Time and Billing

Today LexisNexis® CounselLink  released its 2022 Annual Trends Report. The unstable economy and a tighter legal market have not caused law firms to pull back on  billing rates. To the contrary law firm partner billing rates rose faster last year than they have in a decade.

The average partner rate increased by 4.5% (compared to 3.4% in 2021 and 3.5% in
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Over the past year, the sibling legal technology companies MyCase and LawPay have published a series of reports on law practice, including benchmark reports based on anonymized data from the two companies’ customers, as well as an in-depth 2022 year-end legal industry report, based on a survey of over 2,300 legal professionals. Together, they provide an in-depth look at
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From : Blog Entry >> Marcos’s Blog EntryAs a lawyer, managing your time and billing can be an unnerving task. Without proper management, you could easily lose track of your billable hours, miss important deadlines, and ultimately… lose clients. Thankfully, legal time and billing software exist to streamline these processes and make your life easier. In this article, we
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Aderant, the company that provides business management software for law firms, said today that it will soon release an AI-powered product that will automate law firms’ compliance with outside counsel guidelines.
It will launch the product, which it calls Onyx, at its Momentum user conference in Denver May 8-11.
“Law firms have been grappling with billing and compliance for
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Let’s face it, hourly billing is cursed in so many ways. But for the lawyers who bill by the hour, perhaps the greatest curse is simply have to keep track of their time. That is why several companies in recent years have developed passive timekeeping tools for lawyers — tools that keep track of a lawyer’s time even when the
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It is a day of major legal tech deals. Following news earlier today of the merger of Fastcase and vLex, now comes news from Thomson Reuters that it is selling off a majority stake in Elite, its suite of law practice management and financial products for larger law firms, to TPG, a global asset management firm, making Elite a
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European late stage private equity firm TPG has agreed to buy a majority stake in Thomson Reuters Elite at a valuation of $500 million. The announcement was made internally at …
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SurePoint, a company that provides practice management, financial and client relationship products for mid-sized law firms, today announced the appointment of a new CEO, Eric Thurston, a veteran business-transformation leader with more than two decades of experience scaling and leading high-growth software and services companies across several verticals, including legal. 
Venture investor Mike Suchsland, a veteran of
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LeanLaw, a company that provides a financial operating system for small and mid-sized law firms, said today it has raised $4 million in a Series A financing round led by FINTOP Capital.
Based in Boise, Id., LeanLaw’s cloud-based product provides IOLTA trust accounting, time and expense tracking, billing, matter management, electronic payments, and reporting.
LeanLaw integrates and synchronizes
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With ABA TECHSHOW beginning Wednesday, you can expect several companies to introduce new products and features this week. First up is the online payments company LawPay, which today is announcing a new product tier, LawPay Pro, that enhances the standard LawPay electronic payments platform with the addition of legal billing features.
The additional features, such as time tracking and
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Aderant today (8 February) announces a strategic partnership with London-based legal spend analytics and matter management provider, Apperio. The two companies plan to deliver a solution that law firms can leverage to …
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