Billable hour: cockroach of the legal world?

Billable hour: cockroach of the legal world?

According to yesterday’s Boston Globe, the Shepherd Law Group (a small Boston firm) has ended its practice of billing clients by the hour.

The American Bar Association says that more than 90 percent of all law firms bill by the hour. The Association issued a 2002 report calling hourly billing a “critically important problem” and encouraged firms to seek alternative methods of billing.

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