How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay (Paperback)
Since the publication of the second edition of How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay, new technologies have emerged in timekeeping and billing to help you more easily prepare bills that are clear and informative to your client. It is written by veteran attorneys who have each been a partner in smaller "Main Street" law practices, and who have had the opportunity to use all the tips in this book. This new edition and expanded edition of a practice-proven guide updates and expands on the tactics covered in previous editions to help you draft and format easy-to-understand invoices for your client, making them more likely to pay--on time and without complaint. Along with samples of effective bills and related forms, the authors of this book guide you on how to: - Build the lawyer-client relationship- Focus on the initial client activities that set the stage for successful billing - Communicate value- Establish fees and budgets using billing technology- Utilize timekeeping technology to keep good records- Put the commandments on drafting bills into action.
Mark A. Robertson is a partner in the law firm of Robertson & Williams in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he represents businesses and the families that own them. He is a past chair of the ABA Law Practice Division, currently represents the division in the House of Delegates of the ABA, and is a Fellow of The College of Law Practice Management. J. Harris Morgan was a giant of law practice management, having lectured and led Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars throughout the country. He was honored with the Harrison Tweed award for his CLE work by the ABA Practicing Law Institute Consortium on CLE. He lived in Greenville, Texas.