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.
How to Keep Track of Your Time
There are plenty of ways to track your time, but there is only one important criteria for picking a tool: pick the one you actually use. Here are the options.
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.
The Myth of More Time for Billing
Before you use "more time for billing" as an excuse to hire someone or buy something, consider whether you would actually be able to make good use of that time.
Freshbooks is Awesome, but Not For Accounting
Freshbooks is excellent billing software with a few accounting features grafted on. It is not accounting software. It is woefully unsuitable for accounting.
Freshbooks: the Gold Standard for Timekeeping and Billing
Freshbooks is the gold standard for timekeeping and billing. It's easy to use, mobile-friendly, and comes with world-class customer service.
Breaking the Time Barrier: How to Unlock Your True Earning Potential (Book Review)
In order to understand difference between time and value, just read Breaking the Time Barrier. In about an hour, Mike McDerment will get you up to speed on the fundamental difference between churning billable hours and delivering value to your clients.
Viewabill: Alan Dershowitz Wants Your Clients to Know What You Are Doing
Clients hate surprises. This is especially true when it comes to your bill. The solution is to have an ongoing conversation with your clients about costs. For some reason, though, a lot of lawyers have a hard time talking to clients about money. This means invoices are often the only communication happening, which is more […]
The Differences Between Freshbooks and QuickBooks
Despite the names and a few overlapping features, Freshbooks and QuickBooks are very different products. Here’s a breakdown of the differences.
Timekeeping and Creating a Backup
Backup your timekeeping to prevent losing your billable hours.
The Hourly Billing Myth: Time is Not Value
Time is simplistic. It is one component of value, but not the whole measure. Think beyond hourly billing.
Keep Track of Mobile Calls and Text Messages
Attorneys who make lots of phone calls can use MobileArchiver to search calls and text messages.
Track Time with Toggl
How attorneys can track their time using Toggl, a new piece of software for lawyers.
Do You Trim Your Own Time?
Why young attorneys should submit time records that show the time they spend on cases.
Run Meetings Like Google
Organizing meetings the Google way can make employees more productive.