May 2010 | SUCCESSION PLANNING
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31st Edition: Alternative Fee Arrangements: Is it Finally Time?
A long-standing source of debate, Jim and Sharon talk about the billable hour, its role in so many firms, and creative solutions to it – AFAs.
The ABA LPM book –Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour – by James A. Calloway and Mark Robertson
“Alternative Billing for the Main Street Lawyer” – Law Practice Today – by James A. Calloway and Mark Robertson
“Fixed Fees Need Not Mean Working More for Free” –Lawyers USA – by James A. Calloway
“The Billable Hour Must Die” – ABA Journal – by Scott Turow.
"Time has Come for LPM and Alternative Fees" – adriandayton.com – by Adrian Dayton
Jim Calloway is the Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association Management Assistance Program. He publishes the blog Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips and was the co-author of the book Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour (2nd ed.) (2002 ABA.) He was chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2005. He is a member of the Council of the ABA's Law Practice Management Section and chair of its Practice Management Advisors Committee. He is co-chair of the 2007 GP/SOLO National Solo and Small Firm Conference. He has been named a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. He writes Law Practice Tips column for the Oklahoma Bar Journal. The archives of that column are available online here.
Sharon Nelson is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a computer forensics and legal technology corporation based in Fairfax, VA. She is a co-author of The Electronic Evidence and Discovery Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines (2006, ABA), Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms (2006, ABA) and The 2009 Guide to Legal Technology for Solos and Small Firms (2009, ABA). Her fourth book, with co-authors John Simek and Bruce Olson, will be Electronic Evidence Best Practices, to be published in late 2009 by the American Bar Association.She is the co-author of the monthly legal technology column "Hot Buttons" in Law Practice magazine and writes and speaks on the subjects of electronic evidence and legal technology throughout the country. Ms. Nelson has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR and Oprah's "O" Magazine. She is past chair of the ABA TECHSHOW and has spoken at TECHSHOW for the past eight years.
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