Cost-conscious Big Law clients want more bang for their buck these days, like the legal fee equivalent of 20 percent more Fritos for free, notes the Snark. One way to get it is through a system called "task-code billing." The Snark is confident this system saves clients some money because it makes the timekeeper self-conscious about everything they do and every second they spend doing it, probably yielding some freebies for clients. Just for fun, the Snark imagines coding some non-work activities.
Task-Code Billing: How to Drive Big Law Counsel Insane
October 30, 2009