I have been appointed by the LEDES Oversight Committee to lead a new effort to reconsider the timekeeper positions used in the LEDES invoice standards.
The project originates from the LOC’s commitment to extending the LEDES schema to support the billing of eDiscovery services. You may recall that the LOC released eDiscovery Task codes in 2011. Earlier this year the LOC released revised Activity and Expense Codes, another project led by me, that considered not only changes necessary to support eDiscovery but also changes needed across all of legal.
Like the Activity and Expense Code effort, the timekeeper revision project will look at changes necessary to support eDiscovery and also global legal needs associated with timekeeper positions. We have a small group of volunteers to staff this effort. I have timekeeper position considered by the Jackson Review project and the subcommittee will be reaching out to colleagues in different jurisdictions for suggestions for inclusion.
It is also expected that the LOC’s Timekeeper Attributes Standard ratified in 2007 will be updated as part of this project. More information on the Timekeeper Attributes Standard can be found here.
Look for more on this as the effort proceeds.