What is LEDES?
The Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standard is an electronically billing file format. The LEDES file format is typically used by law firms for billing if required by one of their clients. It is abbreviated LEDES and is usually pronounced as "Leeds".
LEDES billing could be tedious, but CaseFox legal billing software makes it easy (perhaps the easiest amongst all other software). In fact, other than entering a few additional pieces of information such as law firm Id, client matter Id, no additional steps are required to generate LEDES Billing. CaseFox further simplifies the process by allowing you to generate LEDES invoices for all cases and clients with one click and then download all generated files in a zip. Multiple LEDES formats for the same client can be combined in one file so that there is only one file to upload to your client’s billing system. CaseFox also supports LEDES validation for specific client LEDES billing rules.
For example, a client may specify certain activity codes that can be or cannot be used with certain task codes. The invoice will be rejected by the client’s system if these validation rules are not followed. CaseFox can enforce proper validation of time entries according to the client’s requirements. CaseFox also allows custom task/activity/expense codes.
CaseFox comes preconfigured with ABA task and activity codes. Custom codes can be added easily and preconfigured lists can be extended with ease. CaseFox LEDES format features go beyond everyone else in the industry. You can configure validation rules to ensure proper codes are used by staff in time/expense entries to prevent invoices from being rejected by your client’s billing systems.
A LEDES format invoice (including task and activity codes) is automatically generated when you create an invoice (and can be downloaded from Dashboard or the listing of invoices in the Invoices tab of client or case – simply click on the LEDES icon next to PDF and Word icons). LEDES invoice file is a text file that can be uploaded to your client’s electronic billing system. See Getting Started for instructions for generating invoices. CaseFox also generates invoices in various other formats such as PDF, Word, Juris and ESIS Advocator. LEDES invoices generated by CaseFox can be uploaded to the client’s billing management system such as TyMetrix 360 using LEDES Billing. CaseFox can also generate LEDES files suitable for Serengeti LEDES SpeedPost Upload. Bulk download of invoices also supported to help you save your time.
With CaseFox legal case management software, generating and downloading invoices for a large number of cases takes only a few minutes. CaseFox can also generate separate LEDES invoices for fees and expenses.
To generate valid LEDES 1998B invoices, please ensure read this article : How to Create LEDES Billing Invoice OR LEDES Billing Invoice
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