance with professional and state bar trust accounting guidelines. Clio Payments also protects IOLTA accounts from chargebacks in the event of a dispute.

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Collect more with automated payment plans.

Using Clio Payments, you can simplify credit card billing in Clio by setting up payment plans that automatically apply client deposits to outstanding balances or to future work. Payment plans reduce your firm’s collection times, increase cash flow, and help you deliver a better client experience with zero overhead.

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Automate collections and save time.

Clio Payments allows you to bill from anywhere, at any time, without ever leaving Clio—removing the need to visit an external service, interact with a physical device, or manage an integration. From Clio, you can send an email with a PDF of the bill and a secure payment link that allows your clients to pay their bill on their own. Clio Payments automatically records all payment transactions and syncs to third-party accounting systems—no manual entry required.


How does it work?

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Send secure invoices with customized messaging directly to clients via email or Clio Connect.

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The client selects the "Pay bill" button to confirm payment and enter credit card information. No additional login or passwords required.

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LawPay processes the payment and deposits funds into your operating account within 48 hours.

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You and your client receive a record of payment, and your billing records are updated automatically in Clio.


How do I set up Clio Payments for my firm?

Without an Existing LawPay Account

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Call 1-866-376-0950 to sign up for a LawPay account (this is used to link your bank account(s) to Clio).

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Once your LawPay account is set up, go back to Clio to complete the Clio Payments setup by following the steps here.

With an Existing LawPay Account

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In Clio Settings, click "Online Payments".

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In the "Choose your Payment Account Provider" dropdown field, select "Clio Payments". Click "Sign in using LawPay".

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You will automatically be redirected to log into LawPay. Once you log in, click "Authorize".

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Back in Clio, click "Add a connection".

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Select the Clio and LawPay accounts that should be connected.

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Click "Update Online Payment Account" to immediately start recording credit card payments.