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4 Best Practices to Manage your Billing Guidelines

The next time that you find yourself among legal administrators, try this:

You say, “Billing guidelines.”

Wait for it – you are about to hear a collective groan, that is almost guaranteed, if you are in the company of this fine group of legal professionals.

The reason for this reaction is completely understandable.

After all, billing guidelines, often a subset of the notorious Outside Counsel Guidelines (OCG), have become a pain point for law firms in recent years, due to the increased scrutiny taking place on the client side and the sheer volume of unique guidelines that firms are expected to manage.

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Do You Know How Much Revenue is at Risk at Your Firm?

If you don’t know the answer to how much revenue is at risk at your firm (or how to get it), you’re not alone. The fact of the matter is, most firms are struggling with compliance issues with Outside Counsel Guidelines (OCG) and the financial fallout due to rejections, reductions, appeals, payment delays, etc.

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Outside Counsel Guidelines: The Key Issues Faced by Today’s Law Firms in Managing Billing Compliance

Bob Karau is the Manager of Client Financial Services at Robins Kaplan LLP. In the following post, Bob explores the topic of Outside Counsel Guidelines and how today’s firms are challenged with addressing volume, complexity and technology in order to achieve compliance. Outside Counsel Guidelines(OCG) have been standard practice in the agreements between law firms