The Billable Hour: Bill Smarter, Bill More

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If you have ever struggled with billing, found yourself at the end of a stressful, busy day, or week, with nothing on paper to show for it, you are going to learn to bill smarter, bill more efficiently and, more importantly, bill more ethically. You are going to reclaim your lost time. If you want to bill more — and we all do — this book is for you.

If you are not capturing all of your billable tasks, you are losing time. If you are a law clerk, you are diminishing your likelihood for employment. If you are an associate, you are reducing your prospects for partnership. And, if you are a partner, you are not getting paid for all of the work you are performing. No matter what type of law you practice, if you bill by the hour, these tips and techniques will help you learn to bill more efficiently, and spend less time documenting your time and reviewing your bills, leaving you more time to perform more billable tasks. You can bill more, easily and ethically. You just have to learn to document your time contemporaneously in a manner that meets client criteria. This guide will show you how. You are doing the work. I want to make sure you get paid for it.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

INTRODUCTION
BILL ETHICALLY
BILL BY TASK NOT BY TIME SEGMENT
BILL IN BITES NOT BLOCKS
BILL MORE TASKS
BILL IN MORE DETAIL
BILL BY THE GUIDELINES
BILL ONLY BILLABLE TASKS
BILL MORE PARALEGAL TIME
BILL MORE BY KEEPING LESS
CONCLUSION
APPENDIX