In 2000 another ebilling standard, this time in XML, was ratified by the LOC. The new LEDES 2000 format contained much more information than the original LEDES 1998B format, and more fully accommodated the complex nature of fee arrangements between corporations and law firms. The LEDES 2000 format had minor corrections made in 2004 and […]

In 2004 a UK-based group called LITIG (Legal IT Innovators Group) proposed an ebilling standard for the United Kingdom’s legal service industry based on the LEDES 1998B format. After several meetings and consultation with LITIG, the LOC approved a beta international version of the LEDES 1998B format in 2005. The beta format was revised in

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LEDES 1998 was the first standard issued by the cross-industry consortium led by PricewaterhouseCoopers for ebilling.  The format documentation is no longer available.  The standard was quickly updated and replaced by LEDES 1998B. LEDES 1998B is  an ASCII, pipe delimited format containing 24 fields.  It is currently the most-widely used ebilling standard in the legal industry in

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