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Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:12 am

Thought it would be interesting to get a year-over-year hours check in from 2nd+ years. Something similar to the below:

NYC Biglaw
Transactional
4th year
2000 - 2300 - 1800 - 1900

Would appreciate anyone who is willing to share. Might help us to visualize the peaks and troughs of biglaw year over year.

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:21 am

TX Biglaw
Transactional (non-corporate)
3rd year
2000 - 2100 - pacing for ~2100

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:28 am

Just to be on the same page. Is this stricly billable hours, or other Firm credit hours (marketing, pro bono, etc.)?

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:36 am

Anonymous User wrote:Just to be on the same page. Is this stricly billable hours, or other Firm credit hours (marketing, pro bono, etc.)?


Whatever your firm counts as "billable" hours (e.g. for bonus or other purposes).

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:46 am

NYC
M&A
4th year
2000 - 2250 - 2400 - 2300 (pace)

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby kcdc1 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just to be on the same page. Is this stricly billable hours, or other Firm credit hours (marketing, pro bono, etc.)?


Whatever your firm counts as "billable" hours (e.g. for bonus or other purposes).

What is the norm on this? Do most biglaw firms count marketing, training, recruiting hours toward bonus eligibility?

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:11 pm

NYC BigLaw
Litigation
3rd Year
2200-2400-2550 (pace)

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby bern victim » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:18 pm

kcdc1 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just to be on the same page. Is this stricly billable hours, or other Firm credit hours (marketing, pro bono, etc.)?


Whatever your firm counts as "billable" hours (e.g. for bonus or other purposes).

What is the norm on this? Do most biglaw firms count marketing, training, recruiting hours toward bonus eligibility?

generally no

most count pro bono (sometimes with a cap)

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:21 pm

SF Biglaw. Lit. 3rd year.

1700 - 2100 - 2250 (pace). Not including 120 pro bono, so far.

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:00 pm

TX Biglaw
Transactional
2nd year
2400 - 1600 (pace)

Been a weird couple of months

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:19 pm

Atlanta Biglaw
Reg/Trans
2150 - 2350 (pace)

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:11 pm

LA Biglaw
M&A
2nd year
2400 - 1900 pace (also has been a slow few months)
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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:14 pm

NYC Big Law Litigation, 3rd year
3000 - 2400 - 2600 (pace)

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby imalreadyamember? » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:NYC Big Law Litigation, 3rd year
3000 - 2400 - 2600 (pace)


Jesus dude. Firm?

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:33 pm

LA biglaw litigation, 2nd year

2700 - infinity (pace)

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:42 pm

imalreadyamember? wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:NYC Big Law Litigation, 3rd year
3000 - 2400 - 2600 (pace)


Jesus dude. Firm?


Don't want to be too specific. It's a place where my numbers are not out of the ordinary, which narrows it down to a handful, and which one of those doesn't really matter.

Edited for clarity.

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby misterjames » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Atlanta Biglaw
Reg/Trans
2150 - 2350 (pace)


more transactional than reg I'm assuming? thought reg was comparatively easy on hours (and by easy I mean ~1800)

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:18 pm

CHI LIT 4th
1975, 2000, 1550, 2000 (pace)

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:51 pm

SF big law, corporate, 4th year
2300, 2450, 2200, 2500 (pace)

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:39 pm

STL Biglaw (transactional specialist)

3rd year

2000 -- 2300 -- 2000 (pace)

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Eldon Tyrell » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:54 pm

Sorry if this derails the thread, but can some of the associates here discuss how a 1800/1900/2000 hour year v a 2200/2300/2400 hour year actually shakes out in terms of monthly hours and mental health effects? Just curious as it seems like a lot have had both reasonable years and pretty bad years. Interested in transactional associates more so, but both perspectives would be awesome.

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby imalreadyamember? » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sorry if this derails the thread, but can some of the associates here discuss how a 1800/1900/2000 hour year v a 2200/2300/2400 hour year actually shakes out in terms of monthly hours and mental health effects? Just curious as it seems like a lot have had both reasonable years and pretty bad years. Interested in transactional associates more so, but both perspectives would be awesome.


Seconded for lit. Great idea and not thread-derailing. It would enhance the thread to have more than just the numbers I think.

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:50 pm

DC IP Lit
4th year
1800 - 2200 - 2200 - 2200 (pace)

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:22 am

misterjames wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Atlanta Biglaw
Reg/Trans
2150 - 2350 (pace)


more transactional than reg I'm assuming? thought reg was comparatively easy on hours (and by easy I mean ~1800)

More reg than trans (75/25). Some unique circumstance have compounded my admitted workaholic nature.

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Re: Year-Over-Year Hours Check In

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:22 am

DC, tax, 4th yr

1950, 2050, 2000, 2100 (pace)



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