72% of the Texas Bar voted against a proposed ethics rule barring barring sex with clients unless the attorney and client are married, or the relationship is consensual and began before the client hired the attorney.
Despite the economic toll of the recession on law firms, an increasing number of attorneys at large firms are billing clients $1,000 or more per hour. The highest known rate is for a corporte law partner at Kirkland & Ellis -- $1,250 per hour. Intrestingly, there are two bankruptcy lawyers on the list -- one billing $1,160 per hour and the other $1.045. One of the bankruptcy lawyers told the Wall Street Journal: "The underlying principal is if you can get it, get it."