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ABA Discusses Alternatives to the Billable Hour

Posted: February 15, 2011 Filed under: Commentary, Law-Related News, Uncategorized

Lawyers who prefer the practice of law over the “business of law” have never enjoyed having to account for their days in fractions of tenths or quarters of an hour. Fortunately, leading lawyers have sounded a clarion call and are urging the profession to reevaluate use of the billable hour. This article by the American Bar Association observes, “Relationships are at the core of the way lawyer-client transactions are trending as the billable hour has become a plague for both lawyer and client.” The take away from the story is simply this: Prospective clients desiring terms other than the billable hour should ask their attorneys and law firms to propose alternatives.

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