Posts Tagged ‘Legal Billing Software’

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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What is LEDES and why is it important for lawyers?

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Although LEDES has been a common format for legal billing for nearly two decades, it is not uncommon to meet attorneys who have worked in law firms for years who have never heard of LEDES. Which is understandable and perhaps fine if those attorneys never touched the billing process outside of inputting their time. But…

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Report Finds Upbilling and Block Billing to Be Red-Flag Attorney Billing Practices

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A recent report released by a legal industry consulting service warned clients of law firms of several practices it found to be “red-flag” billing practices, including so-called “upbilling” and block billing, as well as billing for a six-minute increment in connection with a momentary task. The report was put together by CEB Inc. and Wolters…

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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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How TimeSolv can work for your PR firm


In the high-stakes, 24/7 world of public relations, PR professionals are often working all kinds of unconventional hours from all locations – the office, home, airports, and even while commuting – and their primary structure for getting paid is through billable hours. Because PR firms are always on the go to meet their client’s needs,…

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Survey finds law firm tech spending on the rise

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How much did your law firm invest in each attorney’s technology resources last year? If it’s less than $5,000, then your firm is spending less per attorney than 83% of other firms out there, according to a survey released last year by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). On the other side of the spectrum,…

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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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How Does Outsourced Legal Billing Work

For solo attorneys and small law firms, the process of completing their legal billing of clients presents a conundrum. On the one hand, the legal billing process can take up valuable time for attorneys who are trying to attend to the billable tasks that meet their clients’ needs, but making sure bills are promptly and…

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