NYAssociate wrote:...keep in mind that even summer associates have hourly rates. Clients don't get SA work for free, no matter how many SA hours were actually billed to them.
Since, NYA actually knows what he is talking about, I will defer and agree to disagree. My experience with small firm work and this past summer has made it unequivocally clear that clients get SA work for free. But I will underscore the fact that it may be different in different places, though the business sense of a client allowing this is questionable.
This really isn't a matter of "agree to disagree."
Your small firm is not the same as every
small firm. What your firm does is not what every firm does. I have also personally worked for a firm that bills clients for SA work. Are you really trying to argue that because the firm you worked at didn't bill clients for SA work, you know
the firm I worked at didn't?
dresdon doll wrote:Faulty logic is faulty.