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Uniform Task-Based Management System

ABA Task Code Sets


Litigation Code Set

The System enables lawyers to budget and bill by litigation task, aiding client and counsel in understanding, managing and conducting litigations. It is intended to cover all contested matters, including judicial litigation, binding arbitration and regulatory/administrative proceedings.

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Bankruptcy Code Set

The Bankruptcy Code Set is intended for use on bankruptcy matters. It is derived from the code set published by US Department of Justice, Executive Office for the United States Trustees.

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Counseling Code Set

The Counseling Code Set provides flexibility in the Uniform Task-Based Management System. It is intended to capture time spent by attorneys in preparing and delivering general legal advice for all areas of law (e.g., tax, labor, corporate, regulatory, lobbying).

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Project Code Set

The Project Code Set includes all legal tasks performed for non-litigation matters of a similar task pattern. This Code Set can be used for transactions and for administrative filings with Federal and state agencies, and for stand-alone projects.

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Worker’s Compensation Code Set

The UTBMS Workers’ Compensation Code Set 2010 will serve both as an e-billing platform for task based budgeting and billing and a practice management guide.

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Mergers & Acquisitions Code Set

A task code set for budgeting and reporting time incurred by law firms in M&A transactions.

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Criminal Law Code Set

A task code set for Criminal Law including pre-indictment, pre-trial tasks, trial and appeal.

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Real Estate Code Set

Real Estate Code Sets including Real Estate Purchase & Sale, Real Estate Commercial Leasing, and Real Estate Finance Code Set Descriptions.

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