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...

Advice to Thomson Reuters Elite Enterprise Firms – Part 2

Todd Gerstein CEO & Founder Smart Time Apps The blog post I wrote titled, “Advice to Thomson Reuters Elite Enterprise Firms” has been one of our most popular posts, according to our website stats. Clearly, it struck a chord. The essence of that post was if...

The Overnight Fix for Late Attorney Timesheets: $100 and Done

Over the years, I’ve written a lot on the subject of timekeeping compliance. Or, why the heck can’t attorneys get their timesheets in on time? Recently, I read an article in The American Lawyer, where I came across this interesting bit of info about the firm Fried...

Time Tracking For General Counsel Attorneys

Todd Gerstein CEO & Founder, Smart Time Apps In all my years of studying timekeeping in law firms, one of the major themes I see again and again is how difficult, cumbersome and downright painful it can be to track time in tenths of an hour. So if you don’t...

The Best Timekeeping Software for Attorneys

6 Ways We Designed Smart Time 5 To Amaze Now that we’ve announced Smart Time 5—our most sophisticated and powerful system yet—I would like to give you an inside look into our design, and in so doing, help you see what makes this product so remarkable. Here is our list...

Mobile Offline Timekeeping for Law Firms Is a Security Risk

Recently, one of our clients approached us about implementing an offline mode for our Smart Time mobile apps (native iOS and Android). They had gotten the request from a few of their attorneys, who wanted to enter time on a plane or some other remote place lacking...

The Timekeeper Walk of Shame

In the internal war between firms and their timekeepers over entering time, a new battle has been launched: shaming and punishing timekeepers as though they are 3-year-olds who have been sent to time out. Two major law firms—DLA Piper in the U.S. and Howard Kennedy in...

Timekeeping and Law Firm Risk Management

It’s an understatement to say that law firms are risk-averse, but many have not yet built ethical walls or factored their timekeeping systems into their risk management strategies. That will change. Thanks to costly and highly public breaches, firms are looking for...