What law firms can learn from the NFL combine

I am a serious football fan. From summer’s end to the start of February, football is another member of my family. So, as I sat and watched the NFL combine a few weeks ago, anticipating the 2017 season, my mind started comparing this coveted recruiting tradition to the hiring process of law firms. For those…

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Tip of the Week: Visiting us in Chicago

  The 2017 ABA TECHSHOW gets started in Chicago later this week and TimeSolv will be there. Not only does Techshow provide a wealth of learning in how to leverage technology for your law firm, but it also serves as a showcase for leading legal tech firms, like TimeSolv! If you’re coming to the show,…

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What Individual Clients Will Push Back On in Your Legal Bill

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when individual clients (such as you would find in the family law, criminal law, civil defense, real estate, trusts and estates, and even business law fields) had little to no tools by which they could call into question the bills presented to them by their lawyers. How…

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The Project Attorney

Project attorneys have become a viable asset to the legal community. Law firms use these temporary professionals to assist with their short term needs in specific matters. Many firms see these lawyers as an economical alternative to hiring new associates. In this post we will discuss some advantages of project attorneys, so you can consider…

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A Fresh Eye to Legal Conferences

With the 2017 ABA TECHSHOW next week, we thought it was time to look at legal conferences as a whole. As you schedule your calendar for the coming year, are conferences and conventions included in your plans? While many attorneys see these events as valuable opportunities, others attend them begrudgingly without taking advantage of what…

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The life “of counsel”

The of counsel designation can mean different things to different people. WIth no standard definition, the term applies to a variety of attorney/firm relationships. Some firms solicit of counsel arrangements to expand their practice areas or reach new clients. They do this by bringing on an of counsel attorney or by seeking the of counsel…

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How much does comprehensive legal billing software cost?

If you are operating your own small firm or solo law practice and are considering updating your billing procedures to make them automated, easy-to-use, and efficient, then you are no doubt considering the question of: “How much is this all going to cost?” There are numerous legal billing software options out there with varying levels…

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Tip of the Week: Creating fixed amount by task

Last week’s tip of the week showed you how to easily enter a fixed amount for a time entry. While that’s a simple solution for most firms, there is another way to enter a fixed amount on an entry that’s consistent across the board and that’s using a fixed amount by task. Then when you…

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Life as an associate

The role of the associate is probably one of the most coveted, yet ridiculed positions within the legal community. For new lawyers, landing an associate position out of law school means regular paychecks and a long term relationship with their student loan agency. Current associates tend to describe the position in terms of billable hours,…

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