Ditching Billables? Would You?

While we don’t predict one law firm’s choice to do away with billable hours for first year associates will have the domino effect of salary increases, we’re curious.

Ford & Harrison, a 190-attorney labor and employment firm based in Atlanta, ditched the billable hour requirements for its first-year associates. The firm said it wanted to train its first-years in the practical skills of law firm life before making their clients pay for their services.

Is this a good idea?

Should firms have to pay for a year of training when salaries are rising?

Does it work better for a boutique firm like Ford & Harrison than a general services shop?

As always, we’re curious. Let us know what you think of dumping billables.

~Gina Passarella, Staff Reporter

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One Comment on “Ditching Billables? Would You?”


  1. I would ditch billable hours at any time for any reason.


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