Add Another Pair Of Eyes To Protect Your Practice From Ethics Violations

It is the appearance of misconduct rather actual misconduct that can sink a legal practice. Attorneys have to be very careful how they conduct business since an innocent blunder can trigger at best a bad public image and at worst criminal charges or disbarment. Dedicated legal billing and accounting software…

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How to Keep Your Practice’s Balances In Balance

Maintaining a law firm’s accounts is more complicated than balancing a checkbook. A typical practice needs to monitor not just a single account but four critical balances: unbilled, unpaid, operating retainer and trust retainer. The unbilled balance is the amount entered into the business’s records but not yet sent to…

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Retainer Retention: How To Keep Cash Flowing

Attorneys need to get paid for their work, preferably without lengthy collection proceedings. For simple flat fee cases, a practice might require full payment up front before any work is done. In more complicated matters where the final fee isn’t easily predictable, attorneys ask for a retainer from the client.…

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Law Firm Mergers and Acquisitions 101? Be Sure You’re Using Easy Soft’s Law firm Billing Software

There is an important point to be made on the topic of law office mergers and acquisitions, relating to a firm’s legal billing software and trust accounting. It’s not just your clients, the courts, and grievance or fee arbitration boards who might look through your billing and trust accounting records. …

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Winning an Attorney Fee Award through Strategic Law Firm Billing Software

Attorney’s fees and costs are bantered about in nearly every divorce case.  The non-monied spouse thinks the monied spouse should pay.  The spouse left in the house claims the spouse who left is meant to pay.  And the lawyers bill over who should pay what to which lawyer. Have you…

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Multiple Rates, Multiple Billers, Make It Easy! – Legal Billing and Accounting Software

There’s your rate and there’s your paralegal’s rate.  There are the partners’ rates and the associates’ rates.  And by the time the billing clerk is done punching a calculator, there’s the headache and the mistakes. Why not make it easier to compile the monthly billing? Easy Soft’s attorney billing software…

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Paying the Firm from Advance Retainer Deposits – Efficiently and Ethically

Lawyers have a unique opportunity when it comes to getting paid: the advance retainer deposit. So why is it that lawyers don’t capitalize on the opportunity to have money in a trust account before doing any work for their clients? If you think that you don’t need time and billing…

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