Chinese Versions of UTBMS Code Sets Now Available!

The UTBMS (Uniform Task-Based Management System) codes used in legal ebilling have been created by numerous different bodies, and most were created with consideration of the American legal system. This makes the codes difficult for global users because in some cases (i) they don’t fully understand the English documentation and (ii) they don’t understand the American legal terms used in the codes.

To better support global users, the LEDES Oversight Committee has undertaken a project to translate the UTBMS Code sets from English into the following languages: Chinese (simplified); Spanish (traditional); Arabic; Portuguese (traditional); Russian; Japanese; German; French; and Italian. Each set of translations has been professionally created and then reviewed by LOC members in these countries to ensure the translations provide better guidance in terms of the legal processes described.

This project has been fully funded by the LEDES Oversight Committee and represents the biggest financial outlay of the organization since our formation. To support this project please consider joining the LEDES Oversight Committee.

More information on the translations can be found on