Throughout the years I have had vendors and subcontractors invoice me every which way including up. I have one vendor who invoices me weekly, one who almost invoices me daily and, at the other extreme, a CLNC® subcontractor who invoices every six months or so, but only after we email her saying, “Hey we need your invoices now, please! Unless you don’t want to get paid ever.”
As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant I recommend you invoice your attorney-clients every two weeks or once a month. You choose, but whatever the choice (every two weeks or once a month) stick with it consistently. For example, you either always invoice on the 15th and the 30th of the month or you always invoice at the end of the month. You don’t invoice twice this month and only once next month and then not for 2-3 months. Attorneys appreciate consistent invoicing practices for a variety of reasons, not just for their own cash-flow planning. They don’t want a big whopping bill every six months or so that takes them by surprise and blows their case budgets.
If you invoice your CLNC services early and often, you can better keep your own cash flow flowing in 2014!
I’m Just Sayin’
P.S. Comment and share how often you invoice your attorney-clients.