Billable hours question during interview?

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Billable hours question during interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:59 pm

Has anyone ever had a firm ask how many hours you billed last year during a lateral interview? How do you answer this if you were below your firm's hours goal?

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Re: Billable hours question during interview?

Postby jarofsoup » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:02 am

You say you billed a lot.

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Re: Billable hours question during interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:06 am

Yes. Both in screen and callback. For every year of practice.

I wasnt below margins so I cant answer that but I think it's a fairly standard question to tease out your motivation for moving. If you're substantially below I would say that you are making the move to have the opportunity to learn and be challenged. You sought out additional work but scrambling for 1x00 hours was not going to help you become the best XYZ attorney you could be.

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Re: Billable hours question during interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:57 am

had done 4 lateral screeners (5 interviewers total), only 2 asked about my hours. had 1 call back (6 interviewers), only 1 asked about my hours. Didn't get an offer so not sure if there's going to be a questionnaire asking for those information.



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