Friday, June 08, 2007

Axing the Billable Hour


A group of Heller Ehrman lawyers is making bold recommendations -- including doing away with the billable hour -- to keep women from leaving their law firm careers.

Countering what has become known as the "opt-out revolution," in which women ditch corporate America mid-career to be homemakers, the attorneys created what they call the opt-in project.

Don't get me wrong--I'm all for women having careers and doing well. But, how about axing the billable hour because it would make all our lives better? Man, woman, child, client, associate, etc?

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