I was very pleased to have been interviewed for the cover story of the October 2014 Illinois Bar Journal titled Alternative Billing Comes to Main Street. It is available online. Patrick Lamb of Valorem Law Group in Chicago, the author of the recently released Alternative Fees for Litigators and their Clients (American Bar Association, 2014) is also interviewed, as is Patricia A. O'Connor, a partner in a 60 lawyer Chicago firm.
This is a very well-written piece on this critical topic for the legal profession. While this is a much-discussed topic in our profession, I think you may find some new ideas here. It also seems increasingly clear that document assembly and law office automation are now an even bigger part of this discussion.