Boo To Billable Hours: A Lawyer's Guide To Better Billing by John Derrick PDF

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By John Derrick

The billable hour dominates the criminal occupation, yet is consuming away at its soul. It chills the attorney-client courting. It penalizes effective attorneys, whereas profitable plodding ones. It ends up in arbitrary, irrational, and suspect effects, during which time is distorted and occasionally invented. It disconnects the quantity that's charged from the worth added. And it fails to supply what it gives you, transparency. Its results are the entire worse in law-firm pyramids that impose over the top billing necessities. This straight-talking publication severely dissects the perform of billing through the hour within the perform of legislations, interpreting how time is absolutely recorded in numerous contexts that bring up moral in addition to functional matters. It additionally tracks the heritage of the billable hour, displaying how we bought to the place we're this day. The booklet isn't really all approximately feedback, notwithstanding. It additionally advocates possible choices that shift the focal point clear of time expended and onto worth delivered.

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