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[image_library_tag 880/85880/evan-chesler.jpg' width="195" align="right" vspace="5" border="0" />In an opinion piece in the current issue of Forbes magazine, Evan Chesler, presiding partner at Cravath Swaine & Moore, calls for the end of the billable hour. "The billable hour makes no sense, not even for lawyers," Chesler, a prominent litigator, writes: "If you are successful and win a case early on, you put yourself out of work. If you get bogged down in a land war in Asia, you make more money. That is frankly nuts."

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