legal billing problems

Corporate Client: "Law Firms are Terrible at Billing." How to Fix It

Billing conversations are critical to a positive relationship between law firms and clients and yet law firms are terrible at this. So proclaims Alex Dimitrief, General Electric’s general counsel. And he should know: the company farms out work to more than 200 firms worldwide. Mr. Dimitrier identified two primary legal billing problems: transparency and timeliness. […]

legal billing practices

15 Legal Billing Practices: The Good and the Bad

Bad legal billing practices have plagued law firm operations and, in turn, law firm growth for decades. Entering time, collecting time sheets, and assembling bills can steal inordinate amounts of otherwise productive time, even from the most ambitious lawyers. Clients routinely wait months to be billed after the relevant work was performed, and that results […]

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When GCs Hire Law Firms Instead of Keeping Legal Work In-House

The traditional law firm model has been in turmoil for years and there’s no slowing down the pace of change. A contributing factor to the turbulence, or the result of which, is the evolving role of general counsels and corporate legal departments. Instead of blindly continuing law firm spend for the same issue or farming […]

3 E-Books to Help You Better Manage and Grow Your Firm

We’ve identified three of the top downloads from our catalog of free E-Books to help you better manage and grow you firm. Enjoy! Law Firm Growth Manual: Better Billing Practices This manual covers better billing practices. It identifies problems caused by bad billing practices and offers practical advice on how to get your bills out […]

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New E-Book: Mo' Money – A Lawyer's Guide to Getting Paid

How much am I collecting each month? Is it consistently less than I invoice? Am I billing accurately for the time I put in? These are questions law firms struggle with every month as they review their cash flow and the profitability and overall financial health of the firm. Poor billing, invoicing, and account receivable […]