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: 1.95% + 20¢ per transaction on all major credit cards, and 2.95% + 20¢ on 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.


5 steps to collect payments with Clio Payments

Make it fast and easy for clients to pay you by enabling electronic payments with Clio Payments.

When you enable electronic payments with Clio Payments, you can simplify reconciliations and eliminate manual data entry. Once you’ve collected a payment, Clio will automatically update your records, and funds will be deposited directly into your firm’s back account.

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Go to the Bills section in Clio.
Select either one bill, or select multiple bills and share in bulk, and click Share.

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Choose your delivery method.
In the Share item window, choose to share a bill via email or through the secure Clio Connect client portal.

  • Email: Your client will receive the bill as a PDF attachment with the option to pay their bill by credit card in the body of the email.
  • Clio Connect: Your client will receive an email notification to log in to Clio Connect, and pay their bill from within the portal.

If you want to request payment for multiple bills via one email, simply check Accept payment up to the total of all invoices.

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Share bill(s).
Add an optional message, and click Share Bill.

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Your payment records are updated.
Once a client submits their payment information, your payment records are updated automatically in Clio and reflected in Clio’s Transactions and Payment Plans’ tables.

Both you and your client will be notified immediately once the transaction is processed, via an automated email.

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Get paid.
If the payment is successful, the funds will be deposited directly into your law firm’s bank account (operating or trust)1.

Transactions are automatically recorded to Clio—simplifying reconciliations and eliminating manual data entry for you. That’s it!

1Both the client and user will also be notified of unsuccessful payments via email.


How do I set up Clio Payments for my firm?

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Without an Existing LawPay Account

Estimated sign-up time: 10 minutes

Approval time: 24-48 hours

Required information:

  • Driver’s license
  • Social security number
  • Law firm address
  • Bank account information
  • Firm owner or partner to authorize the application form
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Click Online Payments in Clio Settings.

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Select Sign-Up for Clio Payments.

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Complete and submit the Clio Payments application form.

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LawPay will contact you in 24-48 hours to confirm your account is approved. Once approved, link your bank accounts to Clio and start accepting credit card payments immediately.

With an Existing LawPay Account

Estimated sign-up time: 5 minutes

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Click Online Payments in Clio Settings.

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Select Sign in using LawPay.

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You’ll be redirected to log into LawPay. Once you log in, click Authorize.

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You’ll then be redirected back to Clio. Connect your firm’s bank accounts by clicking Add another connection link under Connect your accounts.

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Select the Clio and LawPay accounts that should be connected.

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Click Update Online Payment Account to start recording credit card payments in Clio.