Ratification of Error Codes Phase 1

We are pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the LEDES Error Codes have been ratified and are now available on this web site here.

Error Codes are a new type of LEDES standard established to provide a standardized structure to ebilling invoice errors.  The codes will serve to standardize the identification of LEDES file submission errors from system-to-system and client-to-client.

This effort is a direct response to comments by many of our law firm members who identified the often-times unintelligible error messages presented back by client systems as a serious pain point.  When adopted and implemented by software vendors, the LEDES Error Codes will significantly reduce the time spent tracking down error codes and rectifying billing errors (estimated to be upwards of 100 hours per billing cycle).

Vendors should add the associated code  to the end of their existing error message.  Example:

Duplicate invoice number [R401]

Let’s get this started!  Contact your vendors today — those whose systems create your ebills, as well as the third-party ebilling vendors that receive your ebills  — and request they implement these new LEDES Error Codes ASAP.