If you want to take your billing education to the next level, I recommend starting by reviewing some billing examples. The first set of legal billing examples, I would suggest looking into would be “Take My Law Examination Cheats.” These are full-color bookmarks that feature a picture of an attorney with his or her initials displayed prominently at the bottom left-hand corner. The bookmarks are perfect for passing out as you walk into a law firm for your first meeting with a prospective law student. As you’ll see, these bookmarks will really jog up the excitement and can help you keep your cool when the lawyers show up for your initial appointment.
Another excellent example would be “Let’s Learn Some Law.” This book contains an example exam on how to take a drug evidence test, complete a fingerprinting, and much more. In the example exam, the first page features an explanation of the standard legal tests that the lawyer will likely have to take. Then, each of the following pages explains the procedures involved in taking the drug evidence test, completing the fingerprinting, and so on.
One excellent resource I’d recommend looking into would be “The ABC’s of Legal Billing.” This is a great little book that features all sorts of legal billing examples. It also has an entire chapter dedicated to taking the legal billing test. In this chapter, the book tells the story of a young associate who is required to take the legal billing exam before he can continue to practice law. Reading through this example can really put your mind at ease as to how the legal billing process works.
If you’re a law student, I highly recommend that you check out “Taking the Bar Exam: A Practical Guide to succeeding at the Bar Examination.” This book is chock full of great law school reading material, including legal billing examples. It’s written by one of the most recognized legal professionals in the country, so you know it will be good. And like the previous example book, the book comes with practice tests and complete step-by-step guides to passing the bar examination. This book is definitely a must-read for any aspiring law student.
A quick trip down memory lane would be “Federal Courts and the Legal Process” by Jack Swartz. While the Federal Courts may not always be the best place to take a training course, this book is chock full of useful information about what to do in these courtrooms. Also, this book was written by one of the top lawyers in the country, so you know it’s solid. The chapters are organized by topic and include a glossary of legal terms and a detailed explanation of how various aspects of the law are defined and what they mean. The reason I like “Federal Courts and the Legal Process” so much is because it feels like Swartz sat down and wrote each chapter just for the Federal Court judges. It’s very professional and thorough.
Another example of legal billing examples is “The ABC’s of Electronic Medical Records.” This book focuses on electronic medical records, or EMRs. If you’re a medical biller, this book will benefit you a lot. It includes a glossary of medical terms, electronic medical records, and explanations of each term. For example, there’s an explanation of why it’s OK for patients to change addresses after going to a new doctor.
One of my favorite legal billing examples is “Medical Terminology: A Practical Approach,” by Donald L. Neyer. This book is aimed at medical professionals who deal with terminologies in the medical world. It contains a glossary of medical terms, a lot of diagrams, and even has a chapter on how to set up an office and a section on legal issues. It is very good for medical students, as well as legal professionals. It’s a quick read, and there’s lots of exercises to take advantage of when learning medical terminologies.