EW-UTBMS Litigation ‘J-Code-Set’ for Use in England and Wales is Now Available

The LEDES Oversight Committee (“LOC”) has endorsed the new UTBMS Litigation Code-set for use in England and Wales – the EW-UTBMS J-Code-set.

Created by the Jackson Steering Committee for use within the judiciaries of England and Wales, the release of these codes marks the first stage in the Steering Committee’s objective to develop a new model-form ‘Bill-of-Costs’ for use by the courts in assessing costs to be awarded in litigation cases.

More information on this standard is available here.

Additionally, the Association of Cost Lawyers has published an article on the endorsement of the J-Codes by the LEDES Oversight Committee.  The article can be found here.

IPMM Proposed Invention Disclosure Schema Open for Public Comment

The LEDES Intellectual Property Matter Management (IPMM) subcommittee has begun a public comment period on their proposed invention disclosure schema standard.  More information on this can be found here, including a link to their introductory video (posted to the LEDES Oversight Committee’s YouTube channel), the schema, and a survey for the public to provide feedback on the proposed schema.  The survey will remain open until Wednesday, November 30, 2014.

LOC Members Meeting

A meeting of the LEDES Oversight Committee membership will be held on Thursday August 21st from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Central.  The meeting is being held in conjunction with the ILTA 2014 Annual Educational Conference at The Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN (Bayou E Session Room).  ILTA offers LOC members the opportunity to attend just the LOC sessions on Thursday and access to the Exhibit floor.

Another meeting will convene simultaneously in London (2:30 p.m. local time) to allow our UK members to take in the meeting as a group.  For more information on attending the London meeting, contact us using the Contact LOC form.

At the ILTA Conference, another LEDES session will follow at 10:00 entitled, “LEDES – The Proliferation of Jurisdictional Ebilling Requirements and UTBMS Code Sets” during which we will discuss the increased jurisdictional requirements for eBilling, the increase in UTBMS Codes in the past few years including efforts to create jurisdiction-specific UTBMS code sets like the most recent effort in England and Wales, how these impact law firms who eBill and legal organizations who mandate eBilling.