Legal Bill Audit Blog

Attorney Douglas Richmond has written several scholarly articles on the subjects of attorney ethics and legal billing.   In Professional Responsibilities of Law Firm Associates, 45 Brandeis L. J. 199 (Winter 2007), Richmond expresses the view that attorneys who overbill their clients often will rationalize away their deceptions to clients that what they are doing is not stealing, but is “borrowing.” ...

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It seems so simple.  All an attorney has to do before a legal bill goes out is to review it for accuracy and make any necessary changes.  In fact, the ABA Task Force on Lawyer Business Ethics very succinctly instructs attorneys in its Lawyer’s Responsibility in Preparation of Invoices  that “The lawyer responsible for billing should review each invoice to ensure,...

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Probably not much at all except that you can say that both are in the business of delivering service. As such, both can be called ”vendors” of services although most attorneys bristle at the use of the term when applied to them. These thoughts passed through my mind one Saturday as I was driving home...

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Electronic filing or "e-filing" of documents with state courts  is sweeping the country. If it is not yet in your state, chances are that it will be soon. Here is a list of the status of e-filing in state courts in the states. Preceding the implementation of e-filing programs, seminars and written material have been...

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