Life as a managing partner

A law firm runs like a machine, with each person contributing to its overall performance and goals. This month, we will take a look at the some of the parts that make up a practice, by exploring the responsibilities of the various levels of attorneys. This post starts at the top of the the ladder,…

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Can I bill a client for “basic” legal research?

As legal clients become more and more savvy in what they will and will not pay for on a law firm bill, one of the issues that often comes comes up is whether the client should have to pay for “basic” legal research into a given area of law. On the one hand, if the…

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Fall in love with your legal billing software

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Believe me. It’s not easy incorporating love into a law firm management blog post, but I have found a way. Are you in love with your legal billing software? Is it bringing efficiency, accuracy and profitability into your practice? If your answer is no, allow me…

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Tip of the Week: Changing labels

We like to pride ourselves here at TimeSolv in making our application as flexible as possible for our users. Did you know you can customize many labels within TimeSolv to fit terms you use as a business? Perhaps as a law firm, you don’t want to refer to your customers as “Clients” or your cases…

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Creating an effective About page

Studies show that the About page is one of the most viewed areas of a website. Potential clients want to know who you are and why they should give you their business. That being said, how does your About page stand up? Is it a stiff restatement of your attorney resumes, devoid of any personality?…

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Four tips for marketing your law firm to businesses

Business clients can prove extremely valuable to a legal practice. Most companies have an ongoing need for legal representation, which creates an opportunity for long-term or repeat business. When working to establish a business clientele, it’s important to steer your marketing efforts in the right direction. Otherwise, you risk wasting precious time and resources. To…

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Tip of the Week: Invoice delivery methods

Our tip of the week seems obvious and our users look at it every month when generating invoices, but we thought it was still important to highlight the various methods TimeSolv offers for delivering invoices to your clients. When you are viewing your draft invoices, you see three options for deliver, Printer, Email and AutoMail. A…

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Improving Profits

I’ve said it many times before. Your law practice is also a business. It relies on profits to keep it afloat. Rent, utilities and employee salaries are not going to pay themselves. You and your attorneys have to get out there and earn the funds to keep the doors open. Here are some tips and…

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Tip of the Week: Changing the date on time entries

  Our tip of the week is a common question for many of our users. They created a time or expense entry but accidentally made the entry for the wrong day. How do you edit that entry for the correct date? Once the entry is made, if it has not been applied to a draft…

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5 tips for creating bulletproof time entries

One of the time-tested ways in which clients dispute bills is by taking issue with specific time entries and arguing that they should not have to pay for any number of reasons: the entry was vague; not reflecting legal skills; redundant; contradictory to other time entries; incomplete, and so on. Because your billable hours are…

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Mental Health Series – Work from home policies

For attorneys, a major aspect of mental health is a proper balance between work and life. You’ve heard the stories of associates chained to their desks by unattainable billable hour demands. You may even be one of them. Study after study has shown that this type of work environment is detrimental to the mental and…

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