On Using and Billing for “Re-cycled Work Product”

“A lawyer who is able to reuse old work product has not re-earned the hours previously billed.”  ABA Formal Op. 93-379 (1993)

In reviewing legal bills and speaking at CLE seminars to attorneys, I have found that too many attorneys lack a sufficient understanding of what is ethically permitted when it comes to billing for services.  And one of the things most commonly misunderstood is how to ethically bill when using “re-cycled work product.”

[A complete copy of this blog post is available to clients of LegalBillAudit.com. To obtain a copy, please contact clientservices@legalbillaudit.com.]