Thank you once again to Rocket Matter for sponsoring iPhone J.D. in November. Rocket Matter sells legal practice management software for small to mid-size firms. The software is online, so you can use it on a PC or a Mac to track your time and manage your clients and matters.
Last month I told you a little about the new Rocket Matter app for iPhone. This month, I want to mention a free ebook that Rocket Matter is offering to all attorneys, even those who don't use Rocket Matter. Attorney Michael Moore, who is the CFO and VP of Business Affairs for Rocket Matter, wrote Ridiculously Remarkable Legal Billing: How Better Billing Practices Improve Your Law Firm and Your Life. This book is in PDF format, and is only 60 pages with a font that is large and easy-to-read on your iPad. It only took me about 15 minutes to read the book, but it is full of helpful tips for any attorney in private practice — i.e., any attorney who bills clients. The book starts with reminders on the importance of billing timely, something that all of us know in our hearts even if we don't always practice what we preach, and then offers great tips on improving billing practices.
Some of the tips offered in the book I have heard before in other seminars I have attended, such as the Pomodoro Technique, but other tips on capturing time were new to me. I must admit that I have often been a victim of what Moore calls "timesheet sudoku" — the (often unsuccessful) attempt to recreate a day when you failed to keep track of your time contemporaneously.
So for some free, good tips on improving your billing practices, click here to get the ebook. You can learn more about Rocket Matter at their website, and don't forget that you can download the free Rocket Matter iPhone app on the App Store: