Legal Billing

Are you still using QuickBooks for legal time tracking and billing?

QuickBooks is a staple of small business. Millions of entrepreneurs use the software for their accounting and billing needs, including many attorneys and small to midsized law firms. However, while QuickBooks has plenty of valuable accounting tools, it falls short of what law firms need to track client work and create invoices. In this post,…

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Steps for implementing a wellness plan within your law firm

Your law firm is only as healthy as your employees. If you find merit in this statement, you may also find merit in implementing a wellness plan within your firm. The legal profession is notorious for its prevalence of poor physical and mental health. In fact, lawyers are significantly more likely to suffer from depression…

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Tips for improving your attorney-client relationships

Client relationships are the cornerstone of a legal practice. Positive experiences lead to repeat business, client referrals, and a good reputation for your firm. Negative relationships can result in poor reviews, disgruntled clients, and even Bar complaints. Particularly in this age of social media and online reviews, it is imperative that you consider the state…

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There’s more to attorney billing than the billable hour

For the new attorney or the attorney transitioning from big firm life to a solo practice, determining how to bill for your time and services can prove challenging. You may find yourself trying to reconcile adequate compensation for your services with the need to remain competitive within a crowded legal market. This post will explore…

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The organizational skills every effective lawyer should learn

Lawyers take on a tremendous number of tasks each day. Within one eight-hour workday, you may speak with 10 different clients, make three court appearances, and handle four additional matters. It’s no wonder task management and organization are such important tools within the practice of law. Keeping track of it all can be a real…

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The hard costs and soft costs of running a law practice

Costs are an inevitable part of legal practice. Providing adequate service requires various expenditures for work done on behalf your clients. It’s important to understand whether these expenses are classified as hard or soft costs for a couple of reasons. For one, you may be able to recoup some of these costs from your clients.…

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Seven quick tips for spring cleaning your legal practice

Spring has finally arrived! Well… at least for some of us. But whether your front lawn is filled with snow or blooming flowers, April is the perfect month for cleaning up your practice and getting ready for the second half of 2018. The following are seven simple steps you can take to benefit your law…

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Migrating and converting Timeslips billing software for your legal practice

So, you are finally fed up with Timeslips. You’ve had enough of the expensive fees, inconvenient server requirements, and inadequate customer support. You know your office will benefit from a cloud-based tracking and billing system, but envision a conversion process that is convoluted, difficult, and unreasonably time-consuming. You may fear losing your historical data, as…

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What legal time and billing software compares to Timeslips

Timeslips is one of the most commonly used legal time tracking and billing software systems in the legal community, but should it be? There are numerous billing options on the market and many of them offer services comparable to Timeslips. But one legal time tracking and billing system not only compares to it, but also…

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Why is electronic billing so expensive for law practices?

Client billing is one of the most important aspects of legal practice. If you do not bill, you do not get paid. Yet, this integral practice management task is one of the most frustrating and expensive parts of running a law firm. The prohibitive cost of Timeslips, along with other legacy law firm billing systems,…

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Could your legal practice benefit from split billing options?

Alternative billing is quickly becoming a staple of the legal community. Over the last decade, attorneys have increasingly searched for ways to accommodate the financial needs of their clients while still providing quality legal services. From flat fee payment arrangements to approaching legal matters from a project management perspective, traditional hourly billing models no longer…

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