Is there any easy way to bill for emails? At the end of each month I spend way too much time trying to collect the 0.1s from the month. I go day by day with my emails, sent then received. It’s so boring and time consuming but I have never known an easier way (aside from entering emails daily, but I find that doesn’t work either because if you get multiple emails on a case in a day, you’d have to keep editing the entry.) F billable hours

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I feel it would be way easier/accurate to do that on a daily basis

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Enter your time contemporaneously?

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There’s an app called timebro which tracks it automatically. I don’t know what other software you use so can’t say for sure it will be helpful but worth checking out

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I’ve been wishing for something like this to exist! Thank you! I’ll check it out

You could block bill the 0.1’s noting the descriptions of the communication and noting the total emails sent back and forth (particularly if you’re throwing a minor discount). E.g. billing 0.8 for 10 emails sent back and forth

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I also use the end of month email billing to catch up on items I may have not remembered to follow up on. If the only answer is “bill contemporaneously” then maybe complete reading the original post before providing that response

I recommend you take a mini course on excel. It’s so useful for so many things. I use excel every day.

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Is this when you can’t do block billing?

I’m in insurance defense litigation, so I used to be able to easily exceed my hours because I was in court and depositions every single day. Since the pandemic, it’s like pulling teeth to meet hours because NYC courts are still mostly closed. So unfortunately every little 0.1 matters. Even when it takes more than 0.1 to enter the billing.

Ask assistant to do it daily or every few days for you

.2 emails to and from xxx regarding yyy. If the conversation continues over several days so do my time entries. If it’s more than four emails with substance then I increase to a .3 or .4

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