Easy Accounting for Hourly Billers

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you know how strongly we feel that a law firm using generic, non- legal billing and accounting software is a law firm missing out on an opportunity to be efficient, streamlined, and state bar compliant. Easy Soft’s legal billing and trust…

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Lawyers Will be Lawyers

We know. You went to school for years, and boast a doctorate behind your name. You contextualize eloquently, and your logic is more or less unflawed. But when it comes down to it, how is the law really different from other professional practices? Well, let’s see. You advise clients. So…

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Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Understand Trust Accounting?

The bar exam and your professional responsibility class are ancient history. You’re not an ethics lawyer, and you don’t file legal malpractice suits. All the more reason we want to spring this pop quiz on you! Q1: Which of these funds do not belong in your clients’ trust accounts? 1.…

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Slap a Finance Charge On It – Legal Time & Billing Software

Late payments from clients. No fun, right? No matter what kind of legal billing software you have, late payments require you to send (yet) another bill and nag your client—neither of these fun tasks. And statistics show: the longer it takes for a bill to get paid, the harder it…

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Legal Billing Software – Are Your Numbers Growing…for the Wrong Reasons?

It’s the end of the month. Time to review your accounts receivable. If you compare the numbers to last month: they’ve definitely grown. The good news? The firm’s doing great, and work shows no signs of slowing down. The bad news? Too many of your numbers are simply carried over…

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How Retainer Reminders Can Improve a Law Firm’s Cash Flow

You get a new client. She engages you, and you deposit her retainer check. Then you start work on the matter. As the months or weeks go by, her retainer amount gets depleted. Sooner or later (but mostly sooner), you find the amount approaching, well, zero. At this point, most…

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Protect the Integrity and Security of your Data—While Keeping Life Easy

The most common and dangerous of all legal billing pitfalls is choosing complicated software that fails to protect the integrity and security of your law firm data. If your software is too complicated to learn or use, then you’re not receiving the benefit of IT leverage. Technology isn’t making your…

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New! ETB 4.0 Ease in Invoicing…and Other Reports

As we discussed in our last blog post, we’ve made a host of improvements to Easy TimeBill (ETB), our intuitive and simple law office billing software. In that last post, we discussed changes in the user interface. Today, we’ll discuss changes in invoicing, and other legal time and billing reports.…

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New! ETB 4.0 Greater Ease in Legal Time and Billing

Fantastic news! We have just released Easy TimeBill 4.0. As you know, Easy Soft legal software emphasizes ease of use. Our company mission—built right into our name – is an ongoing quest to offer the ultimate in software simplicity. Although we stand by the ease of all of our existing…

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What’s An Easy Way to Track My Expenses?

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we affirm that not all legal billing software is created equal. And not all of it is created for lawyers. Since hours are your law firm’s main inventory, your focus is squarely on your billables. But while not a profit basis,…

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Using Trust Accounting Software to Demystify 3-Way Reconciliation

Easy Soft’s Easy Trust software, and the software generates all the numbers for you. You don’t have to think about it, or figure out how to do it: you just have to remember to do it. With the click of your mouse, it’s there!

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A Primer for Trust Accounting

It’s not enough for your Attorney billing and trust accounting software to track retainer funds in trust accounts. You need trust bookkeeping safeguards, too.

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Aging Invoices and Lapsed Retainers, and How Legal Billing Software Can Help

It’s been proven: the more proactively reminder notices you send, the more likely you are to get paid. Good law firm billing software such as Easy Time Bill can automatically prepare batch reminder notices for all overdue invoices—and print them along with your choice of cover letter.

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Keep Accounting Nightmares Out of Your Life

If that’s the case, things get far simpler. A trust accounting software like Easy Trust works in tandem with a legal time and billing software like Easy TimeBill. All of the above steps are automated, and/or easy to track.

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Ah, the Easy Life. That’s Your Billing and Trust – Software Working in Blissful Tandem

In the last post, we talked about the necessity of keeping your trust accounts spic and span, and putting retainers into trust accounts until earned.

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Stop! In the Name Of…Retainers? – Practicing Law Is Just Like Practicing Anything. Right?

Sure, you’re smarter than the average Jamie…and your logic is, well, flawless. But in many ways, the law is just like other professions. You advise clients. You prepare forms and other documentation. Your brain is your biggest tool—followed by that smart paralegal you hired, and (let’s not forget!) your legal software. You bill hourly, and collect a retainer against your billing.

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Guide to Purchasing Legal Time and Billing Software (Part 3 of 3)

Easy Soft specializes in making life easy for lawyers, our Technical Support Team and Business Analysts can introduce you to further administrative efficiencies you haven’t thought of—and won’t immediately discover.

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Guide to Purchasing Legal Time and Billing Software (Part 2 of 3)

software training, software setup, and practice customization. Today, we’ll discuss how an all-inclusive package is mandatory for even the most technologically savvy of attorneys and law firms.

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Guide to Purchasing Legal Time and Billing Software (Part 1 of 3)

Legal software purchasers beware! The sticker price of a software package may look like a bargain. But if you base your choice of law office billing software on price alone, your final costs may add up to an unpleasant surprise.

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How to Handle the Uniqueness of Legal Time Management (Part 3 of 3)

In the last post, we talked about how efficient billing is more important in the legal business than any other industry. This is true because of the frequency of billing and collections disputes, and because of ethics practices (the legal bar can put a spotlight on your billing practices).

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What Makes Legal Time Management Different From the Rest (Part 2 of 3)

It’s been documented: legal fees are harder to collect than fees for most other industries. With fees commonly climbing into the six- and seven-figure ranges, it’s not uncommon for clients to be either unable or unwilling to pay.

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Customized Invoices through Legal Billing Software

Quite possibly, the most important part of utilizing legal billing software is handling invoicing. In order to provide a professional looking invoice, as well as an accurate invoice, the legal billing software in use should be able to provide customization options so the law office can send out exactly what…

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Security Concerns and Legal Billing Software

As computers are now being used for just about every business function, and hackers are prevalent in just about every industry, security is always a concern for businesses. In some industries, such as the legal profession, security is even more important, especially when utilizing legal billing software as part of…

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The Importance of Conflict Checking and Legal Billing Software

The Rules of Professional Responsibility are a key part of ethics that oversee the legal profession. A major part of adhering to those Rules is that an attorney generally cannot represent two clients who have competing interests, which could potentially compromise how an attorney can represent their client effectively. By…

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UTBMS Codes and Legal Billing Software

In every industry, there are best practices that should be followed. This often includes the utilization of different industry codes and acronyms in order to keep information organized and industry compliant, as well as have an office work as efficiently as possible. The legal field is no different and no where is this more important than tasks related to law office accounting and legal billing software.

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Information to Gain from Legal Billing Software Reviews

When a law office decides to purchase legal billing software to help track billing, payments and accounting, it is a major decision that will affect key functions related to the financial health of the business. There are a number of different ways to ascertain information about the different legal billing…

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Flexibility in Legal Billing Software

The use of legal billing software is an important part of record keeping, automating redundant tasks and tracking billing, payments and overall office accounting. It is important, however, that the legal billing software in use at a law office is flexible enough to make adjustments as the law office adapts,…

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Automation Through Legal Billing Software

Automating redundant tasks is a great way to save time and avoid potential errors that can occur when a manual process is in place. This can be done for anything from billing to payroll. Using software with a business-specific focus when available, however, can be an even better solution over…

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