TurboLaw Time and Billing version 3.08 has just been released, and although this is a relatively minor release, we still made some improvements that we’re sure you’ll appreciate. Probably the biggest improvement in this version is the addition of an explicit Write-Off Bill button to the “Edit Bill” window. By clicking this button, you can write off the balance of a bill that you know you’re not going to collect payment for.

Additionally, we’ve improved the way the “Void Bill” button works when you try to void a bill which has been partially paid – now you’ll be prompted to either remove payment and void the bill, or simply write-off the remaining balance on the bill.

We’ve also added a new merge field for use in bill templates called “balance as of last bill.” This field allows you to show what a client’s balance was as of the date of their previous bill. This field is different from the “previous balance” field, which shows what the client’s balance was immediately before the current bill. So now you have the choice of how you’d like to show previous balances on your bills – you can add this field to your bill template by customizing it.

Finally, we also improved the way TurboLaw Time and Billing handles flat-fee items when exporting bills to LEDES format.

As always, we hope you enjoy this new version of TurboLaw Time and Billing and welcome any feedback or comments you might have.