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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 15, 2017 2:37 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Um, dumb question, but are these billables or just how many hours you've billed total?


(940 wc lit boutique guy above): I included pro bono, but firm doesn't track other non-billables like biz dev/helping with SAs/admin shit/etc at all, so not included by default.

(do other peoples' firms make people enter/track those because i feel like i'd be simultaneously way more annoyed at having to keep track of that shit, but also would feel better about those days where you're at the office til like 9 but only billed 3/4h because lots of nonbillable bullshit piled up if i knew someone was counting it)


Another west coast lit boutique associate here clocking in at around 950 as of this weekend. Vacationed for part or January so that was a low month, but its been batshit since. (Also not including any admin/internal firm affairs/business development in those hours)

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Re: Hours Check

Postby jbagelboy » Mon May 15, 2017 2:40 am

gaddockteeg wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:1250

NY bankruptcy

:shock:


This seem.. incredible. Anyone over 900 here is working crazy. 1200 is just batshit

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 15, 2017 9:57 am

500. Am I going to lose my job? They will at least let me stay till end of the year right?

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 15, 2017 10:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:500. Am I going to lose my job? They will at least let me stay till end of the year right?


Right there with you. Disclaimer, I'm a first year and have no billables requirement at my firm. I've been told not to worry since 1400-1500 is normal for first years at my firm, and the second half of the year will be gangbusters. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby skers » Mon May 15, 2017 10:19 am

Anonymous User wrote:500. Am I going to lose my job? They will at least let me stay till end of the year right?


The truth is you have less control over your hours than a lot of people (including partners)?care to admit. As long as you're not avoiding work you're very likely fine. It takes time to get traction and honestly sometimes it's easier to just not deal with first years.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 15, 2017 10:32 am

600 - Chicago corporate. All my deals be dyin, yo.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby kellyfrost » Mon May 15, 2017 10:44 am

In House:
We don't keep track of "billable" hours, but we are required to keep track of our time spent on a specific matter (metrics).
From January 1 - May 12 of 2017 I am at: 629.00


My 2016 total was 1,566.80

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Re: Hours Check

Postby v5junior » Mon May 15, 2017 10:50 am

625 - NYC V5 Corporate. Loving life.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 15, 2017 11:39 am

NYC v20 lit

Around 750

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 15, 2017 12:07 pm

730. Secondary market, mid-size, lit.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Mon May 15, 2017 12:36 pm

Just over 200. LA corp. Living the life (until shitcanned).

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 15, 2017 12:38 pm

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:Just over 200. LA corp. Living the life (until shitcanned).


Are you trying to quit soon or something.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Mon May 15, 2017 12:50 pm

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LaLiLuLeLo wrote:Just over 200. LA corp. Living the life (until shitcanned).


Are you trying to quit soon or something.


Nope, just haven't gotten much to do.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby sopranorleone » Mon May 15, 2017 12:51 pm

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sopranorleone wrote:476 but I gave my two-weeks' notice on Monday


Congrats, tell us more


Thanks! 1.5 years into biglaw, LA, transactional. Headed in-house 8)

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Re: Hours Check

Postby smokeylarue » Mon May 15, 2017 12:55 pm

670 hours, corporate, SoCal, shit is slow this year.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby smokeylarue » Mon May 15, 2017 12:56 pm

sopranorleone wrote:
CPAn00b wrote:
sopranorleone wrote:476 but I gave my two-weeks' notice on Monday


Congrats, tell us more


Thanks! 1.5 years into biglaw, LA, transactional. Headed in-house 8)


Bro, tell us your secrets... how did you cop this after only 1.5 years! Congrats

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Re: Hours Check

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Mon May 15, 2017 1:02 pm

smokeylarue wrote:
sopranorleone wrote:
CPAn00b wrote:
sopranorleone wrote:476 but I gave my two-weeks' notice on Monday


Congrats, tell us more


Thanks! 1.5 years into biglaw, LA, transactional. Headed in-house 8)


Bro, tell us your secrets... how did you cop this after only 1.5 years! Congrats



I wanna be like you-u-u!

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 15, 2017 1:37 pm

530 – planning on giving notice soon.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby skers » Mon May 15, 2017 1:53 pm

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
LaLiLuLeLo wrote:Just over 200. LA corp. Living the life (until shitcanned).


Are you trying to quit soon or something.


Nope, just haven't gotten much to do.


Prob a good idea to really push for things to do.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Mon May 15, 2017 1:58 pm

skers wrote:
LaLiLuLeLo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
LaLiLuLeLo wrote:Just over 200. LA corp. Living the life (until shitcanned).


Are you trying to quit soon or something.


Nope, just haven't gotten much to do.


Prob a good idea to really push for things to do.


There just isn't much. It's been generally slow. Luck of the draw, also. The deals I've been staffed on have either died or aren't moving. I've asked around, might get a small thing here or there. But that's all. It could take off at any time, though, which is what I'm banking on.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 15, 2017 2:04 pm

640. SV Corporate first year.

Slow January, picked up Feb-March (March was hell), slow again in April, picking back up this month.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 15, 2017 2:50 pm

620. First year IP lit. Northeast secondary market.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 15, 2017 2:55 pm

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:
skers wrote:
LaLiLuLeLo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
LaLiLuLeLo wrote:Just over 200. LA corp. Living the life (until shitcanned).


Are you trying to quit soon or something.


Nope, just haven't gotten much to do.


Prob a good idea to really push for things to do.


There just isn't much. It's been generally slow. Luck of the draw, also. The deals I'vel been staffed on have either died or aren't moving. I've asked around, might get a small thing here or there. But that's all. It could take off at any time, though, which is what I'm banking on.


To do what?

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Re: Hours Check

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Mon May 15, 2017 3:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
LaLiLuLeLo wrote:
skers wrote:
LaLiLuLeLo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
LaLiLuLeLo wrote:Just over 200. LA corp. Living the life (until shitcanned).


Are you trying to quit soon or something.


Nope, just haven't gotten much to do.


Prob a good idea to really push for things to do.


There just isn't much. It's been generally slow. Luck of the draw, also. The deals I'vel been staffed on have either died or aren't moving. I've asked around, might get a small thing here or there. But that's all. It could take off at any time, though, which is what I'm banking on.


To do what?


To not get fired for having insanely low hours.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 15, 2017 3:19 pm

1st year here: 981 including pro-bono; 1,143 including the admin stuff we get credit for. Secondary market big-law. not complaining, tend to not work on the weekends and leave work at 5 to do what I need to from home or the pool-deck at my apartment. That said, about 10% of my fees have been charged-off or discounted so that's not too pretty to look at, but I guess that's the way things go now. I'm not overly concerned, already looking for exit ops just b/c.
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