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Be in the Know About Your Opposing Counsel

Jim Patillo’s three-part article series on case evaluation provides some very worthwhile tips regarding the factors that affect the “value” of a claim: specifically, venue, opposing counsel, and witness credibility. In Part Two of his series, Patillo focuses on the importance of researching opposing counsel. In his opinion, it’s one of the very best ways […]

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Does a Legal E-Billing System Deliver Real Savings?

Often the argument comes up against E-billing that it is seen as a waste of time. Your current setup, while not perfect, works well enough. Many legal and insurance claims departments see the changeover as a hassle that’s not worth the time or energy spent, in the end. It’s understandable. You’re busy enough with everything […]

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Legal eBilling: There’s Value in those UTBMS Codes

The Uniform Task Based Management System (UTBMS) is a series of codes used to classify the legal services performed by a law firm in an electronic invoice submission. The codes are broken out into time codes, activity codes, and expense codes. Time codes include phase codes to describe the phase of work performed; task codes […]

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Why Your Legal Ops Vendors Should Practice Agile Methodology

“Agile describes an approach to software development under which requirements and solutions evolve through a collaborative effort. It advocates evolutionary development, early delivery, and continual improvement, and it encourages rapid and flexible response to change.” Wow, that was a mouthful. Let’s break it down and discuss why the pivot to Agile software development is important to your Legal […]

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The Dangers of Inefficient Matter Management

The business of matter management – keeping track of the cases, documents, witnesses and invoices that are an integral part of your department’s day-to-day operations – has changed dramatically over the last few years. What was once an arduous, labor-intensive process is being revolutionized by matter management software – tools and solutions that maximize productivity, […]

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