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, […]
LEDES Oversight Committee Standards Board Member David Nelson reports: For all law firms that conduct civil litigation in England and Wales, Lord Justice Jackson delivered a keynote speech at the Law Society’s Civil Litigation conference yesterday (Thu 21st April 2016) regarding the new Bill of Costs and the J-Codes. The text of Lord Justice Jackson’s speech
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
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,
The final version of the ratified UTBMS standard for Governance Risk & Compliance is now available. See here for more information.
The IPMM Invention Disclosure Schema has been ratified by the LEDES Board and is now available for use. See here for more information.
There are some important new pages available on ledes.org. Information on the new Model Form Bill of Costs for England and Wales can be found here and can also be accessed through the menu under Jurisdictional Specific Standards. We have added a permanent page (here) that provides links to articles and postings on the
Recently Law360 published an article which mentions the proposed LEDES IPMM Invention Disclosure Schema. Read more here.
The Jackson Steering Committee has issued a press release on the J-Codes for England and Wales. Jackson Steering Committee – J-Code Press Release
The LEDES Oversight Committee (“LOC”) has endorsed the new UTBMS Litigation Code-set for use in England and Wales – the EW-UTBMS J-Code-set. Created by the Jackson Steering Committee for use within the judiciaries of England and Wales, the release of these codes marks the first stage in the Steering Committee’s objective to develop a new model-form