When It Pays To Say No To Legal Work

Law360, New York (March 19, 2010, 1:26 PM EDT) -- In a market where the demand for legal work has taken a hit, it can be tempting for an attorney — or an entire law firm — to branch into new practices areas or accept undesirable work. But doing so purely to fill the office coffers could damage both the firm's reputation and its bottom line in the long run, according to industry insiders.

“We are observing law firms expand into areas where they may not have spent time in recent years in an attempt to...
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