More In-House Lawyers Question the Billable Hour

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Veta T. Richardson, president and CEO of the Association of Corporate Counsel, responds to our article, "AFAs Trending Down in U.S. and U.K."

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  • Steve Bell

    I just heard that the Obama Admnistration's proposals on vehicle MPGs are intended to be in effect by 2025, which will pare each household's vehicle-fuel bills by half (or so NPR reports this morning). There is a great deal of impatience in the legal community about VBFs, AFAs, etc. And yet, looking back over the last five years, great progress has been made. Although much remains to be done. I'm wondering if -- when we think about the fee relationship between law firms and clients -- we are not looking at the same kind of timeline that the Administration has put in place for fleet MPGs.

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