All About A Shameless Plug or Just Providing Information?

Before I started writing this blog, I carefully checked out what the “experts” had to say about writing a blog. One thing I read that made sense was to not use your blog as an advertisement.  Rather, make it a place where people will come back to for information rather than to be sold something.

So it is that over the years, I have always followed that advice. I have tried to make my blog on the “art and science of reviewing legal bills” and related litigation management issues a place where people will come back to for information.

But now I want to talk about a new legal bill review venture I have undertaken which I believe to be rather unique. While some will undoubtedly call it a “shameless plug” and say I am deviating from my stated goal, I choose to take the high road and call it continuing to provide “information” about reviewing legal bills.

And the information I am providing is on the referenced in one of the sidebars (actually called “widgets” in blogshpere).  The reason that I am doing so is that I have had many people call or e-mail me asking about what is up with this “” business? So to answer everyone at once, I will explain “what’s up” with Continue reading

Some “Shortcuts” to Take in Reviewing Legal Bills

In conducting my seminar “Reviewing Legal Bills Like a Pro©” for insurer claims staffs who review legal bills, I always note that there are three important and co-equal billing issues that need to be considered when reviewing every billed for task a legal bill.  I also note that each of the issues must be considered in a set order and I emphasize that it takes time to properly review legal bills.

Because so many insurers just like the rest of corporate America are trying to get by with fewer employees, it should come as no surprise that all employees are looking for shortcuts to take to help them ease their workloads.  Thus it is that I am often asked by adjusters if there are any shortcuts they can use in reviewing legal bills.

I always respond that there are some “shortcuts” they can take which will save them time.  I will cover two of those shortcuts in this post. Continue reading