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Update on J-Codes and Model Form Bill of Costs for England and Wales

It is our understanding that as the judiciaries of England and Wales move ahead with the electronic form bill of costs, it is no longer required that attorneys use the J-Code task and activity codes when recording their time or in the new model form bill-of-costs itself (the nBOC).  HOWEVER attorneys are required to use […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Survey on J-Codes and Bill of Costs for England and Wales

To Firms That Conduct Civil Litigation in England and Wales From LEDES Oversight Committee Standards Director David Nelson Please be aware the Law Society’s survey on J-Codes and the new bill of costs has now been published and can be found here: http://communities.lawsociety.org.uk/civil-litigation/news-and-features/civil-litigation-news-and-updates/new-bill-of-costs-and-j-codes-take-our-survey/5055022.article. The survey is open until Wednesday 25th May and will help to […]

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Mergers & Acquisitions UTBMS Codes Now Available

The LEDES Oversight Committee is pleased to announce the ratification of a new Mergers and Acquisitions UTBMS code set. The new code set was originally proposed by a task force on legal project management within the ABA M&A Committee in 2015. The final code set ratified by the Board of the LEDES Oversight Committee in […]

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LOC Changes Membership Structure!

On January 29, 2016 the LEDES Oversight Committee members enacted a change to our membership structure. Previously membership in the LOC was limited to organizations.  An individual derived their membership in the LOC by virtue of working for a member organization.  Each member organization was able to designate one voting member, an alternate voting member, […]

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Proposed UTBMS M&A Codes Available for Public Comment

The LEDES Oversight Committee is pleased to announce that proposed M&A UTBMS codes, developed by a subcommittee of the ABA and provided to the LOC for review and endorsement, are available for public comment until Friday, 8 January 2016.  Click here for more information and a link to provide feedback.

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UTBMS Codes for GRC Now Available

The final version of the ratified UTBMS standard for Governance Risk & Compliance is now available.  See here for more information.

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Bill of Costs for England and Wales

There are some important new pages available on ledes.org. You are invited to provide feedback on the new Model Form Bill of Costs for England and Wales through 18 September, 2015 (here).  After the comment period closes, this page will be removed until the project team publishes their final standard.  This page can also be […]