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 Time is an easy thing to communicate, and maybe that’s why law firms and clients have for decades relied on the billable hour as the basis of their transactions.

Now, an ambitious group of prominent law departments, law firms and legal tech companies wants to help the legal industry adopt a new language that will encourage law firms and clients to evaluate the value of legal services beyond the billable hour—and to better understand what all that time is actually spent doing and what it accomplishes.

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