NY Bar Pushes For Alternative Billing, Atty Training

Law360 (April 15, 2011, 5:27 PM EDT) -- The New York State Bar Association on Monday said that firm structures and operations should be changed to emphasize alternative billing, training programs for young attorneys and integration of new technology.

The bar released its 112-page "Report on the Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession," offering suggestions on how to adapt to the industry's "sea change" that began during the worst years of the economic recession.

Stephen P. Younger, the bar association president and a partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, said that getting through the recession made bar leaders in the state recognize the need...

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