Another hat tip to Stephanie West Allen for pointing out a CLE course for lawyers offered by West Legal Edcenter,” entitled “Mourning the Death of the Billable Hour: Successfully Transitioning to Alternative Billing Methods.”
It is a $170 ($110 for members), two hour online audio panel discussion of how law firms have successfully implemented alternative pricing methods other than the billable hour.
If any lawyers take this course, we’d love to hear what you think. I’ve sat through countless numbers of these panel sessions and they all sound the same—mostly gripe sessions about what’s wrong with the billable hour with little to no new ideas as to alternatives.
This program may be different. If it is, please let us know.