Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The death of the billable hour continues

This morning's ABA Journal post on the percentage of ACC-member GCs who dislike the billable hours system (see here) continues the slow demise of the billable hour. Over time, the profession is going to have to come up with viable alternatives that compensate lawyers fairly but still encourage efficiency in representation.

1 comment:

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