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Does Earning Power Apply in the Shower?

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Classification:Billable Hours
Date Published:09/19/1996
Title:Does Earning Power Apply in the Shower?
Source:Fulton Co. Daily Report "The Rodent" Provided by American Lawyers News Service

Lawyers want to know but get mixed signals on whether it's proper to bill while bathing. Great ideas come at unlikely times but can an attorney bill shower time to the client?
This article references the book The Honest Hour by Cumberland School of Law Professor William Ross.

The author recommends that if you are going to bill for the time you spend bathing , eating, traveling, and even procreating, you do these activities with the client---except for the last of these. Because if the client is left unsatisfied with your performance, you might be accused of overbilling. 2 pages

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