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Recent Lateral - What is a reasonable number of hours to "bill" for the MPRE

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:44 pm

Hey guys,

Unfortunately my MPRE score expired and I have to retake. What is a reasonable number of hours to "bill" for MPRE studying? I don't want to look like an idiot by billing too many hours to the MPRE.

I was thinking 15-20 hours?

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Re: Recent Lateral - What is a reasonable number of hours to "bill" for the MPRE

Postby WhiteCollarBlueShirt » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:53 pm

Just put the hours that you studied... as long as you pass, no one will care or read your non-billable time entries.

Edit: If you do plan to study 15-20 hours, that seems like a lot for just the MPRE, but go for it (better to over study than fail).

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Re: Recent Lateral - What is a reasonable number of hours to "bill" for the MPRE

Postby nealric » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hey guys,

Unfortunately my MPRE score expired and I have to retake. What is a reasonable number of hours to "bill" for MPRE studying? I don't want to look like an idiot by billing too many hours to the MPRE.

I was thinking 15-20 hours?


I can't imagine spending 15-20 hours in the MPRE. I spent about 8 hours the first time around and way over-studied.

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Re: Recent Lateral - What is a reasonable number of hours to "bill" for the MPRE

Postby elendinel » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:07 pm

Bill however many you spend on the test. No one's paying much attention to your non-billables anyway, so long as your hours for the month are acceptable.

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Re: Recent Lateral - What is a reasonable number of hours to "bill" for the MPRE

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:25 pm

Don't care how many you bill, but really don't spend more than five hours studying for it.

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Re: Recent Lateral - What is a reasonable number of hours to "bill" for the MPRE

Postby smallfirmassociate » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:21 pm

It takes 3 hours to study for it.

I wouldn't log more than 20 hours for it.



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