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Legal counsel are driving alternative billing structures

clockA survey of general counsel and chief legal officers completed by the The American Lawyer and the Association of Corporate Counsel shows that the legal profession is moving away from the concept of the billable hour—and that this change is not temporary, but for good.

No surprise however is that the survey results also show that in-house legal departments, not law firms, are leading this change. (In short, law firms are not offering this choice, but instead clients are demanding it.)

This is a classic example of law firms failing to take the initiative in collaborating with their clients, addressing their needs and really caring. When are firms going to become proactive, instead of merely reacting to the latest initiative from others?

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