Bookkeeping and Accounting for Criminal Lawyers

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How Bench works with criminal lawyers

Trust your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing tasks to experts—empowered by one efficient platform. Bench collaborates seamlessly with criminal lawyers.

We get you set up

Our team makes it their mission to thoroughly comprehend the unique demands of your criminal law practice, answer any queries you may have, assist you in linking your accounts, and illustrate how Bench can streamline your bookkeeping processes.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your specialized bookkeeper arranges your law firm's transactions and prepares accurate financial reports. If they require any additional information, they will promptly contact you.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our expert team is acquainted with the specific complexities of financials for criminal lawyers and will tailor their approach to your firm's unique requirements.

Here’s why criminal lawyers like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

Our team will consistently provide you with bookkeeping updates as a part of our service for criminal lawyers. Have urgent accounting queries that can't be postponed? You can trust us to respond within one business day or even less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

At Bench Accounting, our platform enables you to automate data inputs from most leading providers to eliminate frequent errors. We partner with service providers that criminal lawyers deal with frequently—such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—to ensure your financial records are always precise.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say farewell to heaps of case files and laborious manual tracking—we automate inputs directly from linked accounts. Gain insights from one centralized dashboard so you can effortlessly comprehend the financial health of your law practice and make informed strategic decisions.

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Bench integrates with your favorite small business tools

We sync seamlessly with your financial accounts and tools to keep your books up-to-date and save you the time and effort of manually uploading documents.

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We know bookkeeping for criminal lawyers

In the intricate world of criminal law, your focus needs to be on winning cases, not navigating the complex waters of industry-specific taxes, laws, and bookkeeping. Here at Bench, we understand that profitability for criminal lawyers doesn't only rely on a keener legal sense but also on prudent financial organization. Invoicing, collection, disbursements - every aspect of your finance plays a pivotal role in managing your practice. Let Bench take the wheel, and give you back the time you need for case preparations, client meetings and court appearances. We are experts in managing the books for legal professionals and can help you stay atop tax law changes, navigating possible pitfalls and ensuring all deductions are firmly in place, tailored to the legal profession.

Bench leverages modern technology and marries it with human expertise. Our bookkeeping software effortlessly collates your financial data, whilst our team of proficient bookkeepers constantly monitors your financial position, smoothing out potential errors and irregularities unique to the legal profession. We handle the intricacies of trust accounting, ensuring you're in compliance with the strict regulations and easing the burden of any potential audit scenario. Additionally, our seasoned tax specialists work round the year for you, providing tax-saving strategies and regular check-ins to prevent any end-of-the-year surprises. At Bench, we make bookkeeping for criminal lawyers stress-free, letting you concentrate on what you do best - defending your clients.

Simple, straightforward pricing for everything your business needs.

Get bookkeeping, tax prep, advisory, and filing with Bench's powerful, easy-to-use platform.

Choose Plan

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$249/mo

billed annually

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$399/mo

billed annually

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$299/mo

billed monthly

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$499/mo

billed monthly

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Frequently Asked Questions

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As a criminal lawyer, what specific accounting practices or bookkeeping services will Bench Accounting offer me?

As a criminal lawyer, Bench Accounting offers a range of specific accounting practices and bookkeeping services. These include but are not limited to:

  • Tracking of billable hours: We ensure all your billable hours are correctly recorded for accurate client billing.
  • Expense management: We keep track of all your business-related expenses to ensure you aren't missing out on any potential deductions.
  • Financial reporting: We provide monthly financial statements and financial performance reports to help you make more informed business decisions.
  • Tax-ready financials: At the end of the year, we prepare your books with guaranteed accuracy for seamless tax filing.
  • Consultative insights: You will have a dedicated Bench bookkeeper who can provide professional advice and insights into your law firm's financial performance.

With Bench Accounting, you can focus on your cases while we handle your bookkeeping and finances.

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Does Bench Accounting offer financial management solutions tailored to the unique needs and regulations of the legal industry?

Yes, Bench Accounting does offer tailor-made financial solutions that are specifically designed to cater to the unique needs and regulatory requirements of the legal industry. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable bookkeepers is well-versed in law firm accounting best practices and utilizes modern, automated tools to streamline bookkeeping procedures, saving clients' time and providing them with the financial insight they need to run their law practice effectively and efficiently.

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How can an outsourced bookkeeping service like Bench Accounting help me with tracking client fees, disbursements, and trust accounts in my criminal law practice?

An outsourced bookkeeping service like Bench Accounting can provide significant assistance in tracking client fees, disbursements, and trust accounts in your criminal law practice.

Firstly, our professional bookkeepers handle your financial transactions accurately and securely, which contributes to efficient management of client fees and disbursements. This way, you save time and reduce the risk of errors.

Secondly, we possess the expertise in managing different types of accounts, including trust accounts - a crucial component in a law practice. Our team comprehends the unique regulatory requirements for these accounts, ensuring all your financial dealings remain in compliance with relevant laws.

Lastly, Bench Accounting software provides real-time access to your financial information. This transparency helps you better understand the financial operations of your practice, giving you insights needed for decision-making and growth.

With Bench Accounting, you can focus on your legal work while we manage your bookkeeping, making your practice more efficient and less stressful.

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Does Bench outsource bookkeeping?

Nope! All bookkeeping is completed in-house.

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Will I have one point of contact?

Your bookkeeper will be your main point of contact, but at times you might hear from another member of your team. This is usually when your bookkeeper goes on vacation, is sick, or otherwise unavailable.

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How much time each month will I have to spend managing my Bench account?

We handle the bookkeeping for you but sometimes we’ll need your input, especially at year-end. On average, expect to spend 15 minutes each month answering questions for your bookkeeper, or uploading supporting docs.

Bookkeeping Services for Criminal Lawyers

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