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Billing Guidelines: How Your Law Firm Increases Compliance AND Profitability

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: ALA Legal Marketplace
By: Gabriela Isturiz, Co-Founder and President, Bellefield Systems and Jane A. Bennett, Founder, Global Legal Ebilling

Most firms are losing revenue because bills are not in compliance with Outside Counsel Guidelines (OCG). This has a direct impact on your bottom line, as non-compliant bills lead to rejected invoices. Learn how to stop leaving money on the table with a few simple strategies to increase OCG Compliance.

Learning Objectives:

• What you need to know to effectively manage Billing and outside Counsel Guidelines (OCG)
• How to maximize profits by managing OCG and billing guidelines
• Strategies to reduce write-offs through OCG and billing compliance


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Gabriela Isturiz
Gabriela Isturiz

Co-Founder and President, Bellefield Systems

Gaby brings over 20 years of experience as a computer engineer in business technology consulting, software development and systems integration. She has devoted her past 17 years to the legal technology vertical and has worked with over 100 law firms, including top 50 AmLaw firms– the largest firms in the world such as Meyer Brown, K&L Gates, DLA Piper, Reed Smith and Eversheds among others.

Gaby is the Co-Founder and President of Bellefield, a Pittsburgh based Legal Technology Company devoted to creating mobile solutions for law firms and professional services corporations. Within the last three years, and only 7 years since its founding, Bellefield has grown triple digits every year and has over 800 clients world-wide. Bellefield's flagship product, iTimeKeep, has been recognized as the #1 Mobile Time Entry Solution for attorneys for five consecutive years.

Prior to Bellefield, Gaby was Co-Founder and President of eBillingHub, the leader in electronic billing for law firms. While at eBillingHub, she was responsible for the operations and strategy of the company, driving a growth of 500% in two years to finally position the company for sale to Thomson Reuters. Before eBillingHub, Gaby was the Director of IT at one of the largest Pittsburgh insurance defense law firms.

Jane A. Bennett
Jane A. Bennett

Founder, Global Legal Ebilling

With more than two decades of hands-on experience in implementing collaborative client and outside counsel solutions, Global Legal Ebilling founder Jane A. Bennett is a subject matter expert in the creation and deployment of collaborative case management, ebilling and contract management solutions.  Jane's specialty is global ebilling.

Prior to forming GLE, Jane was a manager with Hildebrandt Baker Robbins.  Previously she was the Director of Data Services at TyMetrix where she was the company's first employee.  During her tenure at TyMetrix, Jane was directly responsible for or assisted in creating many of the systems and prcesses which led to the incredible success of TyMetrix in its first decade, including, most notably, developing the business model used today for legal ebilling.

In 2016 Jane returned as President of the LEDES Oversight Committee, a position she filled previously for eight years.  She is the principal author of the LEDES XML standard.  She led the LOC's efforts to update the UTBMS Activity and Expense Codes used in ebilling, spearheaded the revision of the Timekeeper Classifications used in legal ebilling and led the LOC's review of the Knowledge Management UTBMS Codes.

Jane is currently leading the LOC's "Disrupting the Ebilling Status Quo" project focused on idnetifying issues in ebiling today and determinig  how the LOC can address these problems.


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