FM06  - Financial Management

E-Billing: Value, Efficiency and Reduced Legal Spend?

Friday, August 23, 2013, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

While electronic billing has become increasingly common among corporate clients as they work to achieve efficiencies, cost savings and accountability in their outsourced legal work, the common perception among law firms is that e-billing systems are frequently inefficient and costly. Join this session to examine how law firms can address the challenges of electronic billing processes. Delve into the specifics of how to prevent and resolve the common issues of deductions to invoices, delayed payments and barriers to direct communication with the client.


  • Determine the steps to implementing an e-billing system in your law firm
  • Identify how to accelerate collections and improve realization with an e-billing system
  • Examine how to avoid client relation problems and recognize the red flags that can minimize collection potential

Audience: Attendees should have familiarity with law firm electronic billing processes.

75 Minutes * CPE Field of Study: Management Advisory Services * Audience: I

Moderator: Frederick J. Esposito Jr., CLM, Meyer Suozzi English & Klein, PC

Panelists: Craig Hartsuyker, JD, Farmers Insurance Exchange; Jean D. Jewell, CLM, Kelley Drye/White O'Connor