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Re: Hours Check

Postby lolwat » Wed May 17, 2017 1:58 pm

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

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Re: Hours Check

Postby jkpolk » Wed May 17, 2017 3:26 pm

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:
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.


I wouldn't worry about it. I didn't make my bonus as a first year and it's not uncommon. Law students should probably not consider bonuses when budgeting because it's such a crapshoot as a junior. Almost completely out of your control.

NY corporate ~600 (including a 300 hour month). It's a weird place, big law.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 17, 2017 6:13 pm

850. LA - V50 Lit. According to a partner, i'm "behind" on hours.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 19, 2017 1:04 pm

421 hours, first year associate. (fiscal year started Feb 1). Guess I should go after some pro bono

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:29 pm

1360 at the halfway point

First year associate, west coast

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:32 pm

1231, first year DC. Had a super slow June but prior three months were nuts. Sadly things are getting busy again.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:20 pm

835 billable, 1295 billable + pro bono. NY.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:36 pm

Jan-June I'm at 360 billable, 630 non billable (yes I'm looking)

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:53 pm

LA Lit, 2nd year associate (coming off of a clerkship): 1,130 Nov.-June

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:53 pm

LA Lit, 2nd year associate (coming off of a clerkship): 1,130 Nov.-June

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Re: Hours Check

Postby barkschool » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:850. LA - V50 Lit. According to a partner, i'm "behind" on hours.


jfc

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Re: Hours Check

Postby shock259 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:31 am

1600. 8 months into the fiscal year.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:03 am

Jan-June: 1100 billable and 200 non-billable (pro bono + firm administrative) NYC 2nd year

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Yugihoe » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:58 am

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:Jan-June: 1100 billable and 200 non-billable (pro bono + firm administrative) NYC 2nd year


Lit?

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:08 pm

LA Corp, Jan-June, 984 hrs.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:08 pm

DC V20 first year, Jan-June, right at 1200. Mostly steady, should get a couple reasonable months before getting destroyed Oct-Dec...

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:29 pm

Chi V10 first year tax 815 YTD

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:48 pm

TX Biglaw Tax - 700 billable and 250 pro bono (2 big items) YTD

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:25 pm

Chicago non-lit mid-level lateral:

670 at five months. I'll take it given the slow ramp-up period, but I'm going to have some work to do in the second half of the fiscal year.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:46 am

SF/SV biglaw midlevel corporate associate, 1392 billable for 1/1 through 6/30. It's been a busy six months.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:27 am

V5 first year, corporate, 795.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:14 pm

Chicago lit: 1035 billable Jan-June. Pretty comfy pace. Hope to have a few ~ 200 months before Dec which is always dead.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:35 pm

Real Estate- Boutique- 1200 for first half. Looking to scale back to 800 hours for second half.

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Re: Hours Check

Postby WinSome » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:49 pm

V50, capital markets, market paying firm, secondary market. 1470 billable from Dec. 1-June 30 with about 40 pro bono that counts towards billable. Been over 300 the past two months. We are extremely busy right now.




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