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Best of Bellefield: 10 Posts to Help Your Firm Win the Time Entry Battle

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on December 18, 2017 at 1:46 PM

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 Time entry at law firms or other professional services organizations is an obvious necessity, but do you know that it is more than a dreaded task required for billing? In fact, you might be surprised that it doesn’t have to be “dreaded” at all. In fact, time entry can be one of the most meaningful activities in your day, as its data can drive the strategic direction of the firm, maximize revenue and prevent money from being left on the table.

Are you ready to take a quick crash course on all things time entry? We’ve rounded up our most popular posts for you to explore and enjoy.

The State of Time Entry in Legal [Infographic]

In this infographic, we discuss how time entry directly affects your firm's financial performance, and how it can be used to leverage growth.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Timekeepers

If you haven’t read 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by best-selling author, Stephen Covey, you’ve at least heard of it. Read our contribution to the 7 Habits ecosystem.

The Problem with Reconstructive Time Entry

Today’s law firms cannot afford to let hard-earned billable hours slip through the cracks. That’s why timekeeping accuracy is crucial.

The History of Timekeeping and What Law Firms Can Learn

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.

The Art of Writing a Timecard: 6 Must-Haves

Review the tactical characteristics of the highest performing time entries at today’s top law firms.

The Case for Contemporaneous Time Entry: How Better Timekeeping Leads to More Billable Hours

In this era of 24/7 communication, client work is likely to be completed at untraditional times and places. However, if the attorney is doing work here, there and everywhere, how can they be sure that all of their time is being recorded?

Your Grandfather’s Time Entry is Hurting Your Firm

Even with the help of legal assistants, traditional time entry places a significant burden on the attorney.

6 Reasons Why Reconstructive Time Entry is Damaging your Firm

For many attorneys, time entry is a sore subject. However, it isn’t time entry that is the problem, but rather the way in which time entry is carried out.

Law Firm Timekeeping: Three Dirty Little Secrets

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.

How Bernstein Shur Improved Results Through Timekeeping

For Kat Joyce, shareholder at Bernstein Shur, her timekeeping habits were not just a problem for the firm, they were a problem for her.

What was your favorite post and why? Which do you think is most important for your colleagues to read? Share your comments below.

Topics: Contemporaneous Time Entry, mobile time entry

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