Pre-Bill Review

When billing your clients, it is always a good idea to review your Work in Progress (WIP) to make any adjustments prior to billing.

This article will walk you through how to review these items prior to billing. 

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Pre-bill Review Workflow

Step Action How? And what is important to know?

Enter time

  • You must create timecard entries to start accumulating unbilled balances for your client.
  • For fixed fee and contingency matters, you can still enter timecards for internal time-tracking purposes.
  • Internal time entries are marked as Non-billable and will not display on the invoice.
  • See Add and Manage Time Entries and Tracking Time with the Timesheet and Timers for steps to learn how to track and enter time.

Enter expenses

  • Tracking expenses is essential for reimbursement.
  • Understand, differentiate between, and manage the two types of expenses: Soft Costs and Hard Costs.

Access and Generate the Pre-Bill Report


Present or Deliver Pre-Bill

  • After downloading the Pre-Bill to your device, either take a print or email it (outside of the CosmoLex system) to the responsible party for review.

Review Items on Pre-Bill

  • Each page will have unbilled time and expense entries specific to a matter.
  • Mark-up Pre-Bill or take note of the ID# of items that need to be changed.


Make Appropriate Edits

  • Learn how to edit time and expense cards.
  • Use the search filters on the right side of the Time/Expense tab in Activities to locate a specific item by date, client, timekeeper, or the Index# as mentioned above.

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Updated on January 5, 2023

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