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Anyone ever have a partner ask them to bill all the work they did on a case on the same day even if you worked on tasks over separate days? Ex: Suppose someone did about an hour’s worth of work on one matter on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday and billed all 3 hours under Friday.

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Yes, in my current job, but not frequently. It’s all about client service. Sometimes clients hate bills with 4 entries of 0.6 to draft an Answer to a Complaint, “continued preparation....” sounds like you’re milking it. In my old job, insurance defense litigation, it was very common for the same reason, insurance companies will review and cut entries they think are repetitive. A 2.4 looks better than four 0.6s sometimes. I haven’t heard a convincing argument that this practice is unethical. As long as you’re not over billing, what’s the difference?

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If you are representing that you billed X hours on Y date and you didn’t bill X hours on Y date, you are lying to your client, period. This isn’t even a particularly difficult question and I am completely baffled by how anyone can think lying to a client is OK, no less when that lying occurs because the attorney knows that it will lead to additional fees paid. If your fee arrangement permits you to bill without a date, then you can bill without a date. It does not permit you to make up dates and transmit false information to a client. Edit: the real question here isn’t materiality (which is may be case specific), it’s basic competence and loyalty. Don’t lie to clients. It’s not a difficult rule to follow.

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Yeah, it could be for many reasons.

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Yes, though usually the request is to consolidate small time entries (less than half an hour) into a single day.

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Nope. If they want to do that, it's on the back end.

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It seems morally wrong that consultants are paid more the PhD biochemists, physicists, engineers and social workers. Why is compensation so disconnected from actual value creation in our society?

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Unspoken rules in consulting?

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Perks of WFH I guess

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What are some consulting firms that pay well and have very good WLB? Prestige is not an important factor in this question

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How is everyone being productive or learning something new during isolation? I feel like I should be doing something more than chores and being a couch potato with all this extra time on my hands.

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