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Use Technology to Streamline Your Practice and Help You Stay Out of Ethics Trouble

There are many ways you can use technology to help keep your clients informed, make sure you don't miss an appointment, and get your billing done in a timely fashion. Here are some examples of how technology can assist you in complying with your ethics obligations.

The Clio Legal Trends Report: Big Data for Small Firms

Clio has released a legal trends report with data on billable hours, most profitable practice areas, and more. It is a must-read for lawyers who want to make data-driven decisions about their practice.

Comparing Credit Card Transaction Fees for Law Practice Management Software Billing Portals

Accepting credit cards from clients used to be a complicated mess. But many practice management software providers now make it easy to credit card payments.

Timekeeping and Billing Software Buyers Guide

For many lawyers, timekeeping and billing are still central practice-management functions. And even though I am using the word *timekeeping* in this post, timekeeping and billing software for lawyers ought to support flat, contingent, and other alternatives to hourly billing.

The Strangest Things Lawyers Have Tried to Bill For

From recording billable hours to explaining fees to clients and reviewing the bill all over again, billing is rarely fun and provides little creative outlet. That is unless you’re doing it wrong.

2015 Clio Cloud Conference

Clio Introduces Campaign Tracker and Clio Payments

Today at the Clio Cloud Conference, Clio introduced two brand-new features: Campaign Tracker and Clio Payments.

The Road to Not Getting Paid is Paved with Good Intentions

There is no great secret to getting paid. All you have to do is follow this rule: never work unless you have been paid.

Even Yale Knows Billable Hours Are Awful

Working on the billable hour model is a lesson in the law of diminishing returns. At least that's the takeaway from Yale Law School's Career Development Office. According to Yale's numbers, to bill 1800 hours per year you would have to "work" over 2400 hours.

How to Love Doing Your Timesheet

Next time you find yourself ranting about your timesheets, consider whether you can use your bills to make yourself happier.