Q: How should I set up the bills for a contingent fee matter?
A: The usual approach is the same as for a flat fee matter. Create a zero rate table and set the bill format to show the hours but not the amount of each transaction. The bills will show your work but the fees due will always be zero.
Expenses can be billed in the usual way. Or you can set the matter to bill fees only: edit the matter, click the Billing-1 tab, and select Fees Only in the Bill frame. (Change this back to Both if you want all the expenses to appear on the final bill.)
When you receive a check at the end of the case, follow these instructions.