Low hours, what to do? (Specialty group)

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Low hours, what to do? (Specialty group)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:16 pm

Hi everyone,

I know this topic has been written on ad nauseam but I was wondering if there was any advice other than “go find any partner and tell them you need work.” I’m a junior in a specialty group and there are only a handful of partners. I ask them for work but sometimes either they’re busy or they just don’t have work for me. I reach out to the other associates as well.

I’m on track to bill around 130 hours this month.

Not sure if I should just go to other random partners and ask for work (like corporate partners). I’ve exhausted my pro bono hours counting towards billable hours. Any help is appreciated.


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Re: Low hours, what to do? (Specialty group)

Postby Hopefullitassociate » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:04 pm

How have you been billing in previous months? 130 is not that slow. A couple months in a row of sub-150 hours will cause someone to miss an hours target/requirement, but it's not like you've billed 5 hours in three weeks. Work ebbs and flows, and if 130 is a "slow" month for you then you're probably fine for now.


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Re: Low hours, what to do? (Specialty group)

Postby TheSpecialist » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:38 am

Agreed- one month of 130 hours is nothing to be concerned about, particularly in a specialty group.

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