Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Billing

Timesheets and billing tips By Kevin J. Stine Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, March 2014 The author provides some thoughtful tips to help you draft successful timesheets, and a sample engagement letter to use as a guide.
The billing world is FLAT: Making flat fees work By William S. Wilson Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, April 2013 Flat fees are a profitable alternative to hourly billing if researched and analyzed correctly.
Transitioning to Clio: A personal diary, part 2 By Alan R. Press Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2012 The author discusses the pleasant surprises and disappointments with Clio after a month of use.
Transitioning to Clio: A personal diary By Alan R. Press Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, February 2012 How does the change to Clio affect the author's workflow on a daily basis? What benefits have been realized? What set-backs have been encountered?
Bill for your value, not just your labor By Dan Breen Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, April 2011 How do we stray from straight time billing when time is such an important part of our stock in trade?
Question: How is the legal profession responding to the challenges of the recession? Answer: Alternative billing practices By Patrick T. Driscoll, Jr. and Patricia M. Fallon Government Lawyers, April 2010 A look at how the current economy is affecting billing practices.
Question: How is the legal profession responding to the challenges of the recession? Answer: Alternative billing practices By Patrick T. Driscoll, Jr. and Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, March 2010 A look at how the current economy is affecting billing practices.
Editor’s column: Current economic downturn requires lawyers to evaluate case acceptance, billing and credit policies By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2009 You need to make the choice about your own pro bono. Or as another lawyer told me, if work is slow, invest in yourself and improve your office and your skills rather than donate your time to someone who cannot or will not pay you.
Bill4Time Internet-based time and billing software By Alan R. Press Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, August 2008 The author has never been able to find the perfect Time and Billing Software for my solo practice. The programs are usually too complicated and cumbersome or too basic and lacking in functionality. Luckily, Bill4Time has been a great solution and middle ground.
How do you measure success? By Terry Rosenthal Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, December 2005 All law firms have their own way to measure productivity, profitability and performance.
Attorney billing practices: What is a consumer of legal services to think? By G.A. Finch Real Estate Law, August 2003 An in-house counsel for a publicly traded company with national operations approached me and asked me to speak at a seminar for in-house lawyers. I said, "Sure.
Time is money By Nerino J. Petro, Jr. Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, June 2001 I recently encountered a small office that is still using the word processor to prepare bills.
Less pain, more pay By Helen Sigman Family Law, January 2000 This is not an article about how to get out of the family law business despite the title.
Inexpensive time and billing software By Adrienne W. Albrecht Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 1999 We recently upgraded our entire computer system. In exchange for our old, tired Lantastic network, we opted for a new, fast Windows Nt system running their Backoffice Small Business Server.