Time Tracking with the Weekly Timesheet

One of the nice features that you have available when you use Quickbooks in your Law Office, is the built in time tracking feature. We teach attorneys, paralegals and office staff to record their time and use that to generate bills for clients, track time spend on administrative tasks and to track non-billable time.  Using the extensive reports … [Read more...]

Cannot Open QuickBooks – Errors When Opening

Over the past couple of weeks, I have had more than a handful of clients call because there QuickBooks won't open.  Either it will error out when you try to open it, or it will ask you to log in and then it will present you with an unrecoverable error.  The error is pretty cryptic, and does not give you any real hint as to what is causing the … [Read more...]

QuickBooks for Attorneys Book on Sale

In celebration of back to school time, we have our best selling book, Law Practice Accounting Using QuickBooks and Law Practice Accounting Using QuickBooks for MAC, on sale for $10.00 off the regular price. Order on or before August 31st to save and get a head start on getting you firm's books in order before the crunch of the end of the year.  The … [Read more...]

QuickBooks® 2013 Update R7 is Available

We have just learned that Intuit has released a new update for QuickBooks® 2013 - R7.  We recommend all users install this update. According to Intuit this updates makes that following changes - Resolved multiple issues related to encryption/decryption errors QuickBooks® introduces Maintenance Alerts - these alerts will keep you informed … [Read more...]

QuickBooks® Keeps Asking for a Password Change

I have had a few calls this month regarding QuickBooks® requiring password change every day.  This is different form the 90 day password reset that all users get, this appears to be happening day after day.  It seems somehow the user account that you are using is damaged.   I have seen this happening across multiple versions of QuickBooks®. While I … [Read more...]

Client Trust Accounting for Attorneys

It is the lawyers' responsibility to maintain accurate and complete client trust accounting records for any monies held in trust for a client. Many lawyers use QuickBooks® to track their time and operating bank account activities, but are unaware that they can use it to track client trust accounts. I have worked with hundreds of lawyers and small … [Read more...]

Creating Accountants Copy of QuickBooks®

QuickBooks® has a built in feature that allows you to create a copy of QuickBooks® that you can give to your Accountant called, aptly enough, the Accountants Copy. You send the Accountants Copy to your accountant so that they can work on it making journal entries and end-of-year changes.  Meanwhile you can continue to use your company file to do … [Read more...]

Schedule Backup in QuickBooks®

This week alone I have had two people call me asking me how to restore a QuickBooks® backup file.   One call was the result of a computer crash, the other has no idea what happened, it just stopped working.   Unfortunately for both of these callers,  the last backup they had was in early March when they made one for their CPA.  So all of the work … [Read more...]

QuickBooks® 2013 R6 Now Available

We have just learned that Intuit has released a new update for QuickBooks® 2013 - R6.  We recommend all users install this update, especially if you are one of the users that suffered from the Unexpected QuickBooks® crash issue that we mentioned a few days ago. According to Intuit this updates makes that following changes - Resolved … [Read more...]

QuickBooks® 2013 Closing Unexpectedly

Over the last few days i have had a number for clients contact me because QuickBooks® 2013 for windows had shut down right in the middle of doing something.  People seem to see different messages and errors, but they are all doing the same thing.  There seem to be a number of people that have experienced a similar problem - QuickBooks® just shuts … [Read more...]