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LOC Mid-Year Meeting Scheduled

The LOC mid-year meeting will occur during the ILTA educational conference, this year at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland.  Our meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, 22 August.  A meeting will also convene in London for members there.  If you are not in attendance at either location, the meeting […]

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2018 LEDES Board of Directors

Our 2018 Board has been seated.  Our leadership includes: President – Jane A. Bennitt, Global Legal Ebilling, LLC Vice President – Cathrine J. Collins, Legal Systems Automation, LLC Treasurer/Membership – Jim Hannigan, Fenwick & West, LLC Secretary – Daniel Bodnar, Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker Standards – Nicholas Puschak, Mitratech Regional Groups – Philip K. Knight, […]

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New API Subcommittee Forming

The LEDES Board of Directors has authorized the creation of an API Development Subcommittee, with Nicholas Puschak and Daniel Bodner serving as co-chairs. The subcommittee will develop and publish a software API that will enable direct application-to-application exchange of legal invoices and other information. The goal of this subcommittee is to define an industry standard […]

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IP Invention Disclosure Schema To Be Updated

The LEDES Oversight Committee Board of Directors has authorized the creation of a subcommittee to consider updates to the IP Invention Disclosure Schema.  Robin Hunziker, who spearheaded creation of the original standard, is leading this effort. A draft version of the proposed revisions can be found here, as well as a link to a survey […]

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Book/eBook Available on Using M&A Codes

A new book on using the Mergers and Acquisitions Codes is now available.  Authored by Aileen Leventon and Jenny Ann Horst-Martz, who led the effort to create the M&A codes, this modestly priced resource illustrates how the codes can be used to help price or evaluate fees and value of a matter, identify where you […]

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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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LOC 2017 Board of Directors

President:  Jane A. Bennitt, Global Legal Ebilling, LLC Vice President:  Valerie Milewski, Mayer Brown Treasurer:  Keely Kurtas-Chapman, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease LLP Secretary:  Daniel Bodnar, Thomson Legal Tracker Standards:  Nicholas Puschak, Mitratech Regional Groups:  Philip Knight, LSG Marketing:  Steven Cahill, Simmons & Simmons LLP

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Disrupting the Ebilling Status Quo

As part of our campaign called “Disrupting the Ebilling Status Quo,” the LEDES Oversight Committee posted a survey to collect feedback from the legal industry to identify issues experienced by each constituency participating in ebilling — vendors (of third party ebilling systems, ebilling administration tools or LEDES invoice generators, law firm practice management and timekeeping systems that create LEDES […]

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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, […]