Clients object to being billed for summer school

06/9/2010 | New York Law Journal

Fewer clients are willing to foot the bill for summer associates' training, say officials at several major law firms. Many firms already waive fees for lawyers-in-training, but some bill clients at rates of up to $225 an hour for the associates' time. "If it appears that the summer associates are billing for time to learn the subject matter or get up to speed, we would question those amounts," said one investment firm's general counsel.

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