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Managing Pre-Bills

Challenge: 

Murchison & Cumming LLP attorney billing was expanding, so did the firm's level of pre-bill edits.  However, the firm only needed the additional accounting support during the very limited pre-bill cycle – not enough to justify the hiring of another employee.  Furthermore, the firm felt that having their attorneys enter their own edits was not an efficient use of the attorneys’ time, and preferred that the attorneys edit by hand and send their invoices to the word processing group to be corrected.

Solution: 

Two LawDocsXpress team members were trained in the Murchison & Cumming accounting system and the pre-bill editing process.  Handwritten edits were provided to the LawDocsXpress team members each month to ease the pressure on the employees entering the pre-bills.

Impact: 

The firm was able to staff to normal workload levels and reduce the stress on the employees performing pre-bill edits.  At the same time, the firm was able to avoid bringing on another employee until there was sufficient work beyond the pre-bill peak period to justify an additional hire.