Scott Turow Believes The Billable Hour Must Die!

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Scott Turow, famous novelist and one-time full time lawyer, wrote an article for the American Bar Journal, "The Billable Hour Must Die." Catchy title. Mr. Turow asks the burning question, if associates were required to bill 1,750 to 1,800 hours in 1986, but are now being pressured to bill 2,000 to 2,200 hours, "how can anyone balance these hours against other aspects of life?"

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