Posts Tagged ‘Billing Advice’

Your clients are evaluating your law firm’s efficiency – are you?

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As we have frequently discussed on this blog, legal clients – especially larger clients and those that frequently need legal services (in other words, the lifeblood of many business-focused law firms) – are getting more and more savvy and assertive in pushing back against law firms on the legal invoices submitted for payment. One reason…

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The benefits of moving from legacy legal billing to a cloud-based solution

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Regardless of firm size or scope of practice area, most attorneys find themselves overworked and with an ever-growing to-do list, especially those in managing roles. For these attorneys carrying the success of the firms on their backs, the idea of making significant changes to the way the firm conducts its administrative functions can sometimes feel…

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Cut through the freelancer clutter with simple time tracking software

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If you are one of the growing legion of freelancers, you know that the “gig economy” appears to be here to stay. And while “freelancer” is no longer considered a euphemism for “unemployed” as more and more freelancers are earning more for themselves than they would in a salaried position, freelancers still face big obstacles.…

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The top 5 complaints about legal billing software

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Billing hours and expenses can easily turn into a hassle for attorneys, paralegals, and administrative workers alike, and this process is only made worse when the firm’s billing software in place creates problems, not solutions. Below are 5 of the most common complaints we hear about legal billing software, contrasted with what our customers are…

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Associate reaches settlement with law firm over billing and bonus practices

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Most associates at large law firms expect that, for purposes of meeting law firm hourly billing requirements in connection with bonuses, that one hour billed to one client is as good as one hour billed to another client. And while there are certainly other metrics that go into determining an associate’s bonus other than how…

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Client pushback on bills: how did we get here?

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For law firm veterans, especially those primarily representing business clients, the current climate of clients pushing back on bills “just because they can” is not the way it’s always been. In decades past, absent glaring mistakes or fraudulent behavior, the typical process after a law firm did its work on behalf of a client was…

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Five steps to better legal time entries

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If you are an associate or even a junior partner in a law firm, often times one of the most visible markers of your contributions to the firm’s work is in your time entries. Of course, billing one’s time is perennially one of the least-loved aspects of a lawyer’s job, but letting that annoyance with…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Solo Attorneys

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Another year has passed, and 2017 is upon us. At this point, if you are a solo attorney you may be getting back into the routine of the work life after a nice holiday break, or still struggling to catch up with work from the end of 2016. Attorneys are not always known for championing…

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A Quick Primer on “Legal Billing Codes”

For attorneys new to the profession, or for those attorneys who have not updated their billing apparatus and/or format for some time, the concept of “legal billing codes” (also referred to as “task codes” or “activity codes”) may be a foreign one. It is something that you were probably never taught about in law school…

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More firms suing clients to collect legal fees

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Here at TimeSolv, we have often noted the increasingly contentious relationships between attorneys and their clients when it comes to attorneys being able to quickly and comprehensively collect payment on the legal bills they issue to those clients. In recent decades, we have seen clients demand more in-depth and uniform legal bills, dispute more attorney…

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What can paralegals bill their time for?

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One of the most common challenges that new attorneys face is knowing the answer to the question of “can I bill for this task?” Clearly, showing up in court, talking to your client about his or her legal issues, and drafting legal documents are all billable tasks, but what about making copies after the secretary…

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What types of technology are disrupting the legal industry?

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The “legal industry” and “disruptive technology” are not usually two phrases you hear together. For that matter, lawyers and law firms tend to think any kind of “buzzword” phrase as not relevant to their world, or they are generally averse to or simply too preoccupied with work to delve into the technological changes that might…

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