The Case Against Billable Hours

Posted on 04-10-2014 by
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As featured in the LexisNexis® Business of Law blog, a popular Infographic touts the top 3 arguments against billable hours.

  • Billable hours reward lawyers for inefficient processes. “Unset time to achieve vague goals leaves too many uncertainties,” reads the infographic.
  • Lawyers are pressured to meet quotas. The infographic says the ABA recommendations 1,300 billable hours per year per lawyer, however the average requirement today is about 1,800 hours.
  • Law firms promote based on time billed rather than skill. The infographic cites a “leaked email” from another law firm with a numerical rating ostensibly used to assign legal projects.

Infographic courtesy SDLF


Posted on : 15 Apr 2014 5:24 PM

This is an interesting InfoGraphic! Very insightful!

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