Slow adoption of alternative fee billing in big law

Law Firm Sites Talk About Alternative Fees, But Use Appears Thin

Three of four top 100 Big Law firms talk about using alternative fee arrangements on their websites, but a Bloomberg Law analysis...
Billing tips

9 Rules for Billing Ethically and Getting Paid on Time

So why do some clients choose to not pay their legal bills? When asked, most clients involved in legal fee disputes will...
Futures Law Faculty

The Ethical Lawyer as opposed to the Billable Hour

There are certain topics of conversation that are best avoided, religion, politics and money, are dangerous conversation starters. As is the billable...
Kill the billable hour

Companies want lawyers to kill the billable hour

Company lawyers are increasingly innovating and want law firms to kill outdated time-based billing models, according to an extensive biennial survey highlighting the pressures of a "buyer's market" forcing firms to change. The...

Beyond the Billable Hour: A Practical Guide to Alternative Fee Arrangements

Discover how offering alternative fee arrangements complement your client service and benefit your bottom line. The billable hour is inefficient and prone to abuse…and...

Welcome to Dumb & Dumber LLP

If you rely on hourly billing, you might as well go ahead and change your firm’s name to Dumb & Dumber LLP. So says...

Is the Billable Hour Obsolete?

It has been criticized as inefficient, needlessly punitive, and susceptible to abuse. Law students are warned about it. Attorneys have called for its death...

7 Steps to Fixing Your Legal Billing Problem

Instead of immediately trying to get your firm to Level Five proficiency with billing, concentrate on advancing one level at a time. Establishing good...

How Legal Billing Practices Can Differentiate Your Firm

Time and billing is, conceptually, the direct conduit between the legal work being performed and the client. As such, the time and billing function...

Which Law Firm Wins the Business?

Let's say, a business needs some assistance prosecuting a simple trademark application, she will likely search for qualified lawyers to work with. Assume she’s...

Your Legal Billing Problem Needs to be Solved Yesterday

The future for the uninformed law firm looks bleak not just on the competitive landscape. The nature of revenue growth is in jeopardy. Historically,...

Legal Billing: The Five Levels of Success

We’ve taken observations from thousands of law firms, extracted some criteria, and constructed a simple scale of billing effectiveness. Typically, we see law firms...