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echamberlin8
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Re: Working with staff as SA

Postby echamberlin8 » Fri May 25, 2012 4:59 pm

holdencaulfield wrote:
echamberlin8 wrote:I assume we are talking about the billing rate that the client pays. I am a project assistant, the lowest of the low in terms of paralegals. Our standard billing rate is $195, and our "specialized rate" is $210.



This seems excessive for paralegals.


I just looked up a senior paralegal here's standard billing rate: $325.

Interesting. Is this different than most BigLaw firms? I work in DC, by the way.

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Re: Working with staff as SA

Postby r6_philly » Fri May 25, 2012 6:10 pm

echamberlin8 wrote:
holdencaulfield wrote:
echamberlin8 wrote:I assume we are talking about the billing rate that the client pays. I am a project assistant, the lowest of the low in terms of paralegals. Our standard billing rate is $195, and our "specialized rate" is $210.



This seems excessive for paralegals.


I just looked up a senior paralegal here's standard billing rate: $325.

Interesting. Is this different than most BigLaw firms? I work in DC, by the way.


First year associates are not being billed out at that rate. I don't know what the deal is.

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Re: Working with staff as SA

Postby echamberlin8 » Fri May 25, 2012 6:19 pm

r6_philly wrote:
echamberlin8 wrote:
holdencaulfield wrote:
echamberlin8 wrote:I assume we are talking about the billing rate that the client pays. I am a project assistant, the lowest of the low in terms of paralegals. Our standard billing rate is $195, and our "specialized rate" is $210.



This seems excessive for paralegals.


I just looked up a senior paralegal here's standard billing rate: $325.

Interesting. Is this different than most BigLaw firms? I work in DC, by the way.


First year associates are not being billed out at that rate. I don't know what the deal is.


Just looked at a first-year associate's standard billing rate here: $395.

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Re: Working with staff as SA

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 25, 2012 6:43 pm

r6_philly wrote:
echamberlin8 wrote:
holdencaulfield wrote:
echamberlin8 wrote:I assume we are talking about the billing rate that the client pays. I am a project assistant, the lowest of the low in terms of paralegals. Our standard billing rate is $195, and our "specialized rate" is $210.



This seems excessive for paralegals.


I just looked up a senior paralegal here's standard billing rate: $325.

Interesting. Is this different than most BigLaw firms? I work in DC, by the way.


First year associates are not being billed out at that rate. I don't know what the deal is.


I'm at a NYC V10 for the summer. Got a glimpse of a billing statement to a client. $350/hr for the paralegal and $1300/hr for the partner working on the deal.

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Re: Working with staff as SA

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 25, 2012 6:48 pm

Looking at billing rates is fun! My rate is almost 200 but I doubt much if any of ny time will actually get billed. First years are around 350.

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Re: Working with staff as SA

Postby echamberlin8 » Fri May 25, 2012 7:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm at a NYC V10 for the summer. Got a glimpse of a billing statement to a client. $350/hr for the paralegal and $1300/hr for the partner working on the deal.


Yep, that is approximately what we bill here.




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