Sunday, February 27, 2011

Businesses Shift Strategy in Hiring Lawyers

The recession has brought changes to the business of law as companies try to find ways to lower fees and enter into less costly billing arrangements. Industry experts say some of these strategies include using junior associates at a lower billing rate, engaging different lawyers for specific issues, and paying by the hour rather than by retainer. In a New York Times article reprinted in the Memphis Commercial Appeal, business consultants and law firm managers offer their insights for making legal services affordable for small businesses.

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