Attorney Billing Software and Service

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Handling Advance Payments from Clients

Most states consider money paid by a client in advance of billed attorney fees or costs (often referred to as “a retainer”) to be client money.  Many states require that client money be deposited into a trust account or escrow account and that law offices carefully account for money disbursed from the client trust or

Client Retainers History and Current Use

The issue of legal retainers in the United States has a long and complex history dating back to Colonial days with Peter Stuyvesant’s first call for fair practices in 1658. A quick review – and a dramatic read – proves that the issue of billing and payment between lawyer and client has been a timeless

UTBMS and LEDES Legal Billing

 For years, there was a sense of legal billing getting lost in translation; clients, insurers and others who typically incorporated attorneys and legal services into their business models found themselves confused. The more detailed the invoices, the more overwhelming it became. By the time the 1990s arrived, The American Bar Association, along with other groups,