The law practice management company MyCase said today that it has acquired Docketwise, a software platform for immigration attorneys that provides case management, immigration forms, and client-relationship management.
This is the second time in less than a month that a practice management company has acquired a platform for immigration lawyers. As reported here on April 20, the practice management company Paradigm acquired LollyLaw. another all-in-one practice management platform for immigration law firms.
MyCase says that the products have already been integrated to connect the Docketwise immigration software with MyCase’s practice management platform.
Docketwise will continue to be sold as a standalone product and will continue to integrate with other legal software providers. But MyCase said that the acquisition will allow for “a uniquely deep integration between the two platforms, and that, in the near future, it will include “frictionless sharing of immigration applications from Docketwise to MyCase.
“We’re thrilled to join the MyCase team,” said Peskin. “MyCase’s acquisition of Docketwise provides a major growth opportunity to accelerate product development and our customer base, and we couldn’t be more excited to be part of the growing MyCase family.”
“We’ve always sought to empower law firms with the technology they love and that is exactly the kind of software that Jeremy and James have built at Docketwise,” said Jim McGinnis, CEO of MyCase. “This acquisition offers an exciting opportunity to bring modern tools to a broader set of immigration law firms.”
MyCase said that the Docketwise integration enables firms to automate the preparation of immigration forms stored in Docketwise without having to enter duplicate data into both platforms.
Docketwise was born out of Peskin’s hiring of Pittman for his own immigration case. Pittman, he later wrote, was “a great lawyer with a not-so-great intake process,” especially when it came to the multitude of forms that had to be filled out.
Together, they looked for a software solution, but failing to find one that they really liked, “we teamed up, quit our jobs and built one ourselves.”
This is the fourth acquisition by McCase since September 2020, when the company was sold for $193 million to private equity firm Apax Partners. In July 2021, this blog broke the news that MyCase had acquired CASEpeer, a case management platform for plaintiffs’ attorneys, and Woodpecker, which provides legal document automation software for solo and small law firms. Last November, MyCase announced another acquisition, of the cloud-based legal accounting company Soluno.