The Problem with Reconstructive Time Entry

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on January 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM

In the legal world, everyone keeps time. But, how accurate are those time logs?

Has your firm ever measured the time elapsed between the time that the work was completed and when the time recorded? For most firms, the average is about 5 to 7 days.

Why does this matter? Well, because the longer it takes to record an activity the less you will remember. It will all even out eventually, right? Probably not.

Topics: Contemporaneous Time Entry, Time Entry/Time Keeping

New Digs: Check Out Our New Office

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on January 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM

The Bellefield team has exciting news to share with you - we moved! 

Since we started Bellefield a few years ago, we've been fortunate to experiece record growth and success in building iTimekeep into the most adopted mobile time entry solution for attorneys

But, we're not done yet.


6 Timekeeping Resolutions to Keep in 2014

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on January 27, 2014 at 7:30 AM

It may not be your favorite thing to do and it is certainly not the reason that you became an attorney, but timekeeping is an important part of gaining and maintaining your clients’ trust. The good news is that timekeeping doesn’t have to be painful or a source of stress.

In the following list, we’ve identified the 6 most important timekeeping resolutions that you should commit to this year.

Topics: Time Entry/Time Keeping

Why the CFO Needs to Be Involved in Vendor Selection

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on January 15, 2014 at 9:15 AM

As the CFO of a law firm, your attention is required on several competing priorities throughout the firm. As such, it is tempting to leave certain important matters, such as vendor and product selection, to the end users or IT department.  However, before you pass these decisions off to other team members, remember that vendor selection can have a direct impact on the firm’s profitability. 

Technology is changing law firms as we know them, presenting new decisions that can have a direct impact on revenue. Anything that impacts the law firm’s revenue should be of interest to the CFO. That’s why it should be the CFO’s responsibility to be involved when making these types of important or critical purchases. Now, more than ever before, the CFO needs to be involved with the vendor selection process to ensure that technology improvements are positioning the firm for future growth and financial success. 

Topics: Vendor Selection

Gen Y Attorneys: 3 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on January 10, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Gen Y, also known as Millennials, were born between the early 1980s to the early 2000s - a time of great technological change and innovation. Having grown up as “digital natives,” Gen Y has changed the workforce as we know it, embracing technology, mobility and location independence.

What does Gen Y mean for the legal community? While many law firms may still take a traditional approach to technology and productivity, Gen Y attorneys have different ideas and are helping to revolutionize the way that firms operate.

Topics: Gen Y

Innovation: What Does it Really Mean?

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on January 9, 2014 at 5:00 AM

A few months ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Businessweek. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, you can find it here. When the transcript of this interview was published, our team was chomping at the bit. We passed the link around to team members and added commentary via reply-all for a few days. While we pay special attention to any news in tech (especially a new IOS release, which directly affects our products), what fascinated us about this particular interview was the focus on innovation.

There is no argument that the term innovation achieved and has since maintained buzzword status many years ago. The challenge with using and understanding the term is that there are so many misconceptions about what innovation truly means.

Topics: Innovation