Lawyers have always hoped that if technology would help them in a truly useful way, it would help them most in the area of time-keeping and billing. Until recently, that area has largely disappointed them.
In a decision handed down in the case Trs. of the Constr. Indus. & Laborers Health & Welfare Trust v. Redland Ins. Co., a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals awarded litigation expenses for computer-based legal research to plaintiffs in the case. This decision puts the 9th Circuit and others in conflict with the 8th Circuit, which could result in an eventual review of the issue by the U.S. Supreme Court.
What law firms should know when creating process and technology strategies to bill clients more efficiently and get paid faster.
Technology has been both a boon and bane for law firm attorneys and staff. Increasingly sophisticated software systems have made many law firm functions more efficient and effective, from managing court calendars to billing clients to improving case management: That's the good news. Yet that same technology also places new demands on lawyers and staff, requiring them to be skilled in knowledge management, systems integration and instant accessibility to information.
As a legal professional, you're expected to live by the letter of the law. It's easy to do when you understand the rules inside and out. It gets more complicated when it involves issues that may not be top-of-mind -- such as software licensing.
Law firms have unique needs that generic time and billing software can't provide, which is why they need a billing solution designed for the legal industry.
For paralegals running small and solo law firms, this billing software has been "awesome".
Billing MattersT is the advanced billing system from the makers of Time Matters, the most award-winning, most widely used law office practice management system. An elegant balance of simplicity, flexibility, and power, Billing Matters is designed to manage the full range of billing processes, from the simplest to the most advanced requirements. It is affordable to purchase and maintain, easy to use, flexible and scalable, and best of all comes with award-winning service.
Sage Software announced today the general availability of Sage FAS Canada Fixed Assets, version 2006.1, featuring new Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) tax classes and depreciation methods, a new FAS Canada Asset Inventory solution especially designed for use by Canadian companies, and integration to FAS CIP Accounting for construction-in-progress accounting.
Thomson Elite has expanded its reseller agreement with IntApp and will now offer IntApp Time Builder WV directly to its law firm customers. Time Builder is a software product that enables law firms to increase revenue by capturing billable activity that might otherwise be missed or under-billed.