icydash wrote:I was wondering which is more important in terms of being on a partnership track: bringing in clients or billable hours? Is there some magic combination of the two? Obviously both are important, but if I (for instance) bring in 4 new clients a year, is it okay for me to bill fewer hours (say 1800 hrs instead of 2100)? etc.
You will not bring in either as an associate, so don't sweat it. Almost no firms (at least that I am aware of) allow a client account to be opened without a partner, and that partner gets the origination credit.