How can our law firm start accepting credit cards?

CosmoLex Team

Accepting credit cards helps cash flow, provides a convenient way for clients to pay, and gets rid of the time spent processing checks and applying payments. To start accepting credit cards, your firm should take the following steps. First, you need to decide on a credit card merchant. Be sure to keep in mind that accepting credit cards for law … Read More

What legal billing increment should our law firm use?

CosmoLex Team

Deciding on what minimum billing increment your firm should use can have a big impact on efficiencies. There’s no one right answer, but they each come with benefits and drawbacks[1]. When billing, lawyers will typically choose one of the following increments to track their time. If tasks take less time than a given increment, the time is rounded up. Keep … Read More

Should my law firm outsource our legal billing?

CosmoLex Team

Billing is an essential task for law firms, but doing it can take up valuable time. Studies show lawyers can spend up to an hour a day processing client payments and preparing and sending invoices[1]. To maximize billable hours, it can make sense to outsource legal billing. However, for some firms it may make sense to hire someone to handle … Read More

Can my law firm pass on charges for payment fees to my client?

CosmoLex Team

Accepting credit cards is a benefit to both your clients and your cash flow, providing an easy way to quickly take payment for invoices without requiring available funds or a mailed check. However, accepting credit cards comes with a service charge, usually ranging from 2-5%. For lawyers who are trying to maximize their profits, the question arises of whether or … Read More

How can I make sure my law firm gets paid?

CosmoLex Team

For a law firm to be profitable, it needs to be able to collect payments for work completed. Timely billing and accounting Law firms should ensure invoices are sent to clients on a regular basis, setting expectations and ensuring bills are received near when the work is completed. Descriptive line items should also be used to convey value and make … Read More