Death of the billable hour?

PositionBRIEFLY LEGAL - Law firm revenues - Brief article


The public brush-up following leaked emails from a small number of DLA Piper attorneys about billing practices has led to hand-wringing, soul-searching and one-upmanship around the legal blogosphere and media. As thelegalbratblawg noted: "Most [organizations], not just law firms, have some emails hiding on their servers that would--if taken literally and out of context--show that [organization] in a bad light ... So anyone doing too much hand-wringing at the email etiquette of others had better keep their fingers crossed that their luck holds in the future." Good point. who hasn't read a humorous or seemingly innocuous email that, taken out of context, could be perceived as negative or inflammatory?

Still, the DLA episode prompted Axiom CEO Mark Harris to sling some apparently self-serving arrows at traditional...

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