ILTA Summer Conference, August 2023

The LEDES Oversight Committee is exhibiting again this year at ILTACon, look for us at booth #2005.
In addition, I will be speaking at a session on Monday Aug. 21st at 11:00 in Southern Hemisphere IV Ballroom for the LOC entitled “The Future of Legal Ebilling.” We are using the opportunity to discuss the LEDES API, version 2 of which is very close to posting for public comment and then ratification, as well as the testing platform that LOC is putting in place for 5 years to test API connections from Law Firm systems (sending invoices and other collateral, providing info (like rates), requesting information (like rate approval status), etc.) and from the ebilling vendor systems (to receive invoice files and other supported information, to reply back with information requested, or to acknowledge receipt information uploaded to their system).
As soon as this version of the API is ratified, our attention will turn to completing the API test platform, which we are offering to test the API connections made by both law firm systems and ebilling vendor systems. The platform will be available for a period of five years at significant cost to the organization. Our intention is to see that the API is developed as we intend, and operationally standard across vendor systems.
Imagine, a standard that is actually standard!
Lots going on that really could change legal ebilling as we know it today. If you can’t join us at the session, stop by our booth. And if you’re not at the conference, consider joining the LOC to support our financial commitment to this project. Membership is only $95 per year.

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