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To the Editor: Your July 30 Texas Lawyer“Sidebar” about the tyranny of the time sheet is the legal profession’s analog to Mark Twain’s quip about the weather: “Everyone complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it.” [ See "Every Pay Raise Has Its Price," page 22.] So it seems to be with mandatory minimum billable-hour requirements: In my nearly 30 years of practice, I’ve heard many complaints but few solutions. My personal mantra has long been, “There is more to life than being a lawyer; and there is more to being a lawyer than billable hours.” The trick, as with so many things, is finding the proper balance. Unfortunately, I’m still searching. David C. Kent special counsel Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold Dallas

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