Infographic: As Legal Work is Pushed to Non-Lawyers, What’s the Impact on Rates?

Topics: Billing & Pricing, Client Relations, Efficiency, Law Firm Profitability, Law Firms, Peer Monitor

It’s no secret that corporate law departments are looking to bring more work in-house, impacting the rates they pay to outside law firms. At the same time, law firms are trying to exert greater leverage by pushing ever more work down to lower-priced timekeepers, including paralegals, litigation support staff, library staff, and other professional often grouped under the oft-maligned “non-lawyer” label.

But what effect is that effort to push work down having on the rates law firms are able to command?

We took a look and saw this:

work rates

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