Red Flags in Legal Bills: Long Work Days

[Note: This it the first in a series of posts entitled “red flags in legal bills.” They are taken from my article “Red Flags in Legal Bills:  What Warning Signals are Attorneys Sending?”]

Few people can do their best job working 10 to 12 hours a day, day in and day out.  Attorneys and paralegals are no different than anyone else in that regard.

Occasionally attorneys (and paralegals) do need to put in long days to prepare properly for a trial or arbitration or respond to some type of emergency situation.  However, if an attorney or paralegal is billing 8 to 10+ hours a day just doing routine work on a file, this should immediately raise a red flag.  Here’s why. 

[ A full copy of this article is available exclusively to clients of Legal Points, LLC, and Conlon & Associates.  If you are a client and would like to receive a copy of this article, please contact jconlon@conlonassociates.com. ]

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