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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