In my July 5 post, I stated that one of the largest areas of overbilling I run into is “inappropriate staffing.” In my July 5 post, I discussed the issue of paralegals inappropriately billing for tasks that could have been done by non-billing clerical staff. I recommended that instead of developing long lists of tasks that are permissible (or impermissible) for paralegals to bill for to apply what I call the “Perry Mason test.”
In this post, I will discuss the issue of inappropriate staffing as it relates to tasks performed by attorneys.
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