4 Tips For A Bulletproof Legal Bill

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT) -- The damning emails that surfaced in recent days between DLA Piper lawyers joking about "churning" their billable hours served as a wake-up call to firm leaders regarding the potential dangers of lapses surrounding legal bills.

While few believe that flagrant billable hour abuse is a widespread problem, the allegations surrounding the DLA Piper lawyers underscore the hard fact that attorney timekeeping and billing is, all too often, a poorly managed part of many firms, experts say.

Over the last several years, budget-conscious corporate legal departments have...
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