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Proactively Manage Your Outside Counsel

September 06, 2020

invoice review legal operations billing guidelines in-house

Avoid a situation like the one encountered by Chicora Life by regularly refreshing your billing guidelines and implementing invoice review.

We can help – our robust invoice review program begins by refreshing your billing guidelines and implementing a line item invoice review process to ensure compliance with the guidelines.

In addition to showing hard cost savings of 8% and more, we’ve helped improve relationships between in-house teams and their law firms by enabling those in-house teams to spend less time reviewing invoices and more time focusing on the relationship.

Block billing, in which lawyers aggregate multiple smaller tasks into a single block entry. Such billing can inflate total hours billed to a client by up to 30%, the suit says, citing information from a State Bar of California arbitration advisory on detecting bill padding.

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