Five Strategies to get Lawyers to Submit Their Hours on Time

Gideon Grunfeld Rainmaking for Lawyers Special Guest Post Leaders of firms that charge by the hour often complain that they can’t get their lawyers to submit their hours on time. This, in turn, causes the firm to delay when it sends out some of its invoices, and it...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Profitable AFAs

Michael Rynowecer President, BTI Consulting Group Special Guest Post Far out at the edges of unchartered space exists the mostly uninhabited planet of Profitable AFAs. This isn’t science fiction comedy. Profitable AFAs do, in fact, exist. We partnered with our friends...

Fullbright & Jaworski’s New Time Entry Policy

Todd Gerstein CEO, Smart Time Apps We know, from our research and discussions with firms, that firms with the greatest success in timekeeping create a culture of compliance. They do so by keeping expectations about timekeeping non-negotiable, consistent and clear....

The Importance of Specificity

David Paige Managing Director, Legal Fee Advisors Special Guest Post A fee award in a recent case in the Eastern District of New York, Claudio v. Mattituck-Cutchogue Union Free School District, provided examples of several common problems with attorney billing...

Time-Writing Knowledge Management Activities

Dr. Nick Milton Director and Co-Founder, Knoco Ltd. Special Guest Post A common question from clients in professional services, legal or consulting  firms, which usually operate a strict time-writing regime, is “How do we  Timewrite KM”? How do you...

Make the Timekeeping Honor Roll

By Frederick J. Esposito, Director of Administration, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, PC Special Guest Post Wise lawyers know that contemporaneous timekeeping is essential to the success of any fee arrangement—and to the overall financial success of your law...

Billable Time?

Steven B. Levy Lexician Special Guest Post I’m often asked my opinion on whether time spent managing projects is billable. My quick answer is, Billable time is what you and the client agree is billable. That, of course, isn’t the most helpful answer, and I offer that...