How Time Entry Compliance Gives Power Back to Attorneys

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on September 30, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Traditionally, when you think of the work that an attorney handles on a daily basis, you don’t think of billing. While an attorney is responsible for entering his or her time, the attorney might be entirely disconnected from billing rules and outside counsel guidelines in most firms. However, when an attorney does become engaged in this process, the effects are profound for both the attorney and the firm.

This traditional disconnect between the completion of work and billing is costly to the firm. Until now, there was not much that could be done to avoid this. However, time entry compliance (also referred to as real-time compliance) is a game changer for firms.

“Say, what?” How Real-Time Compliance Works

Topics: Real-time Compliance

Law Firm Timekeeping: Three Dirty Little Secrets

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on September 25, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Of the many functions that attorneys carry out on a daily basis to win clients and cases, timekeeping doesn’t get any of the glitz and glamour. After all, when young law students daydream about their futures as attorneys, they don’t typically conjure up images of rockstar timekeeping. However, that doesn’t make timekeeping any less important to the firm.

Although timekeeping has earned a reputation for being a painful task that attorneys and staff dread, it doesn’t have to be - thanks to these two truths of modern timekeeping:

  1. Mobile Timekeeping Apps now allow attorneys to enter their time in real-time, preventing the need for hours of reconstructive time estimating.
  2. Mobile time entry, by design, is meant to work the way attorneys work.  This means that the time entry process fits into the attorney’s current workstyle of being mobile and on the go. 

Topics: Time Entry/Time Keeping

Women in STEM: Overcoming Dyslexia to Pursue a Career In Engineering

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on September 11, 2014 at 8:35 AM

This is the second post in our Women in STEM series, as we continue to follow our passion of bringing awareness about women in legal technology. What could be better than finding this inspiration within our own team at Bellefield! This is the story of Kim Mann, Bellefield's Lead Software Architect. Kim's story has inspired us and we hope that it inspires you and all of the men and women you know. 

Topics: Women in STEM

What You Need to Know About the New ALA Business Of Law Conferences

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on September 8, 2014 at 10:39 AM

ALA has shifted from holding regional events with varying programs to a “traveling conference” which offers the same programming in various cities.  This year's conferences are being held in Portland, Chicago, Fort Worth and Philadelphia.

In this post, we discuss ALA’s new conference format with an expert's point of view on the subject, Janine Book, Pepper Hamilton's Office Manager.