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Time, Billing & Accounting

Whitepapers

  • Basic Legal Accounting Concepts you NEED to Understand
  • Timekeeping and Billing Systems
  • Client Costs Advanced
  • Client Trust Funds
  • Budgets and Account Management
  • Why You Need an Accounting System
  • Why Lawyers Need to Keep Track of Time
  • Time vs. Value Billing - Shifting the Risk
  • Law Firm Financial Reporting
  • My Accountant Wants me to use QuickBooks (or Peachtree (Sage 50c))!
  • A Beginners Guide to Understanding LEDES

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Videos

  • Actionstep - Hourly Billing
  • Actionstep - Paying Vendors
  • Actionstep - Time, Billing, and Accounting Essentials
  • Best Practice Tips: Expectations for Associate Attorney Billable Hours
  • PCLaw - Bill Templates
  • PCLaw - Reporting
  • PCLaw - Time and Fees
  • PCLaw - Billing Overview
  • Quick Takes for Your Practice: What is IOLTA
  • Quick Takes for Your Practice: Unidentified funds in IOLTA accounts
  • Quick Takes for Your Practice: 3 Tips on How to Avoid Fee Disputes in Criminal Cases
  • Tabs3 - Billing
  • Tabs3 - Fee Entry
  • Tabs3 - Payments
  • Tabs3 - Rates
  • Tabs3 - Trust Accounting
  • Tabs3 Version 16 - Tips and Tricks
  • Trust Accounting Pitfalls

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Checklists

  • Bank Account Reconciliation and Checklist
  • Trust Account Reconciliation and Checklist

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Products and Services

Practice Management

  • Clio
  • CosmoLex
  • MyCase
  • Rocket Matter
  • Zola Suite

Financial Services

LawPay: Credit Card Processing for Attorneys

ISBA Books

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Free Online CLE

  • Efficient Billing & Accounting for a Small Law Firm
  • Everything Financial:Managing Trust Accounts, Office Expenses, Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable
  • How to Manage Retainers, Advance Payment Retainers,and Client Trust Funds

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Ethics

ISBA Advisory Opinions on Professional Conduct

  • Accepting Payment and Retainers by Credit Card 14-01
  • Contingent Fees 12-20, 12-02, 02-03
  • Advance Payment Retainers 12-19
  • Charging Interest 94-06, 87-10
  • Collection Action 12-11, 01-02, and 92-13

Other Ethics Resources

  • ARDC Client Trust Fund Handbook
  • ARDC Guide to Opening a Trust Account (Video)
  • Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 1.5 Fees
  • Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 Safekeeping Property

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Articles

Billing

Collections

IOLTA

Law Firm Accounting

Retainers

Attorney Fees