1. High-stakes corporate legal services call for optimum performance from the attorneys who provide them.
2. But long hours to the point of fatigue are the default mode for both in-house and law firm attorneys. (Stresses on in-house lawyers are such that a 2022 Wolters Kluwer survey finds 70% of them are “very to somewhat likely to leave their current position in the next year”. Bloomberg Law reports this week that law firm attorneys bill an average of 2,052 hours per year.)
3. Planned over-work for those who shoulder such consequential legal duties is unwise. Continue reading