The bitter billable hour

Is lawyer time billing a great big scam? The Bitter Lawyer says it is.

I’m not so sure it is and I say so in the comments there, which unfortunately are not permalinkable. So hurry up and read it.



Author:Ron Coleman

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2 Responses to “The bitter billable hour”

  1. February 19, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    I earn more with flat rate billing than with hourly billing. So either way is fine with me, but I’m aware of the trend. I guess the problem is unethical attorneys who pad their hours.

  2. May 9, 2010 at 1:00 am #

    There are times where I find I need to do it by the hour, but that’s rare… for most cases, I can figure out how long it’s going to take, estimate a price, and stick to it. Of course, those rare times I need to bill hourly are more litigation-esque and I mostly draft patent applications…