Beyond the Billable Hour: A Practical Guide to Alternative Fee Arrangements

Discover how offering alternative fee arrangements complement your client service and benefit your bottom line. The billable hour is inefficient and prone to abuse…and...

Welcome to Dumb & Dumber LLP

If you rely on hourly billing, you might as well go ahead and change your firm’s name to Dumb & Dumber LLP. So says...

Is the Billable Hour Obsolete?

It has been criticized as inefficient, needlessly punitive, and susceptible to abuse. Law students are warned about it. Attorneys have called for its death...

7 Steps to Fixing Your Legal Billing Problem

Instead of immediately trying to get your firm to Level Five proficiency with billing, concentrate on advancing one level at a time. Establishing good...

How Legal Billing Practices Can Differentiate Your Firm

Time and billing is, conceptually, the direct conduit between the legal work being performed and the client. As such, the time and billing function...

Which Law Firm Wins the Business?

Let's say, a business needs some assistance prosecuting a simple trademark application, she will likely search for qualified lawyers to work with. Assume she’s...

Your Legal Billing Problem Needs to be Solved Yesterday

The future for the uninformed law firm looks bleak not just on the competitive landscape. The nature of revenue growth is in jeopardy. Historically,...

Legal Billing: The Five Levels of Success

We’ve taken observations from thousands of law firms, extracted some criteria, and constructed a simple scale of billing effectiveness. Typically, we see law firms...

How Bad is Your Legal Billing Problem?

Over the past six years we’ve worked with thousands of law firms. These firms vary widely in terms of size, practice area, and geographic...

14 Legal Billing Rules

The following post concludes the series on excerpts from our free e-book, Ridiculously Remarkable Legal Billing. Better billing practices improve your law firm and...