I was looking at the list of presentations and found this gem:
Cost Recovery: How To Effectively Recover Client Costs:
As costs associated with Internet- and equipment-based client services continue to pile up for law firms, technology is keeping pace to help firms recoup these costs and prevent an adverse effect on profitability. Effective cost recovery systems must manage these billable charges – everything from Internet research to printer, fax, phone and copier activity – from the minute they’re incurred all the way through billing and reimbursement. This session explores what law firms should look for when selecting a cost recovery system, with an emphasis on intuitive, easy-to-use hardware options, seamless integration with financial systems and elimination of administrative headaches.
In my firm, we don’t charge for copies, faxes, or phone calls. Maybe at this presentation, I’ll learn how to turn my normal overhead into thousands of dollars of profit. I’m sure my clients will love me for it — especially if I tell them I am using “intuitive” and “easy-to-use” hardware that “seamlessly integrates” with my financial systems and “eliminates my administrative headaches.”