Requesting Additional Life of Matter Budget
These instructions only apply to matters with a Life of Matter fee arrangement.
1. Sign into BillingPoint and choose the Billing Authorizations tab, find the matter. Click on the matter number (in blue) to open the current budget.
2. Click on Request a Change. An alert will appear letting you know that the current Budget/Billing Authorization will be closed, click OK.
NOTE: Once the previous authorization is closed, you will not be able to submit invoices to this matter until the new authorization is approved.
3. The new Budget/Billing Authorization form will appear. You need to enter the new budget, the reason for the requested additional budget, add any additional timekeepers that will bill on the matter, and then click Send.
NOTE: the remaining budget from the previous Billing Authorization will not roll over into the new budget.
Example: on the screen shot below, the $159,468.78 remaining budget will not add to the new requested budget, so if the firm needs $200,000 to submit their invoice they would request $200,000 as the new budget amount.
4. The phase will show Pending Approval after you have submitted it. Once the client approves the budget you will see the phase as Approved and you can begin submitting invoices against it.