Monthly Archives: September 2016

LEDES Oversight Committee To Disrupt Ebilling Status Quo

At our mid-year Member’s Meeting, the LEDES Oversight Committee announced that the time has come to identify and address issues and deficiencies with legal ebilling.  As a standards organization the LOC Board recognizes that the we can recommend but not force standards.  Once we have quantified issues experienced by law firm and law department users, subcommittees will be formed to recommend solutions and standards.  We plan a publishing campaign to influence public opinion and create a demand for better solutions.

We look forward to working with our members to effectuate change.

Check back from time to time for more information on this exciting project.

Are you interested in participating in this effort?  The LEDES Oversight Committee is one of the best association bargains in legal.  Use the Join the LOC feature in the menu to join today.

ILTACon Roundup

We are just back this week from the ILTA conference, where the LOC held our mid-year meeting and a panel discussion on “Why UTBMS Isn’t a Waste of Time.”

The UTBMS session was interesting and our panel of experts provided great insight as to how UTBMS is used in electronic validation of invoice submissions, budgeting, invoice review, reporting and in the business intelligence platforms.  One interesting take away is that when clients customize UTBMS, the custom codes need to be mapped back to general codes by the analytics provider in order for the data to be used in benchmarking.  Our thanks to Philip Downey, Jack Thompson, Margie Sleboda and Doug Ventola for all of their great insights.