'09 Drinker Biddle Class Spared Billable Hour Woes

Law360, New York (September 29, 2009, 6:10 PM EDT) -- Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP’s new associate training program aims to make young lawyers more client-oriented and give them valuable business skills while simultaneously freeing them from billable hours requirements in their first year, the firm has announced.

It announced the details of its revamped professional development program Tuesday, noting in a statement that the program was established to address the “paradigm shift” occurring in the legal industry.

The program stands in stark contrast to the layoffs, salary reductions and deferrals that many firms have used...
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