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IP Invention Disclosure Schema to be Updated

The LEDES Oversight Committee Board of Directors has authorized the creation of a subcommittee to consider updates to the IP Invention Disclosure Schema.  Robin Hunziker, who spearheaded creation of the original standard, is leading this effort. A draft version of the proposed revisions can be found here, as well as a link to a survey […]

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Book/eBook Available on Using M&A Codes

A new book on using the Mergers and Acquisitions Codes is now available.  Authored by Aileen Leventon and Jenny Ann Horst-Martz, who led the effort to create the M&A codes, this modestly priced resource illustrates how the codes can be used to help price or evaluate fees and value of a matter, identify where you […]

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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, January 16th 2018 at 10:00 a.m. 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 […]

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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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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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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.