BigLaw Associates Still Cling To Billable Hour Targets

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 10:20 PM EST) -- Most BigLaw associates would prefer that their bonuses stay closely tied to billable hour targets, experts told Law360, even as the legal industry tries to demonstrate to clients that it's focused on the quality of legal services rather than watching associate time sheets.

Last month, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP joined a significant minority of BigLaw firms without any billable hour requirements for associates, with managing partner-elect Patrick T. Quinn saying the move to a more merit-focused system “better aligns our incentives with those of our...
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