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Callback Expenses

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:28 pm

What are acceptable amounts to bill a law firm for callback expenses? The firm sent me a form but did not include limits or guidelines. They told me to get whatever I wanted basically... rent a car, etc.

What is "normal" to spend on meals? Not looking to send them a huge bill and have that effect my chances of getting an offer lol

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Re: Callback Expenses

Postby magnum_law » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:32 pm

Only one of my callbacks provided a guideline, but I found it reasonable and followed it more generally.

Breakfast -$20
Lunch- $40
Dinner - $60

Prices include tip. That plus any taxi/uber costs are fair game

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Re: Callback Expenses

Postby OutCold » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:02 pm

If you are eating for one person and not including booze on the tab, there is no way you will spend an amount that will cause recruiting to bat an eye. The above guideline is reasonable. If you are just uncomfortable, go grab a burger from a pub or something. Or just wait to submit your expenses until the firm has made a decision.

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