Attys Urged To Embrace A New Reality On Fees

Law360, New York (January 30, 2019, 9:43 PM EST) -- Although hourly billing isn’t obsolete, the increasingly popular trend to use alternative fee arrangements is real and growing, and legal professionals are pursuing and driving it, according to a group of panelists who spoke during a conference Wednesday in New York City.

While they recognized there’s not a particular path to take, the panelists at ALM’s Legalweek Conference acknowledged that clients are accessing legal and quasi-legal services in more efficient, best-fit ways.

“I’m a big believer that well-designed alternative fees is a paradigm shift that is here to stay. It’s a long march,” said panelist Jason Winmill, managing partner at legal...

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