API v.2 Draft Specification Released for Public Comment

LEDES Oversight Committee is pleased to release a draft of the API version 2 for review by the public, opening the public comment period which will end on October 31, 2023..

The API is intended to enhance and automate system-to-system communication while maintaining historic detail and functionality standards.  It is based on data exchange and machine processing, not complex file exchange with manual (human) intervention.  The JSON objects and invoice automation design provide enhanced functionality.  Multiple objects support data exchange for invoice modification, status reporting, and payment documentation for automated invoices as well as parsed LEDES 98BI and XML 2.2.x format files.  The remaining objects, such as business, vendor, matter, and timekeeper objects, provide the basis for the production and management of automated invoices.

Information on the specification and related documentation is available here.  

In addition, the LOC will present two webinars on the API v.2 draft specification:

  • Monday, September 18, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern:  LEDES Oversight Committee API V.2 : Automated Invoice Creation.  To register for this webinar, click here.
  • Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern:  LEDES Oversight Committee API v.2 : Invoice Actions.  To register for this webinar, click here.