Entering Time

Modified on Sat, 27 Aug 2016 at 11:35 AM

1. Click on "Clients" tab and then "Add Client" link next to the search box to create a new client. Click on the "Add Case" link on the right side tabbed pane (or click on "Cases" tab and then the link "Add Case" next to the search box) to create a new case. Under the "Staff" tab, next to the search box, find "Add Staff" link to create a new user. You may also create clients, cases and users from shortcut links on the dashboard. Then on "Cases" tab, in "Grant Access/Set Rates" tab, you will find a listing of all users of your firm. You can grant access to selected users by checking the check box (automatically saved upon checking/unchecking). You may also enter different hourly rates of selected users for this particular case. 
2. Select a case and on the right hand side pane, click on “Add Note (Time/Expense)” link. 
3. Select the staff user on the top of the “Add Note” screen. Select date/time and enter hour/min or tenth of hours (in final PDF or LEDES invoices, hour/min will be converted into fractional hours (e.g., 1h 15m will be showns as 1.25h). Amount will be automatically calculated based on the hourly rates of the selected user. Alternatively, you can also enter an amount in the amount box (if you are entering an expense - same process as entering time - you will need to enter the amount in the amount box instead of entering hours/minutes). 
4. Check “Billable” if this note needs to be included in an invoice. You may hover the mouse pointer on edit/checkboxes to get help text. 
5. Check “Expense” if this is an expense. For billable expense, check both "Billable" and "Expense" checkboxes. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for more information. 
6. Enter service performed (500 characters max). The text in this box will be used as a line item in an invoice. 
7. Optionally, you may enter a private note (500 characters max) in the private note box. This text is for your eyes only. This text would help you recollect case events later on. 
8. You may also enter a document url or local drive file path. You may upload a document to your google docs account, copy the document url from the browser URL bar and paste in "Attach Document Link." 
9. If this client requires invoices in the LEDES format, enter UTBMS task code and activity code/expense code (or select from the dropdowns). 
10. Save. The note should be listed in the list below. 
11. After entering one or more notes, you may generate an invoice. 

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