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 […]

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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The Board of Directors has authorized the formation of a new IP Improvement Subcommittee whose charter explains their mandate as follows: Intellectual Property invoices are different than many other types of legal invoices in the sense that they are typically high in volume and low in dollar amount.  Those who review Intellectual Property invoices often

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A new subcommittee has been authorized to to review the processes currently involved in the preparation of timekeeper uploads and determine/document the issues stemming from this process. The subcommittee with then produce a recommendation for a new Timekeeper process that is operationally much smoother and less time consuming. The subcommittee was formed as an off-shoot

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The 2020 LEDES Oversight Committee Board of Directors 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, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP Secretary – Nadia Strobbia, Thomson Reuters Standards – Nicholas Puschak, Mitratech Regional

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In 2020 the LEDES Oversight Committee is focusing on usability.  In this regard, we are working toward releasing versions of the UTBMS code sets better suited for use in non-US legal proceedings, meaning that we want to create versions containing descriptive language as opposed to using US-oriented legal procedural terms.  Once this is complete, we

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The LEDES Oversight Committee has formalized an ad-hoc project to address situations where third party ebilling system processes are contrary to specifications in the LEDES format documentation.  Our goal is to work one-on-one with vendors to align their processes with the standards documentation, to eliminate exceptions and make legal ebilling less complicated than it is

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