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The litigator shares his "pro pro bono" vision for the section's 50,000 members.
Since 2008, the demand for legal services and law firm profitability has, even under the most optimistic studies, remained stagnant. Competition for market share has escalated. In response to this tightening landscape, many "BigLaw" firms have turned to alternative fee arrangements, or AFAs, as a way to stay ahead of, and distinguish themselves from the competition (without reducing rates), and cultivate a loyal client base.
Should you notify your employees of their rights?