Wednesday, August 8, 2007
"The Billable Hour Must Die"
So says the ABA Journal. "It rewards inefficiency. It makes clients suspicious. And it may be unethical." Not to mention the fact that law firms evaluate an attorney's worth solely based on the attorney's billable hours, and that single factor bears no correlation to the quality of the attorney's workproduct. It also perpetuates a system which is fundamentally incompatible with work/life balance.