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February 25, 2008



Bravo! The timesheets and billable hour system must go. The value of an employee ought not to be reduced to the figures on a timesheets (inserted by that same lawyer) while failing to account for other important factors like said lawyers speed and efficiency. One lawyer may simply be a plodder and be rewarded for it to boot. Partners and legal administrators need to open their eyes to the reality and the future.

Michelle Golden

Great post Allison! I gave a talk today to partners of accounting firms and covered several of the points you've made above, but you encapsulated this all so nicely here that I'm going to point them over. Well done!


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