Posts by Ron Reinart

Staff Turnover Costs

  Read Overhead Costs Part One A comprehensive law firm billing software system should provide much more than simplified legal billing services. It should also offer tools that assist in building and maintaining the worth of your business. This is the second in a three-part series about the ways in which TimeSolv Legal can help…

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3 Tips for Law Firm Project Management Success

Project management is a growing trend in the delivery of legal services. As law firms look for ways to innovate their businesses and better serve their clients, project management is emerging as a viable option. However, this new approach to service requires a new approach to time and billing software for lawyers. You need a…

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Transparent Client Billing

Have you ever included the statement “For legal services rendered” on a client billing statement? While this may seem like a reasonable explanation from your perspective, try looking at this wording from your client’s point of view. Your clients spend substantial amounts of money for your legal services. When they receive your billing statements, they…

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The ABCs of an Initial Consultation

The initial consultation is crucial for setting the tone of the attorney-client relationship, and there are various tactics to approaching this first encounter. While some lawyers see it as a sales opportunity to secure the client’s business, others feel obligated to conduct a detailed legal analysis and offer advice. Whatever style you adopt, it is…

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Overhead Costs, Part One

Overhead costs control should be included in successful management of a law firm. This includes client retention, billing statistics, and time management. However, these aspects are only part of the total picture. To determine the true success of your firm, you must also take a critical eye to the administration of your practice and overhead costs’ trends.…

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How Monthly Reporting Benefits your Law Practice

Monthly reports are valuable tools in building a successful law practice. They provide you with detailed information about your firm from a variety of financial and management perspectives. Used properly, monthly reports can help you identify what is working within your business and what needs improvement. As a business minded individual, you likely see the…

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Increasing the Mobility of your Law Practice

Modern technology has completely changed the dynamics of the traditional law office. Mobile technologies make it possible for lawyers to expand their service areas and work on cases from virtually anywhere in the world. At the extreme end is a growing trend where attorneys are actually establishing mobile law offices in cars, vans and campers.…

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New Improvements to TimeSolv Part 3

New improvements to TimeSolv to help you perform your work more efficiently. The Sent Invoices screen now has increased capabilities. No need to run a report, now you can export to Excel directly from the Sent Invoices Screen.  Create an Excel file from any invoice list, including multi-page lists with the touch of a button. …

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How to say 'goodbye' to database crashes

Databases crashes. You’ve been there. You’re in the middle of entering your time … running a report … creating an invoice … or doing one of the many important tasks that make up your day … … until suddenly, the system crashes. The data is gone. Your time is wasted. Now, you have to wait…

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5 Things Your Legal Firm MUST Be Able to Do Remotely

We say this all the time: legal firms are not static. They are comprised of a lot of moving parts and people who do much of their jobs outside the office. The office itself may be stationary, but the people aren’t – and thus your time-tracking and billing processes shouldn’t be either. When attorneys and…

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More improvements to TimeSolv

New improvements to TimeSolv to help you perform your work more efficiently. Client Portal Improvements Now the Client Portal displays descriptions for time and expense entries to provide your client a better understanding of what has been included on previous bills and what is yet to be billed.  In addition, you can search and sort…

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New improvements to TimeSolv Part 2

New improvements to TimeSolv to help you perform your work more efficiently. Client Portal Improvements 1 – Work in Progress and Trust Balances in Client Portal Now the Client Portal provides an option to display work in progress (WIP) amounts for time and expenses to provide your client a better understanding of what is yet…

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