More companies are paying their outside counsel off the clock, according to the Hildebrandt 2009 Law Department Survey.

Just over half of the 231 companies surveyed by the Hildebrandt consulting firm said they either have started or will start negotiating non-hourly billing arrangements with their outside counsel. Just over a quarter said they are considering them. And only 18 percent said they have no plans to abandon the billable hour.

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