Is it worth mentioning that I bill and collect my hours?

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cc@kdmlaw.net
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Is it worth mentioning that I bill and collect my hours?

Postby cc@kdmlaw.net » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:10 pm

I'm a legal assistant who is billed at $150/hour, billing roughly 60 hours/billing cycle to clients, and the firm generally collects 90% of that time (after write-offs). Is it worth mentioning this information in my law school application resume or supplemental statements? I'd appreciate your feedback, thank you.

cynthiad
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Re: Is it worth mentioning that I bill and collect my hours?

Postby cynthiad » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:23 pm

It's pretty normal for legal assistants/paralegals to bill hours. Focus on your actual accomplishments in your job, not the technicalities of how your time is billed.

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Re: Is it worth mentioning that I bill and collect my hours?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:26 pm

School might fear receiving a bill from you for law school application completion.

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Re: Is it worth mentioning that I bill and collect my hours?

Postby eav1277 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:45 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:School might fear receiving a bill from you for law school application completion.


+1 :lol:

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Re: Is it worth mentioning that I bill and collect my hours?

Postby TooOld4This » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:18 pm

Absolutely won't matter to a law school. There is very little about law school that relates to the practice of law. Save this nugget of info for your applications to firms.

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Re: Is it worth mentioning that I bill and collect my hours?

Postby cc@kdmlaw.net » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:48 pm

Thank you for the suggestions and advice. The remark about a bill for my application was funny :D




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