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 […]
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
Update: The standard has been ratified and now available here. From Subcommittee Chair and LEDES Vice President Cathi Collins: The Error Codes Subcommittee of the LEDES Oversight Committee is pleased to put before the membership Phase 1 of the proposed Standard Error Codes for public comment. The need for these codes has been apparent to
The 2019 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, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis Secretary – Nadia Strobbia, Thomson Reuters Standards – Nicholas Puschak, Mitratech
We have updated our web site to include a menu item called LEDES Education, which provides links to videos posted on our YouTube channel. If there is a legal data exchange topic you would like to learn more about, you can suggest additional videos here.
The LEDES Oversight Committee is pleased to announce that we have added instructional videos to our YouTube Channel on how to create and edit LEDES 98B and 98BI files. Featuring our Standards Director, Nicholas Puschak, these videos provide instruction for people new to legal ebilling on how to get started. These videos join our earlier
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that forum functionality, intended to facilitate ebilling problem solving and information sharing, has been added for member use only. With membership in the LEDES Oversight Committee costing only $95 USD/year, this new benefit makes membership a bargain!
Aileen Leventon and Jenny Anne Horst-Martz, long-standing contributors to legal industry initiatives, have written another practical book on how to get the most out of using UTBMS codes. Legal Value Track is for both law firms and their clients, to advance the goal of developing a shared understanding on the value of particular legal services. Legal
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
A new book on using the Mergers & Acquisitions UTBMS Codes is now available. Authored by Aileen Leventon and Jenny Ann Horst-Martz, 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 are in the matter/plan budget, identify out-of scope