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Disrupting the Ebilling Status Quo

The LEDES Oversight Committee has issued a survey to collect feedback on issues that exist with ebilling as part of our campaign called “Disrupting the Ebilling Status Quo.”  The survey, open until April 1st, will identify areas where the LOC has an opportunity to create or change standards, offer training and to publish about best […]

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Annual Members’ Meeting Scheduled

Our annual meeting of members will be held on Tuesday, January 31st at 9:00 a.m. Eastern during the LegalTech New York conference. Wolters Kluwer ELM has graciously offered meeting space at the conference, in the Nassau Room on the 2nd floor the New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY.   You will […]

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London Regional Group Winter Meeting Scheduled

LOC Regional Group Director Philip Knight advises: The next London regional meeting will be held on Tuesday, 10th January 2017 between 11:00-13.00 GMT.  The purpose of these meetings is to provide a channel for dialogue and feedback to the LOC and a platform to air your views, pool your knowledge and experience, network with peers.  We can discuss […]

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LEDES Oversight Committee To Disrupt Ebilling Status Quo

At our mid-year Member’s Meeting, the LEDES Oversight Committee announced that the time has come to identify and address issues and deficiencies with legal ebilling.  As a standards organization the LOC Board recognizes that the we can recommend but not force standards.  Once we have quantified issues experienced by law firm and law department users, subcommittees will […]

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ILTACon Roundup

We are just back this week from the ILTA conference, where the LOC held our mid-year meeting and a panel discussion on “Why UTBMS Isn’t a Waste of Time.” The UTBMS session was interesting and our panel of experts provided great insight as to how UTBMS is used in electronic validation of invoice submissions, budgeting, […]

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Survey on J-Codes and Bill of Costs for England and Wales

To Firms That Conduct Civil Litigation in England and Wales From LEDES Oversight Committee Standards Director David Nelson Please be aware the Law Society’s survey on J-Codes and the new bill of costs has now been published and can be found here: http://communities.lawsociety.org.uk/civil-litigation/news-and-features/civil-litigation-news-and-updates/new-bill-of-costs-and-j-codes-take-our-survey/5055022.article. The survey is open until Wednesday 25th May and will help to […]

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Update on Model Form Bill of Costs in England and Wales

LEDES Oversight Committee Standards Board Member David Nelson reports: For all law firms that conduct civil litigation in England and Wales, Lord Justice Jackson delivered a keynote speech at the Law Society’s Civil Litigation conference yesterday (Thu 21st April 2016) regarding the new Bill of Costs and the J-Codes.  The text of Lord Justice Jackson’s speech […]

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Mergers & Acquisitions UTBMS Codes Now Available

The LEDES Oversight Committee is pleased to announce the ratification of a new Mergers and Acquisitions UTBMS code set. The new code set was originally proposed by a task force on legal project management within the ABA M&A Committee in 2015. The final code set ratified by the Board of the LEDES Oversight Committee in […]

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LEDES Oversight Committee Changes Membership Structure

On January 29, 2016 the LEDES Oversight Committee members enacted a change to the organization’s membership structure. Previously membership in the LOC was limited to organizations.  An individual derived their membership in the LOC by virtue of working for a member organization.  Each member organization was able to designate one voting member, an alternate voting […]

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Proposed UTBMS M&A Codes Available for Public Comment

The LEDES Oversight Committee is pleased to announce that proposed M&A UTBMS codes, developed by a subcommittee of the ABA and provided to the LOC for review and endorsement, are available for public comment until Friday, 8 January 2016.  Click here for more information and a link to provide feedback.