Flat-Fee Legal Billing Can Liberate Attorneys

Law360 (November 4, 2019, 1:43 PM EST) -- Have you discovered the joy of set legal fees? I have. For me, as an appellate lawyer, handling an appeal or writing an amicus brief for a set fee — rather than billing by the hour — is almost always a professionally and personally satisfying experience.

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Like most of you, I know the pros and cons of billing at hourly rates. Law firm managers love hourly billing, especially when a team of attorneys is assigned to a case. Many lawyers, partners as well as associates, also are quite happy racking up billable hours, which look good when compensation...

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