Filed under: Law reform
The current system – geared toward producing more billables than ever before – comes with a steep price. We’ve detailed a few of the system’s costs to clients, firms, attorneys, and the larger community:
· Clients suffer when their outside attorneys have every incentive to work unproductively and inefficiently.
· Firms expecting excessive billables hurt their own bottom line through associate burnout and high attrition rates.
· Many associates are exhausted and unhappy living in six-minute increments, and a large chunk of the profession displays unhealthy symptoms of mental and physical distress.
· Civic and community organizations that would benefit from the input and pro bono work of engaged attorneys suffer when associates don’t have time to spare.
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