Bloomberg Law
Aug. 11, 2021, 9:00 AM

ANALYSIS: Why Didn’t Remote Work Change Law Firm Billings?

Jeffrey P. Fuller
Jeffrey P. Fuller
Legal Analyst

At the outset of the pandemic, I believed that the shift to working remotely would have a profound effect on the amounts clients would see on their law firm invoices. Because attorneys weren’t commuting, traveling to hearings or depositions, or being interrupted by people in the office, I figured they would work more efficiently, without interruption, for longer blocks of time. This would surely result in fewer billable hours. However, the results of Bloomberg Law’s Remote Practice Survey suggest my prediction did not come to pass.

According to our survey (conducted in June and July), only a little more than ...

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