The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire has to Respect Quotas too...

Neil Oakes from FMRC Legal in Australia( who do the quantative financial benchmarking for the Australasian legal profession) has written the case for the retention of the billable hour and timesheets

http://www.lawcouncil.asn.au/lca/almj/editions/sept-2010/en/finance.cfm Law Firms in Australia at least will be breathing a huge sigh of relief because for a time there some of them might have thought the world was changing but that now appears not to be the case. Must go now and tell those deliriously satisfied clients who now agree their fees up front with their law firms, those employed lawyers who have stopped seeing their lives artificially manipulated in 6 minute increments, and those law firms who are enjoying increased profitability due to the increased value they are providing to their clients, that it is all illusionary.