Reflections on 2015: The Many Facets of “Engagement” at Bellefield

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on December 17, 2015 at 9:52 AM

The world's most innovative companies are not corporations driven by profit, but movements driven by a cause.” - Alexander Den Heijer

If you’ve been following this blog over the past few years, you know that we typically end the year on a note of reflection. As such, it has become apparent to me that each year at Bellefield has carried with it a certain theme.

In 2013, the theme was innovation, as we began to empower attorneys to work the way that they want to work, regardless of location or device. We introduced the importance of contemporaneous timekeeping and why the time entry “velocity” matters.

Law Firms: Don’t Confuse Subscription with SaaS

Posted by Daniel Garcia on December 15, 2015 at 7:50 AM

Software as a Service (SaaS) is taken over as the go-to model for purchasing software in most industries, including legal. However, legacy vendors offering a subscription model are often mistaken for SaaS vendors, leaving the customer without the critical benefits that define SaaS.


The modern law firm requires many different software platforms  and systems to achieve success, from time entry to client relationship management and more. As Software As a Service (SaaS) has started to become the standard, many legacy vendors have simply pivoted to a subscription model. What’s the difference? In this post, we’ll explore the difference between the two and the benefits of a true SaaS model.

Topics: Software as a Service (SaaS)

The History of Timekeeping And What Law Firms Can Learn From It

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on December 10, 2015 at 3:41 PM

Since attorneys started billing by the hour in the 1960s, time has been central to any conversation about billing. The need to keep time for hours worked has not changed, but the way that attorneys and law firms approach timekeeping has evolved dramatically over the years. In this post, we welcome Joe Bookman, founder of PinHawk, who has taken an active role in the evolution of timekeeping, to give us a firsthand account of how things have changed.

Topics: Time Entry/Time Keeping

The Real Benefits of Timekeeping and Real-Time Compliance

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on December 3, 2015 at 1:14 PM

Attorney time entry is one thing, but are those time entries accurate and in compliance with client billing guidelines.

Prior to founding Bellefield, my Co-Founder Dani and I founded and built one of the most successful eBilling companies to date. As you can imagine, our background in e-billing causes us to feel very strongly about billing processes within the legal industry. Our experience tells us this: the system is broke.

Topics: Real-time Compliance