Is it illegal to overbill? According to the “law,” yes. Is it unethical? According the ABA “code of ethics,” yes.
Summer associates out there, take caution—you are being judged both as a professional and as a potential hookup.
I tried to dictate this rant to my secretary, but she already left for the day. Most days fly by as I respond to hundreds of emails and a non-stop barrage of phone calls from pissed-off clients, which means I barely have time to take a piss. Other days, I surf the web, looking for [...]