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Billable Hours Made Simple

Properly preparing billable hours is incredibly important - and often overlooked. In this course, you'll learn the importance of billable hours, how to calculate them, maintain efficiency, and exceed expectations at your firm

Doing so will not only improve your performance at your workplace but with your team and clients as well.

Included in this Course

  • CLE Credit (1 hour) in North Carolina

  • Step-by-step breakdown of how to properly calculate billable hours

  • Tips on how to stay focused and ensure your worth

  • Interactive quizzes to test test your learning after each chapter

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Course Agenda

Breaking Down the Billable Hours 

  • The importance of breaking down your hours needed on a daily basis because of staying on track with billing goals, not having to make up hours, and being overall more productive. Also, how to maintain consistent billing by having set hours every day consistently to have a steady flow of billable hours.

Insuring Your Worth

  • An in-depth explanation on how to ensure your worth on paper by billing the amount required, billing at least 10% or more than the required billable hours, and finding out from your superior what an exceptionally good amount of billable hours would be.

Learning the Guidelines

  • The importance of learning billing guidelines so you can be informed and be able to bill what the client will approve. Doing so will teach you how the client prefers their hours to be documented, and how to successfully support why certain hours were billed.

Lost Hours

  • An overview on how to avoid getting billable hours rejected for payment by the client - by being as detailed as possible. Understanding how to prevent lost hours will help you prevent your hours from being reduced by the client.

Staying Focused

  • An in-depth explanation on how to be as focused as possible on billing by managing time, having tasks written down, and minimizing distractions.


Check out what others are saying...

"An essential"

Patrick G.

"I really enjoyed this course - Bonnie was easy to listen to and very engaging. Fantastic course for those looking to learn the ins and outs of billable hours."


Meet Your Instructor

Certified Paralegal, Speaker & Entrepreneur

Bonnie Ruffin

Bonnie Ruffin has worked with plaintiff and defense attorneys since 1990. She has an Associate's degree in Paralegal Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She served on N.C. Board of Paralegal Association as Chairman of the Board and operated her own litigation company from 2003 to 2018.


  • How can I get support?

    We are here to support you along the way with any questions you may have about accessing the course. For support please email us at

  • How long will I have access to this course?

    Once the course is purchased, you will have access to it for 30 days.

  • Is this course accredited in other states too or just North Carolina?

    At the moment, most of our courses are CLE/CPE accredited in NC only. However, our goal is to offer accredited courses in all 50 states and have already begun the process of expanding our programs into other states. Each course will have the details of its accreditation on its respective webpage.

  • How do I report my CPE/CLE credits?

    After you complete one of our CPE or CLE accredited courses, you will receive a certificate with the pertinent course information you will need to submit for your paralegal certificate renewal. If you included your state ID# in your profile, this will be printed on your certificate. If not, you will need to manually write this in prior to submitting it for renewal. CLE courses are automatically approved as CPE credits and should be handled in the same manner. For attorneys seeking NC CLE credits from approved courses, we will send your information to the state board for you on a bi-monthly basis. If you receive communication from the NC state board seeking payment for credits from one of our CLE-accredited courses, bring it to our attention at and we will promptly resolve the issue for you.

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