Lawyers Rethink 'Billable Hours' in Down Economy

Lawyers Rethink 'Billable Hours' in Down Economy

For the graduating law class about to embark on a career that lives and breathes in six-minute increments, Stephen Ellis had an unusual message.

The commencement speaker at Case Western Reserve University Law School told students that a mainstay of the legal profession the billable hour was a recipe for attorney and client unhappiness.

Information from: The Plain Dealer.