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Let's Ban Billing by the Hour

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Classification:Billable Hours
Date Published:09/01/1988
Title:Let's Ban Billing by the Hour
Source:Jeff Tolman

Tolman cites the inherent problems with billing by the hour that make the practice both unfair and undesirable. Most often, billing by the hour puts the client's and the attorney's interests in direct conflict.
His conclusion is that our profession will gain credibility and get back on the right track with the public if we look at fairness first and time expended later.
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