DebianLex/software List of available Projects

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

Licence: GPL


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


An attorney's office programm based on (originally) and MySQL (now Apache OpenOffice or LibreOffice and MariaDB). It is written in StarBasic.

The UI (and the comments in the program) are in German language.

You can find releases, an installation manual and an user manual (also in German).

The Debian packages is named libreoffice-canzeley-client.

Licence: GPL (recent v3) is another attorney's office programm with an UI in German language.

It is a server-client solution based on Java.

Licence: GNU Affero General Public License 3

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


Kumula is intended to become a complete software suite for most of your business needs. Although it started as software for consultants, it is flexible enough to be used by almost any type of business. Currently Kumula provides a small CRM (Clients) and a Mini-DMS (Documents), and is further enhanced by some other applications.

There is also a plugin available for lawyers called Kumula Cases

Licence: GPL


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

Licence: GPL

Conflict Finder Project link Dead!

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

Licence: Artistic


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

Licence: GPL 3.0 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. Lizenz: LGPL

avaiable in more than 80 languages


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

Licence: GPL


?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 Project link dead!

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 Project link dead!

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

Licence: GPL


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 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 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 Project link dead!

?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 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 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


MySQL is another popular object-relational database.

Licence: GPL

SugarCRM Web based Open Source CRM Solution. A lot of Plugins are available e.g. in the following categories: Time Tracking, Case Management, Contact Management, Invoicing,... With ?ZuckerOffice there is also integration into OpenOffice available. It is based on PHP. License: GPLv3



?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-artig