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At your firm, approximately how much do paralegals/assistants get for their year end bonus?

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$15,000 to $25,000 (involved in trials, dispositive motions with significant evidentiary filings, or with high overtime)

$5,000 to $10,000 (reliable and quick turn arounds)

$1,500 to $2,500 (unreliable and slow turn arounds)

Fired to $500 (delegates their work to associates and non-responsive after hours)

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I'm sorry wtf?!

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I worked in biglaw, made six figures and never got more than 1500.

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Nothing. Their bonus is basically what the partners and associates gift them. Plus their salary is capped after five years. It’s fucked.

Mine doesn't give official bonuses but all the attorneys give a bit (with amounts going up by class year)

Our EOY bonus depends on our time at the firm. It averages around $3,500 but is separate from our quarterly bonuses for hitting billable goals.

$1,500 for associates - regardless of years of experience or having worked on a trial that year. $750 if the partner you work for thinks you suck.

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