My billable hours bonus requirement/target is 1900. Unless I pull a 300 hour month in December, I won’t be hitting that. The reason being is that in June, I had a parent pass which required me to travel overseas to take care of arrangements. I also had another family emergency in October that also required me to travel overseas. Do you guys think the firm will take this into consideration?
Been at my firm for 2.5 years, right out of law school. Worked in my practice area as a clerk for 3 years in law school. New Associate comes in right around my 1.5 year mark, they are 5 years out of school but have no experience in the practice area. They fail to meet billable hours each month. Never go above and beyond. Call out all the time. Can’t be trusted with large/important assignments. Am I right to be annoyed that there is only a 5k difference in salary between us? (I make more).
Does your firm require Pro Bono? If so, how many hours and is it counted towards your billable hours?
If you're a company who employs alot of hourly workers for your billable hours at the client side,
Which ATS and HRIS you all use?
Does meeting your billable hour requirement ever get easier? Any tips or tricks for maximizing your billable time?
Has anyone worked on a outsourced GC model. Where for a monthly payment you do effectively unlimited work for them? I hate billable hours and prefer fixed monthly retainers.
To the post below- it is quiet, so I’ll bite!
Does anyone know about associate compensation at the regional Atlantic Canada firms? The the big ones have all been posting job ads for associates in the 3-5 year range. Any insight on salary and billable targets?
I’ve practiced litigation in DC for about 5+ years at a larger plaintiffs’ firm, and am considering a switch to a defense firm. Is there any insight to how many billable hours this would require, and how much time that would actually be? For reference, the firm has a 1900 billable hour requirement and the partner said I would have “no problem” fulfilling that based on the work they have.
Hi ladies! Looking for insights on what’s it’s like working as an associate of some firms. Anyone here has worked/works at Fox Rothschild or McDermott and can give me some insights as to firm culture? Partners? Work life balance ? Billable requirements etc?
Has anyone transitioned from Tax to RM? Could you share your experience and pros/cons of the change? Really want to get out of client facing/billable work, but I like my firm. Thank you!
What is the bonus structure at your law firm? Associate hour requirement at my firm is 1850, for every hour over that you get your billable rate (i.e. if your rate is $200/hr you get $200 for each hour over 1850). To me this seems like its just overtime pay. Is this typical?
Anyone else completely mail it in after giving their 2 weeks? Major senioritis for me rn. Probably had 2 billable hours today. Maybe
Has anyone made a move from a boutique firm to Big Law, regretted it, stuck it out, and found success? I am in the ‘regretted it’ phase, but it may be culture shock. I started as a legal assistant for a solo practitioner 11 years ago and am now an IP Paralegal. I’ve never had keep track of billable time, and I think that’s one of the biggest adjustments.
I have a question about mid-size Philadelphia law firms. Does anyone have any insight about what life is like (culture, pay, billable hours, cases, WFH, perks, etc.) as a junior partner/senior associate/of counsel in the litigation department at the following firms: Montgomery McCracken, Schnader Harrison, Stradley Ronon, Dilworth Paxson, Klehr Harrison?
Internal Thoughts: Being a lawyer is already stressful enough, but these BILLABLE HOURS can kiss my entire ass! Aside from going in-house can anyone recommend some other career paths in the legal field that don’t require billables? Thanks in advance 🥲
..this is a straight outta college consultant in the financial industry. Feedback has already been poor for this individual and we’re trying hard to be empathetic. They’re making this hard 🧐
Does anyone else deal with attitudes like this? And genuinely, what would your response be?
How accurately do you guys charge your billable time? Not asking due to overcharging. Asking because too lazy to keep up.
If I’m not charging any billable hours is it acceptable to “work” from home one day a week? I’ve asked for work, my office is dead right now post 10/15. Just don’t want to get in trouble for putting
Frustrated with work as we all are. Single mom insurance defense litigation for mid sized NYC based firm. Base salary is 136k nominal bonuses. Struggling to meet work demands (deadlines, billable hours) and then also struggling financially. Just curious if what I am making is going rate, am of counsel after taking 6 years off of practice 10+ years practicing. Thanks!
Anyone have any tips about Ward & Smith, specifically their Corporate M&A group? Billable hours, general culture, etc. Anything appreciated!
How’s Deloitte’s AMS practice?
Is this legal?
My partner and I are moving out of our condo building in NYC at month end, and the building management (not our landlord) has communicated to us that, on top of the 1K non-refundable fee and 1K security deposit to move out (stated in lease), they are also issuing a $1,250 "sanitization fee" for the public areas (hallways/elevators), since we happen to be moving out during COVID19. We feel this is taking advantage of tenants during this time and may not be legal. Any advice helps!
Anyone work at John’s hopkins? Inpatient vs outpatient? Have you found it’s better than other hospitals?
How many times have you felt that business/operations/"xyz" dept. folks are ruining the product by controlling what features need to be built rather than focusing on the problem statement.?
First time poster here!
After spending 4 years as a mid-level ops manager, I tried to break into HR through talent acquisition. Now after 6 years in TA, I've had a hard time getting out of it. My goal was always to get into a more broad HRBP position, but I've since worked for smaller orgs without a solid HR career path. When I ask about my career goals, they keep telling me, "Soon!" Or "Maybe in 6 months!"
I'm testing SPHR in June. Any advice for securing the type of role I'm aiming for?
Almost Monday blues. 09/18 Check-in: what’s everyone upto today? I am planning to get my steps & upper body before being a clinch potato watching football.
For the 🐠 that have traveled to Egypt, can I get some recommendations on tour companies? I’m traveling with my partner (two females) and would like to have something arrange. 🙏
Hey guys! I have tried doing accounting/bookkeeping on the side because I'm a single mom and I have no family currently where I am, so no one to leave the little one after she's home from school to potentially go outside the home. I have been ripped off 3 times by people on Fiverr & Upwork seeking my services. How do I verify these people and how what other side gig can I do from home?
Do you feel you have to answer every technical question correctly to get the job? I tried my best, but I still feel unsure and I have been worried about it all day. Advice?
What are the type of engagements in A&M transactions advisory? Are they mostly pre-sign, or there is some sign to close work as well?
Anyone joined credit Suisse in this month?
Do we have to join from office?
Also any opinions about the current situation of credit Suisse as its facing losses?
I'd love an opportunity to work for the federal government in contracting or procurement but have found it difficult to get selected for an interview. What's the catch?
LTI-Larsen and Toubro Infotech is looking for Experience professionals in Cloud. Interested can DM with their Email Id, Years of Experience and Job Code.
#LTI #Cloud #AWS #devops #GCP #hiring
I had L1 interview and i got confirmation mail for made it. ( Congratulations! You’ve made it to Capgemini.). The person who took interview said generally i take 2nd round. So i am confused that whether there will be a 2nd technical round or this is it.
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I hate due diligence requests. Every time my email notification pings I want to cry. I’m already going as fast as I can.
Have you noticed that it’s the low paying jobs and the nonprofit jobs the ones that still require cover letters? I find cover letters to be archaic and pretentious.
Hi! I’m in the immigration law firm world and I absolutely hate it. I wanted to know for those who have transitioned in an in-house mobility and immigration role from a law firm. Do you like it better? Pros and cons?
Any paralegals used Upwork or similar sites for side work/freelance work? Just wondering if it's worth the time investment. All feedback is appreciated!
Does imposter syndrome ever go away?! My firm does regular performance reviews and my stomach is in knots every time even though I always get “exceeds expectations” in every category and my senior attorney always writes the nicest notes, but I always get so much anxiety about it. I have 6 years of experience, when does it stop 🥲
Hi all. I’ve been in litigation for about 10 years, but I’d like try something new like transactional/corporate. How does one break into that area of the law when the résumé screams litigation? Thanks in advance.
Is it appropriate to follow up after interviews to ask why you were not selected? And/or ask for feedback so that you can develop and improve professionally?
I've had SEVERAL interviews since February, and I keep getting rejected and it's starting to leave me feeling discouraged. I've been in my current position for just over 3 years and in the industry for around 4 years and have a bachelor's in Legal Studies. The positions I've applied to all vary in nature.
How do you deal with burnout? I am finding it hard to stay motivated. I cut back on the hours I was working but still feel drained at the end of day
Any corporate paralegals that can chime in on their experiences at Ropes and Gray or Gunderson in Boston, MA?
I work as a paralegal in the Bay Area. I’ve only ever worked in biglaw, but am considering switching to in-house. I was wondering if anyone here has worked in both and can share some insight into the pros and cons of each. Thanks!
My boss (atty) is so disorganized! I’ve been with him 6 months and he’s having a hard time delegating, sharing info and managing deadlines. I’ve organized the caseload to manage the deadlines. He says he wants me to help with discovery but when I offer to start on one, he says he needs to do it. (Since he might have to present as evidence) When I give him deadlines and ask for the docs he says he’ll get to it. It’s a small 1 man firm, and I’m the first assistant besides his wife. Any advice?
I am currently going through the interview process with couple Big Law firms in the SFBay Area. Can people please share their YOE (years of experience), practice area, and salary? Base or total. I’m at a boutique law firm and would appreciate some insight into BL salaries.
Have a Great day paralegals ✌️
Hi All - I have created a bowl for those who want to know more about their potential new firm and role - ask anonymously and hopefully someone within the firm will respond! Or we can help find the right person for you! See you there!
Any paralegals here working at Nesenoff & Miltenberg LLP in Manhattan? How’s the culture, pay, and work and life balance?
I am approaching my 1 yr anniversary with my present employer and I wanted to speak with them for a salary increase. I would really appreciate some guidance in terms of salary range for a senior paralegal in-house.
Any paralegals who work/have worked as an immigration paralegal and are willing to share their experience? I’m considering switching from contract-based law to immigration but I’ve heard immigration can be emotionally draining. I like that the workload at my current firm isn’t stressful but I don’t feel like I’m helping people (just businesses).
Gonna need more information here.
Depends on what your issue is. For some people it helps to have a literal kitchen timer or app on their phone. There are outlook plugins that will capture time automatically for you as you're drafting. There's a neat gadget I've seen online where you turn it everytime you switch a task and it keeps multiple timers running. Pomodoro technique helps keep me focused so my billable time isn't silly.