From Houston to Dallas to El Paso, one issue that unites attorneys in the Lone Star State is: we suck at billing our clients. I didn’t go to law school (don’t ask me how long ago) to learn how to become a bill collector, and my school certainly didn’t offer any law firm management courses. So, when and how exactly are we supposed to pick up on the finer points of invoicing?

In reality, many firm owners have to learn the ropes of receivables by trial and error (who doesn’t like a pun?). In that vein, here are some billing tips and tricks that I learned to help keep you in the black: