Two subcommittees have provided work product for ratification. The Ebilling Subcommittee has proposed revisions to XML 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2.  More on this effort can be found here. The IP Subcommittee has proposed a new UTBMS code set for Patent Prosecution matters.  More on this effort can be found here.  The public comment period for […]

The LEDES Oversight Committee (“LOC”) has a project underway that could solve some significant law firm ebilling problems.   Let’s talk about the problems.  A law firm’s time and billing software is set up to capture the date an invoice (i.e., a paper bill) was generated. But with ebilling, that is only the first step. The biller must

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There is no change this year in the composition of the LOC Board of Directors. President – Jane A. Bennitt, Global Legal Ebilling, LLC Vice President – Cathrine J. Collins, Legal Systems Automation, LLC Treasurer/Membership – Jim Hannigan, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP Secretary – Nadia Strobbia, Thomson Reuters Standards – Nicholas Puschak, Mitratech

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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

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