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4 Leadership Qualities that Peers Admire

August 13, 2018: Blog, Running Your Business

  What makes a leader great? It sounds like a simple question, but it’s one that’s difficult for many to answer objectively. Collective wisdom says great leaders are important. Why then, is greatness so difficult to pin down? It actually isn’t. It’s simply something we don’t know that we know. It’s difficult to put into […]

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How Clients Find Lawyers Online

August 9, 2018: Blog, Legal

  Even today, there are a few lawyers out there who don’t believe the internet will help them get clients. Luckily, the majority of lawyers do believe it, and it’s a good thing they do because that IS where clients are looking.   Referral first, search second According to the ABA Journal, 38% of consumers […]

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10 Types of Alternative Fee Arrangements to Consider For Your Firm

August 8, 2018: Blog, Legal

  What’s the most upsetting part of billing? A fee dispute. Clients aren’t always happy with their bill. In their mind, there’s an abundance of law firms that can do the same things you do. It makes sense then that clients have become dissatisfied with the traditional “per hour model.” They want options. They want […]

How Shepherd Prewett PLLC Reduced Non-Billable Work By As Much As 50%

August 7, 2018: Case Study, Legal

  Shepherd Prewett PLLC is a Houston based boutique law firm. They specialize in all manner of civil disputes, handling civil litigation and appellate matters. They’re experts at:   Commercial disputes Oil and gas litigation Professional liability and malpractice claims Personal injury cases Appeals and arbitration Licensing and regulatory challenges   Originally this small six […]

[Webinar Recap] Essential Tools to Launch a Virtual Law Firm

August 3, 2018: Blog, Webinars

  On Wednesday, Amy Mann, Director of Content at LawPay and Garrett Sussman, Senior Content Manager at Bill4Time hosted a joint webinar to discuss the Essential Tools to Launch a Virtual Law Firm. The webinar lasted an hour and covered: Why Create a Virtual Law Firm? Practice Management Document Storage and Signing Compliant Online Payments […]

Release Notes: August 2018

August 2, 2018: Blog, What's New

The Bill4Time product team releases new and enhanced features, system improvements, and bug fixes several times per week. Organized by month, the Release Notes blog series will highlight all the changes we’ve implemented, so you can easily stay up-to-date on what’s new. If you have a question, feedback, or an idea – please leave a comment below! Take a […]

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How to Disconnect From the Firm and Be Present with Your Family

August 1, 2018: Blog, Legal, Running Your Business

  It snuck up on us. The expectations around work, the ones we’re used to, have changed. The phrase 9 to 5 is viewed as old-fashioned and outdated. A lawyer’s family is expected to wait.  Our friends and loved ones are supposed to take what they can get. This sounds wrong. It is wrong. Does […]

3 Ways to Be Productive During Your Commute

July 31, 2018: Blog, Clients

  Is commuting good for our health? Recent research would suggest that the answer is no. A study by  Erika Sandow et al. found that commuting is harmful for our health. Sandow goes a step further suggesting that commuting is harmful for our interpersonal relationships. It’s not as bad as it sounds.   The commute […]

Top 9 Legal Podcasts Worth Listening To On Your Commute

July 27, 2018: Blog, Legal

  Have you ever heard this saying? Knowledge is power. It’s trite and kind of cliché, but it’s also incredibly true. Knowledge gives you power, especially if you know how to use the knowledge you acquire. It’s so cliché in fact, that it’s taken for granted by most people. Attorneys have to grow continually. You […]

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3 Ways to Grow Your Standing at Your Firm

July 25, 2018: Blog, Legal

We all want it. Don’t we? The status and prestige that comes with success? With being significant? Express the desire to grow your standing out loud though and it’s viewed as vain. It’s the truth though isn’t it? Status is a good thing believe it or not. It’s a helpful tool that enables you to […]