Kill the billable hour

Companies want lawyers to kill the billable hour

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Company lawyers are increasingly innovating and want law firms to kill outdated time-based billing models, according to an extensive biennial survey highlighting the pressures of a "buyer's market" forcing firms to change.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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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...

How Bad is Your Legal Billing Problem?

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Over the past six years we’ve worked with thousands of law firms. These firms vary widely in terms of size, practice area, and geographic...