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Frequently Asked Questions



General Questions


What are TimeNet Law's system requirements?

Is TimeNet Law a stand-alone application?

How does TimeNet Law's networking work?

What backup systems is TimeNet Law compatible with?

Does TimeNet Law have a built-in backup feature?

Is TimeNet Law a one-time fee?



Questions About Features


Does TimeNet Law perform conflict of interest checks?

Can I control how my invoices look?

Can TimeNet Law create invoices for all of my clients at once?

Does TimeNet Law have spell checking built in?

Can I import my data from my previous billing system into TimeNet Law?

Can I split billing between multiple parties?

Can I organize and bill my clients by group?

Can I track origination?

Can I bill my clients with contingency billing?

Can I bill my clients for flat fees?

Can I set and track budgets for my client's matters?

Can I schedule automatic deposits to a client's retainer?

Can I create LEDES invoices?

Can I give users different permissions within TimeNet Law?

Is there an iPhone or iPad version of TimeNet Law?

Can I use TimeNet Law for scheduling?

Can I use TimeNet Law for document management?

Can TimeNet Law integrate with QuickBooks?

Can TimeNet Law print checks?



Guides


Networking Guide

Backup Guide

Restoring from a Backup (Time Machine or Other)


General Questions


What are TimeNet Law's system requirements?

TimeNet Law will run on any Mac with Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Some features require Mac OS X 10.6 or later.



Is TimeNet Law a stand-alone application?

Yes. TimeNet Law runs locally on your Mac, and all data is stored locally on your Mac. You can also choose to share your database via local networking or a syncing service such as Dropbox or OneDrive.



How does TimeNet Law's networking work?

TimeNet Law can operate in a networked environment by sharing its database with other users via a file server, a shared folder, or a syncing service such as Dropbox.

TimeNet Law does not need to be installed on a server computer, and there is no server license to buy. Simply tell TimeNet Law to work on a network, select the location for its database, and all copies of TimeNet Law will be automatically synced.

More information can be found in the Networking Guide




What backup systems is TimeNet Law compatible with?

TimeNet Law is compatible with Time Machine, and all other known 3rd party automatic backup solutions.



Does TimeNet Law have a built-in backup feature?

TimeNet Law automatically backs up its database once a day — this frequency can be changed in Preferences. TimeNet Law backups are time and date stamped and stored locally on your computer. If you are running TimeNet Law in a networked environment, each computer running TimeNet Law will save its own redundant backups.

TimeNet Law is also fully compatible with Time Machine automated backups and many other backup services.

More information can be found in the Backup Guide




Is TimeNet Law a one-time fee?

TimeNet Law is a one-time fee, and includes a 1 year update and priority support plan. After your update plan expires, you can continue to use your existing version of TimeNet Law for as long as you'd like — you will never be locked out.

Renewing your update plan will give you access to another year of new updated versions of the software and priority support.

Any modules purchased for your firm only need to be purchased once, and will be available to all copies of TimeNet Law running on your network.


Questions About Features


Does TimeNet Law perform conflict of interest checks?

Yes, TimeNet Law allows you to track associated, conflicting and neutral parties, and performs automatic conflict of interest checks.



Can I control how my invoices look?

Yes, TimeNet Law allows you to customize how your invoices look. You can set the font, add a logo or text header, control which columns appear, and choose exactly what information will be displayed on your invoices.

You can also customize columns, headers and footers, and more on a per-client basis.



Can TimeNet Law create invoices for all of my clients at once?

Yes, TimeNet Law's Billing Center will show you all work in progress, and allow you to bill for everything at once.

You can also use date filters, timekeeper filters, group filters, client filters, matter filters and more to bill exactly what you want in bulk.



Does TimeNet Law have spell checking built in?

Yes, TimeNet Law has full spell checking built in — any fields where data can be entered will show misspelled words by highlighting them in red.



Can I import my data from my previous billing system into TimeNet Law?

We cannot directly read the databases of most billing systems, but if your old billing application has an option to export its data (into text, csv, excel, etc.) then we can most likely import it into TimeNet Law. There is a small fee for the import, and it can vary depending on how much data needs to be imported.



Can I split billing between multiple parties?

Yes — simply enter the parties into your matter settings, and set each party's percentage of responsibility for the billing. TimeNet Law will automatically generate multiple copies of the invoice for each party with the proper balance due, and can track payments* made to a single invoice by multiple parties/vendors.

*Payment application requires the Accounting Module




Can I organize and bill my clients by group?

Yes, TimeNet Law allows you to organize clients and matters into groups, and bill for just those groups. Reports also have group filters.



Can I track origination?

Yes, you can enter a percentage of revenue allocated to each timekeeper for work billed. This can be set at the client level, or by matter.

Requires the Report Module



Can I bill my clients with contingency billing?

Yes, TimeNet Law allows you to configure matters with full support for contingency billing, under many agreed upon arrangements.



Can I bill my clients for flat fees?

Yes, TimeNet Law allows you to set any task to an hourly rate, or a flat fee rate.



Can I set and track budgets for my client's matters?

Yes, TimeNet Law allows you to give each a matter a set budget. You can then see at-a-glance how close you are to reaching the ceiling of that budget, and respond accordingly.



Can I schedule automatic deposits to a client's retainer?

Yes, TimeNet Law lets you set up a client for auto-deposit. Simply select the frequency of deposit, amount, and whether the deposit arrangement has a cutoff date or continues indefinitely.

Requires the Accounting Module



Can I create LEDES invoices?

Yes, TimeNet Law has full support for LEDES invoice delivery, with the full set of ABA Task Codes built in.

Requires the Task Code Module



Can I give users different permissions within TimeNet Law?

Yes, the TimeNet Law Control Center allows you to set permissions for every user of TimeNet Law, including client- and report-specific permissions. The Control Center also keeps track of every change made in the system, when it was made, and who it was made by, for full auditing purposes.

Requires the Control Center Module



Is there an iPhone or iPad version of TimeNet Law?

A TimeNet Law mobile app for both iPhone and iPad is in development.



Can I use TimeNet Law for scheduling?

TimeNet Law does not have a scheduling feature. It does, however, integrate with Apple's Calendar app, allowing you to schedule meetings and other events for users through your shared calendars, and then import events and tasks from the calendar instantly into TimeNet Law to bill the client for them.



Can I use TimeNet Law for document management?

TimeNet Law does not offer robust document management. You can link files/folders to matters — these files will remain where they were on your hard drive, and are not brought into the TimeNet Law database. TimeNet Law remembers where the files are on your computer/server and allows you quick access to them.



Can TimeNet Law integrate with QuickBooks?

TimeNet Law does not have direct integration with QuickBooks, however any TimeNet Law report can be easily copy-pasted or exported into QuickBooks.



Can TimeNet Law print checks?

TimeNet Law does not have the ability to print checks at this time.




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