Bad Times May Bring Out Bad Behavior For Lawyers

Law360, New York (January 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- With lawyers in survival mode these days, the question of how far attorneys are willing to go to save their positions has entered the spotlight as legal consultants fret that associates' desire for self-preservation may lead to inflated hours and bills for clients.

About 1,045 lawyers worldwide — the bulk of them associates — received pink slips in February, marking the bloodiest month so far in one of many industries rocked by the economic crisis.

March appears to be following that trend, with Sidley Austin LLP...
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