State Court Rules Updates for February 2013

Arizona The Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure are amended effective January 1, 2013. NEW — The Arizona District Court amended its Local Rules effective December 1, 2012. Colorado NEW –The Colorado District Court amended its Local Rules effective December 1, 2012.   The Colorado Supreme Court has proposed revisions to CRCP 45.  The comment period is closed. … Read more

California State Court Rules Changes for February 2013

Check SmartRules for the latest updates to the California Rules of Civil Procedure. Here is a brief update of what is new in the California courts.   The Central District of California has amended its Local Rules effective December 1, 2012. The Northern District of California adopted e-discovery guidelines effective November 27, 2012.   The Southern District of … Read more

Can This Software Help You Bill More Hours?

Whether you run your own legal practice or are a partner or associate, you know how easily you can become bogged down keeping track of clients, projects, and billable vs. non-billable hours.

And for many attorneys, time management is a daily struggle.

How can you possibly make phone calls, respond to emails, log your expenses, meet with prospective clients, litigate, and still have enough time to actually do work?

More and more, time management software has begun to provide attorneys like you with better ideas for how to get it all done in less time… which can translate to earning more in less time.

However, there are many time management and project management solutions available today, and it can be difficult to know which to choose. Every online business management system seems to have its strengths and weaknesses, depending on the needs of the company or individual using it.

For example, some software is excellent in encouraging intra-company communication, and is helpful with staying on top of tasks, but offers little or nothing in the way of keeping track of time spent. Likewise, there are other programs that allow you to bill for your time with one click of a mouse, but aren’t helpful in assigning and communicating about tasks.

The need for a more integrated practice management solution has led many to shun their old organizational systems and search for a more complete business management tool.

And this one, it seems, does it all.

It’s called Bill4Time. (Free Trial available here.) This “Web-Based Time Billing Software” does everything from tracking billable time, to managing client data, to creating invoices. The software also integrates with QuickBooks for more easier, and more convenient accounting.

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