If you’re considering using Amicus Attorney’s Time Entry Assistant for your law practice, here are a few tips. You should know the Billing Activity Codes, Calendar, and Time Entry Assistant settings. Also, keep an eye out for new features in the coming months! You’ll be glad you’ve chosen Amicus! In this article, we’ll discuss how to customize each of these settings and more!
Amicus Attorney’s Time Entry Assistant
Amicus Attorney’s Time Entry Assistant is a powerful tool that identifies time entries that are missing in your documents. You can access it via the Tools menu. It will help you create time entries by providing you with the timekeeper, activity code, and billing rate. In addition, you can use the Time Entry Assistant to limit the manual input of time and billing rate. This tool also bills the entries automatically based on default settings. This means that if an entry has no timer set, Amicus Attorney will assign a default fee to it.
The Time Entry Assistant also comes with a mobile version for iOS and Android. While it lacks several functions that are found in the desktop version, the mobile version is an excellent choice for handling outgoing calls. Although incoming calls are not timed automatically, they can be recorded manually by clicking the plus sign. This means that you can capture revenue that you would otherwise have missed with this feature. The Time Entry Assistant is available for current Amicus Attorney customers who have upgraded to v20.
Billing Activity Codes
In Amicus Attorney, the billable hours are divided into tasks and segments. Each segment is labeled Activity. The billable hours should all have a code, and the codes in the Activity segment should be all zeros. To assign a timekeeping task, click the Start typing button, then select the file from the list. Then, click on the file icon to select one or more files to be assigned to that time entry. In addition, you can also search for tasks and choose from a list of Activity Codes, Task-Based Billing, and Timekeeper Categories.
In Amicus Attorney, each time entry must include an activation code. Otherwise, the time entry cannot be posted. This feature does not work with RTG Bills because it does not recognize non-billable time entries. However, you can record non-billable time by creating a matter and assigning a zero billing rate. The activity code must match the one in RTG Bills. However, if you use both programs, you will save time by using a single database.
Amicus Attorney provides legal scheduling and case management. It manages all aspects of case management, from deadlines to tasks, and helps you stay organized. This calendar helps you add custom events, attach files, links, and notes, and assign each to a firm member. Its various views allow you to make changes quickly and easily, while its reminders feature allows you to set time intervals. You can even create reminders that come with email messages.
The Calendar of Amicus Attorney supports both observed and statutory holidays, and it defaults to your country of practice. Observed holidays are not counted as business days for Time Entry statistics and the Date Calculator, but the calendar view is updated daily by your Daily Checks. If you practice in a jurisdiction with statutory holidays, the calendar view will be updated accordingly. It also allows you to create a custom calendar.
Time Entry Assistant
Amicus Attorney Premium Edition features a new Time Entry Assistant that helps you keep track of billable hours. It automatically detects unposted time entries, allowing you to add them easily. It also supports custom billing rates, discounts, premiums, and more. You can also automate the process of posting time entries by limiting manual input. Time Entry Assistant also automatically bills entries based on default settings, and identifies missed hours.
When using Amicus Attorney, you can select the date range for time entry. Then, sort the list by matter or client. You can also remove non-billable items to capture more billable time. The system also supports bulk time entry, and it has filtering options to eliminate non-billable items. By identifying missed revenue, you can create a time entry from all the emails sent and received by others.
PCLaw Amicus link
Amicus Attorney timekeepers can post their time entries directly to PCLaw. They can also import their time entries from Amicus via the Team Administrator’s link. The Amicus link can be configured to post to a centralized server or a station per attorney. The centralized setup is the recommended way to sync Amicus and PCLaw timekeepers.
Amicus Attorney helps lawyers manage their practice. It manages deadlines, appointments, and tasks for a lawyer’s entire firm. The intuitive calendar allows you to track changes and keep track of all your contacts in one place. It’s like having the ultimate To-Do list. The Tasks module is fast and allows for editing in place, so you can easily keep track of important deadlines and tasks.