Compliance Challenges Facing Law Firms Today
Recorded On: 04/14/2021
Hear from experts as they discuss challenges that law firms are facing today when taking on new, and interacting with existing, clients. They will review the evolution of law firm billing, including — processes, e-billing, outside counsel guidelines and technology. You can gain best practices to help guide you through the compliance tasks that impact various teams within the firm. Also, discover how you can leverage improved processes and technology to increase revenue and enhance client relationships.
- Identify common challenges facing law firms related to compliance with client billing guidelines and rules.
- Discuss the history of law firm billing practices and growth of e-billing.
- Develop best practice processes across the finance team for improving compliance.
Laurie Blackhurst, Business Consultant, brings a diverse background to Aderant as she lends more than 20 years of experience in accounting, billing, practice group leadership, administrative services and technology to a portfolio of clients from Am Law 100 and Am Law 200 accounts. Prior to Aderant, she worked as a Client Services Manager for a business support services provider for financial, legal and professional services for firms worldwide. Blackhurst implemented and assisted firms with process improvements for billing and collections departments to improve firm’s overall revenue.
Angela Huffman, Business Consultant, brings a diverse background to Aderant. She shares her 20 years of experience in accounting, billing, administrative services, technology and project management for a large law firm. Prior to Aderant, she worked as an E-Billing Coordinator, managing over 120 e-billed clients with outside counsel guidelines. During her tenure, she assisted in establishing best practices for the back office as well as paved the way to have the much needed position created for an Intake Specialist.
Kate Titchenal, Business Consultant, brings a diverse background to Aderant with over a combined 12 years of experience in billing, finance, supervisory and administrative positions for an international supply company. Prior to Aderant, Kate held positions as an E-Billing Coordinator and Supervisor, managing over 100 e-billed clients and outside counsel guidelines within a large energy and insurance litigation firm that covered over 13 locations across the United States. She was able to put together an e-billing team and provide best practices to streamline and manage the ever growing outside counsel guidelines and ensure compliance within the firm.
CLM Application Credit: None
CLM Application Credit for Functional Specialists: Yes
CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes
CLM Recertification Credit: Financial Management