Kudos to the Missouri Bar for its 2003 Alternative Billing Methods Committee Final Report, which sums up the results of a survey of Missouri lawyers on a variety of issues related to hourly billing and other options. This report was undertaking in response to recent ABA efforts to determine the “corrosive” impact of hourly billing on the profession.
The report provides a lot of good data for people interested in these issues and I recommend the report highly. Great work by the committee.
By the way, it’s no secret that I believe that billable hours practices, especially minimum billable requirements, are slowly, but surely, destroying the legal profession.