Law Office Management Tips

LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT TIP #1 CREATE A LIST OF OVS NUMBERS
OVS Numbers should be kept on a list together with the corresponding case number and client name. For you and PDS to try to identify this information after payment is extremely difficult and time consuming. In the VISTA system, the Vendor Invoice Number is the OVS Number so if you have a list of OVS Numbers then you can immediately identify the clients and cases paid on state warrants. An example of a form you will find useful in keeping a listing of OVS Numbers is listed below in a PDF format and Excel Format. You can add to or modify the form to fit your need.
 
LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT TIP #2 OVS VOUCHER
You should keep a copy of the printed voucher in the client's file.
 
LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT TIP #3 TIMEKEEPING SOFTWARE
 Here are links to articles that describe and compare various timekeeping programs.
 
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LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT TIP #4 ACTUAL TIME
The 1987 case of Frasher v. Ferguson sets forth that panel attorneys may be compensated only for hours actually worked and expenses actually incurred.