Caution: “Chipping” Away at Block Billing Lawyers May Actually be Creating Legal Billing Loopholes

I would think that everyone who reads this blog (i.e., lawyers and those who review lawyers’ bills) already knows what the term “block billing” refers to and the problems associated with block billing. However, for those who do not know what block billing is, it is the use of a single time entry to describe two or more separate without disclosing how much time was spent on each task.

While many lawyers may grouse about having to avoid block billing, some lawyers have thrived on the prohibition by finding a loophole. (But isn’t that what lawyers are supposed to do – find loopholes?). What they have found is  . . .

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