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The Law Firm Billing Problem in 2021


In a report earlier this year, Smokeball CEO Hunter Steele discovered that modifications in communication model, doc creation, and sheer complexity of billing necessities have created an setting requiring very totally different follow administration instruments than these used 20 years in the past.

Hunter and Smokeball US President Ruchie Chadha will delve deeper into this subject in a free CLE session for TECHSHOW attendees: Solving the Small Law Billing Problem.

Attendees will study why they might be billing for under a fraction of their time spent, why correct time monitoring is simply as necessary for mounted charge and contingency legislation companies as it’s for many who invoice hourly, and the right way to get better a mean of two extra billable hours per day. This CLE can be offered reside on Wednesday, March 10 from 12:00 – 12:30pm EST.

In addition to our CLE presentation, we’ll offer 4 extra unique discovering possibilities to TECHSHOW attendees:

  • Two on-demand Tech Toks – “How Automatic Time Tracking Will Increase Your Profitability – No Matter How You Bill” offered by Senior Account Manager Alison Lupel, and “Strengthening Communication and Collaboration in Your Law Firm” offered by Training Manager Javier Rodriguez-Martin
  • Two probabilities to see Smokeball in motion and take part in reside Q&A with our Micro Demos: one specializing in Smokeball for private harm attorneys, and one specializing in Smokeball for household unit legislation. Check your TECHSHOW schedule for extra particulars!

In the meantime, learn on for an excerpt of Hunter Steele’s report, “The Small Firm Billing Problem,” and make sure you download the full report to learn more.

Multiple large-scale research have proven that charge earners in small legislation companies are billing, on common, solely 2.02 hours per day. The first time I learn one among these research, I dismissed the stats as some sort of advertising ploy. Lawyers are at all times speaking about reaching billing targets and filling out time sheets, and the bulk I communicate with are working 10+ hours per day. The research should be mistaken was my evaluation.

After the second and third studies got here out saying the identical factor, I made a decision to dig in myself. I set about to grasp two issues. First, is that this true? And then, whether it is true, why is that this the case and, extra importantly, what’s being achieved about it? Is there actually a small legislation agency billing drawback?

The deeper I dug into this matter, the extra individuals I spoke with, the extra knowledge I crunched from 1000’s of small agency charge earners, the extra intrigued and the extra passionate I turned. Fast ahead two years and it’s not solely my very own obsession however the obsession of all the group at Smokeball.

It appears there was a transparent drawback. Small legislation companies and their employees play a vital position inside our communities, but on common, they had been billing for under 25-30% of their day. How are they to provide a great service, produce good results, employ staff, and build a great business when there is a fundamental problem with the unit economics of what they do?

We look ahead to seeing you on March 10th to additional focus on this subject!


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