5 Tips For Drafting Effective Legal Billing Guidelines

Law360 (May 29, 2020, 5:59 PM EDT) -- Relationships with outside counsel have taken on increased scrutiny as companies become more focused on the administrative processes of their legal departments and the work they do. As a result, legal departments are looking more closely at the law firms they hire, what they pay those firms and the outcomes of the cases they've handled.

To properly manage outside counsel, it's imperative to implement and maintain effective legal billing guidelines. These rules serve as a working guide to determine expectations and processes, allowing a legal department to decide with their law firms what they will and won't pay for, to set...

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