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How to Record a Retainer and Apply it to a Bill


  • Enter prepayment into the operating account and apply funds to a bill
  • Add a nonrefundable retainer and use funds towards an invoice


  • Clio Web App

Additional Information:



  1. Go to the Matter where the funds are being entered
  2. Click the Transactions sub-tab
  3. Select the desired Account from the ledger dropdown
  4. Click the New transaction button in the top right
  5. Enter in the amount you would like to apply
  6. Click Record transaction
  7. Access the Bill (by going the Bills subtab at the top, then clicking the Bill ID number)
  8. Select Record payment 
  9. Select the operating account in the Source field
  10. Enter the amount to be applied towards the Bill in the Payment field 
  11. Select Record payment 


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