Billing


Competing on Price?

What Lawyers Can Learn from Apple When Setting Billing Rates  

By | Oct.16.17 | No Comments

Last month, Apple unveiled its new iPhone X to much fanfare. Perhaps what created the most fanfare was its price. It starts at $999 — hundreds more than the older iPhone 7 and the brand-new …Continue reading »


Getting Clients

Six Ways to Make Clients Happy to Pay Your Bills

By | Sep.18.17 | No Comments

No one likes to pay bills. Even when the service or product we are paying for was way more valuable than the actual dollar amount on the invoice, we humans just hate to see the …Continue reading »


Client Relations

Use Billing Best Practices to Strengthen Client Relationships

By | Jul.26.17 | No Comments

Today’s large corporate legal and insurance claims departments are learning from their peers in purchasing and HR how to leverage technology. And they are training a new category of professionals to better manage the business …Continue reading »


Billing Tips

Client Won’t Pay: What Are You Going to Do About It?

By | Jul.20.17 | No Comments

You may recall this LexisNexis report: “Law Firm Billing Survey: Collections Conversations Leave Lawyers Uncomfortable.” Duh. In what industry is a “collections conversation” a comfortable thing? The report is three years old, but just as relevant as when the …Continue reading »


LawPay Product Spotlight

Ensure Steady Cash Flow with LawPay’s Scheduled Payments Feature

By | Jun.22.17 | No Comments

Lawyers spend far too much of their valuable time chasing after unpaid invoices instead of working billable hours. Being able to schedule payments in advance provides both you and your clients with unmatched convenience, and …Continue reading »


LEGAL INVOICES

Seven Ways to Make Billing More Effective

By | May.17.17 | 1 Comment

Lawyers may practice in different areas of the law and serve a wide range of clients, but most seem to share a common aversion: They hate doing timesheets. Despite this near universal resentment toward tracking time, …Continue reading »


Getting Paid

Five Ways to Take Control of Your Invoicing Effectiveness

By | Jan.05.17 | No Comments

Lawyers in small firms don’t have large-scale technology systems or billing departments to help get invoices out the door. When the time comes to give a client an invoice, it is pretty much up to the …Continue reading »


Managing

Clio’s First Trends Report Paints Alarming Picture of Solo and Small Law Practice

By | Dec.07.16 | No Comments

Law practice management software provider Clio released its first annual Legal Trends Report on October 17. The survey is a compilation of data aggregated from 40,000 Clio subscribers in the continental U.S. The data, representing …Continue reading »


Future of Legal Pricing

Death of the Billable Hour: A Eulogy

By | Oct.31.16 | 2 Comments

Last month, I participated on a panel at the 2016 Futures Conference. My assigned task was to discuss whether the billable hour would finally be dead by 2026. That got me thinking about the future …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Productivity-Boosting Tech Tips for Your Law Practice

By | Oct.07.16 | No Comments

Lawyers’ utilization rates and productivity measures have been hot topics since Clio announced it will release its first “Legal Trends Report” later this month. Among the most stunning revelations will be the finding that, on …Continue reading »