Billing



Setting Legal Fees

Is Your Practice Area a Good Match for Flat-Fee Billing?

By | Jun.16.16 | 1 Comment

The benefits of flat-fee billing arrangements are numerous, from predictability to efficiency to increased client satisfaction. But not all legal matters are appropriate for flat fees. So, how do you know which practice areas are right …Continue reading »


ATTORNEY AT WORK CLASSIC

Status Check: How Much Money Will You Really Make This Year?

By | Nov.17.15 | 1 Comment

With the end of the year drawing near, who doesn’t wonder how much cash they’re going to clear — and what they can do to improve the number. Peggy Gruenke offers help in this classic …Continue reading »


Setting Fees

The Best Pricing Advice I Ever Received

By | Jun.25.15 | 6 Comments

So it was the summer of 1983, and I had reached that particular stage of adolescence when your parents have finally managed, after a long succession of hints, to get across the idea that this …Continue reading »


Innovation

Four Steps to Surviving the New Normal

By | Mar.02.15 | 1 Comment

It gets to be a bit much, all the chatter about the legal profession changing at the speed of light. Even if it is transforming into something quite great — I know, maybe it is …Continue reading »


The Billable Hour

Capture More Billable Time and Stress Less

By | Jan.19.15 | 2 Comments

Filling out a daily timesheet or inputting time into your firm’s billing software can certainly be aggravating, even stressful. The annoying timer. The big blank timesheet. The blinking cursor on the computer screen that greets you every morning. It …Continue reading »


YEAR-END STATUS CHECK

Holy Crap! Is That All the Money I’m Making This Year?

By | Oct.22.14 | 1 Comment

The year’s end is right around the corner, along with the holiday season. So, what do you really want for a holiday gift? How about getting paid for the work you did during the year? The …Continue reading »


Timekeeping & Billing

Three Ways to Better Billing

By | Jul.22.14 | No Comments

Billing. It’s not something we like to talk about, but it is something lawyers have to do regularly, so it deserves some attention. Making sure you capture all of your billable time and produce clear, …Continue reading »


FREE BONUS DOWNLOAD

New Math, New Money: New Download!

By | Feb.03.14 | 2 Comments

Yes, it seems we’ve been talking about the big changes coming to the legal profession for a very long time. But when the shift starts making headlines in the general media, it begins to seem more real. …Continue reading »


Managing

Fee Tale: This Is Not Your Father’s Engagement Agreement

By | Aug.28.13 | 5 Comments

Lawyers are uniquely situated to craft the parameters of the client-business relationship, though many forgo the opportunity — or, at least, leave much to interpretation and chance. Perhaps it’s just my perspective. In Massachusetts, the rules …Continue reading »