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Frequently Asked Questions
Legal billing software is invaluable for legal teams and law firms to manage their workload efficiently and accurately. It helps attorneys plan, organize, invoice, and report legal activity.
Legal billing software is specialized timing software that provides legal teams insight into their overall legal billings performance and project plans for each case. This gives attorneys the ability to build better business strategies that lead to increases in revenue as well as smooth management of workflow.
For example, let's say a lawyer spends 4 hours drafting a contract for a client. Legal billing software can easily log those 4 hours as billable time, assign it to the client's account, and generate an invoice that accurately reflects the time spent on that particular task. This saves the lawyer valuable time and ensures they are properly compensated for their work.
Yes, legal billing software can help you track unbilled time and expenses to ensure nothing gets overlooked. With Filevines Legal Billing, you can easily capture and categorize all billable hours and expenses, including time spent on phone calls, research, and document preparation.
This information can be stored and Tagged inside your Filevine project, making it easy to review and ensure that all billable time and expenses have been recorded. Additionally, Filevine can provide you with automatic reminders to submit bills and alerts for any overdue invoices or unbilled time and expenses. This can help you stay on top of your billing and ensure you are getting paid for all your work.
For example, imagine you are a personal injury attorney working on a case that involves multiple billable hours and expenses, such as medical records, expert witness fees, and travel expenses. With legal billing software, you can easily track all of these expenses and ensure that they are included on your invoice to the client. Additionally, Filevines legal billing can provide you with reminders to submit the invoice and alert you to any outstanding or unbilled time and expenses. This can help you ensure that you are accurately and timely billing your client for all the work you have done.
Filevine Payments offers clients convenient ways to make payments directly from the case management system. Clients can pay via Credit Card or ACH transfers, providing them with flexibility and ease while ensuring on-time payments.
The optimal payment plan varies based on your clients' preferences and your firm's offerings. Filevine Payments provides the flexibility to accommodate various plans, whether it's upfront payments, hourly billing, or retainer-based models. You can customize payment plans to suit your clients' needs while ensuring seamless execution through Filevine's secure online payment platform. This empowers you to offer diverse options and empowers your clients to choose the plan that best fits their financial circumstances.
Yes, Filevine allows you to set up automated payment reminders for your clients. This ensures that your clients receive timely reminders about upcoming payments, contributing to improved on-time payment rates.
Yes, Filevines legal billing software can automatically generate invoices for your clients based on the time entries you enter. This feature can save you a lot of time and effort, as you no longer need to manually create and send invoices to your clients.
With legal billing, you can set up billing rates for each timekeeper, track the time spent on each task, and generate invoices based on that information. You can also customize your invoices to include your firm's logo and branding, as well as any additional information you want to include. This feature can help you streamline your firm's billing process and improve your cash flow by ensuring timely payments from your clients.
For example, let's say you are a Family Law attorney who has been working on a case for several months. You have been keeping track of your time and expenses inside of Filevine. You can generate invoices for your client based on the time and expenses you have entered. The legal billing software will automatically calculate the total billable amount and create an invoice that you can send to your client. This saves you time and ensures that you are accurately billing your clients for the work you have done.
Yes, Filevine's Legal Time and Billing software integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks, one of the most popular accounting software options for businesses of all sizes. With this integration, you can easily transfer data between the two platforms, ensuring that your financial records are accurate and up-to-date. Our QuickBooks integration allows you to:
- Sync client and matter information between Filevine and QuickBooks
- Automatically import invoices and payments from QuickBooks into Filevine
- Export time entries and expenses from Filevine to QuickBooks
This integration eliminates the need for manual data entry and reduces the risk of errors, saving you time and increasing efficiency. With Filevine's Legal Time and Billing software and QuickBooks integration, you can focus on practicing law instead of managing your finances. And the best part is, the integration process is simple and straightforward, even for those who may not be tech-savvy.
View our Quickbooks Integration page to Learn more.