Anonymous User wrote:590 trans boutique
What are some examples of admin and client development stuff that some of you guys' firms count? I get pro bono and client dinners, but I'm not sure what else that would be (probably because I'm at a small firm).
My biggest non-billable that gets "counted" (not in terms of $$$ but in terms of hours at least) are professional lunches/dinners (e.g. bar association lunches, or big pro bono or "annual xxxx night" dinners that firm sponsors, that kind of stuff), and writing/publishing articles and the like. At a small firm you just need to know what the partners value and that will probably get counted to some extent. Obviously no one will want you to put in 500 hours a year on pro bono or writing articles or going to lunches/dinners on the firm's dime, instead of billing and making money for the firm for those same 500 hours, but atty/business development is something some firms do value