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abacus
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SF Biglaw hours

Postby abacus » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:08 pm

I always hear that working at a big firm in NYC means putting up with extremely long hours and often unpredictable schedules. But what about biglaw in San Francisco? What are typical hours over there?

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Re: SF Biglaw hours

Postby 071816 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:13 pm

abacus wrote:I always hear that working at a big firm in NYC means putting up with extremely long hours and often unpredictable schedules. But what about biglaw in San Francisco? What are typical hours over there?


Pretty sure this describes big law everywhere.

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Re: SF Biglaw hours

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:32 pm

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Re: SF Biglaw hours

Postby Wholigan » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:33 pm

abacus wrote:I always hear that working at a big firm in NYC means putting up with extremely long hours and often unpredictable schedules. But what about biglaw in San Francisco? What are typical hours over there?


I hear they usually start work in San Fran three hours later than they do in NYC.

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Re: SF Biglaw hours

Postby odetojefferson » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:38 am

Not the same, but I know a paralegal and he works close to 60 hours a week. I think his day is from like 9-7.

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Re: SF Biglaw hours

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:46 am

Depends. One V10 firm I know had multiple associates admit to me after receiving an offer that they were on track to bill 2700+ hours last year.

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Re: SF Biglaw hours

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:37 pm

I know for a fact associates at Reed Smith and Quinn SF both put in brutal hours, but I suspect it's not tons worse than biglaw anywhere.




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