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Fair deal for all clients : how to rekindle pride in the legal profession

Author: Gerald F Phillips
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald F Phillips
ISBN: 9781611631265 1611631262
OCLC Number: 791681715
Description: xix, 195 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The crisis in the legal profession --
Why is the legal profession in crisis? --
Law firms stimulate bill padding --
How attorneys abuse hourly billing by block billing --
How attorneys abuse hourly billing by using excessive incremental units --
How attorneys abuse hourly billing by charging excessive billing rates --
How attorneys abuse hourly billing by overstaffing and billing for unnecessary, redundant, and excessive hours --
How attorneys abuse hourly billing by other means --
How courts and arbitrators determine whether the fees are reasonable --
How to prevent billing fraud --
How clients should protect themselves from hourly billing abuses --
How law firms should reduce hourly billing abuses to rekindle pride in the profession --
The rules of professional conduct should prohibit certain widely used improper billing practices --
Law schools must teach how to properly bill clients; the ABA must show leadership and require the teaching of billing --
The legal profession as we know it is headed for destruction.
Responsibility: Gerald F. Phillips.

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