The Ethics of Timekeeping and Lawyer Billing


Is it a challenge for your firm to track billable hours and get paid for all of your work? You are not alone. Recent studies show that lawyers frequently under-report their billable hours, leaving millions of revenue dollars on the table, often because they have to "reconstruct" their time using referenced emails, appointment calendars and create and revise dates on documents. One 2016 study found 95 percent of responding law firms stating that time leakage -- billable time not booked, billed or collected -- was a problem.

In the face of this, e-billing is growing dramatically at law firms. Trends indicate that:

Efficiency is increasing, shortening the average days to pay cycle.
Accuracy is increasing, reducing rejection rates.
In this course on e-billing, you will learn:

Ethics rules applicable to e-billing
Why e-billing will continue to be a critical component of litigation cost containment and is increasingly a requirement of corporate legal departments, and
Recommendations for how your firm can embrace and benefit from an e-billing implementation

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Thought provoking. Thanks.

Great presentation, very concise and pointed

I never understood why clients do not like block billing, until I took this course. Excellent insights!

Touched on all the right issues.

Very interesting to read what I understood was the case and also what I try to accomplish in my own billings practices

Great presentation on a topic no one likes to talk about or acknowledge is going on.

I haver never worked in a large firm and found this presentation informative. Being able to download a pdf of the slides would have been helpful.

It was great.

Good topic.


This course is no longer available for purchase.

Course InformationHighlights
  • Interactive program
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Ethics credits
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.