People on here are talking about billable hours and utilization... are those things that are tracked on an individual basis? We do it as a firm aggregate and thought that was the norm, but seems to be that it might be tied to specific people at other firms?
No billable work I’ve had full days but I’m having some ZERO billable days lately (1-3 days). We outsource our discovery work and it’s been slow for me. My colleagues seem to stay busy with other things… I obviously told the partners I can take more work. I’m worried. What do you do?
I struggle like crazy staying on track for billable hours. I will work 10.5 hours and look back at my day and 6 of it was billable. Tips for doing better about this?? I have minimums to meet and this is not sustainable
What the most outrageous billable hours you can confirm at your firm? Just learned from a partner that the highest billers at my firm came in at 3600, 3500 and 3200. Seems fishy to me.
Anybody switched from plaintiff to defense later in their career? If so, which did you prefer? Also, I’ve done plaintiff work my entire career - outside of billable hours, in your experience what are some frustrations/challenges that are unique to the defense side? I’m a 10 year attorney looking at some defense jobs right now and they seem a lot more stable with more upward mobility than anything I’ve experienced at a plaintiff firm. Thanks in advance for any comments offered.
Curious about how many hours plaintiffs litigation attorneys work on average per week. I’m a defense attorney and billable hours don’t make for the best work life balance. Thanks in advance.
What happens if you don’t hit your billable hours? I am a first-year that had a very slow February and slow start to March. I’ve been reaching out to various teams for work but things seem slow now & I’m worried that I’m not going to hit my 1800 target.
Real estate litigation attorney with 5 years experience and want out of law firm life/billable hours but don’t know what job would be a fit for my skills? How do I find this out?
Fun fact that consultants will appreciate: The weight of the Liberty Bell equals the number of billable hours in the year. 2,080 lbs. Can anyone else “wow” us with a fun fact?
Ah! If the clients ever realize the number of billable hours wasted on making slides just ‘look’ pretty!!!!
If you exceed your billable hours Monday through Thursday and don’t have much work to do on Friday, is it okay to leave early?
I’m thankfully hitting my hours, but my firm keeps passing non-billable work my way. I am grateful for the opportunities, but this type of work always seems to find its way to the female associates at my firm. We have been told that non-billable work is irrelevant in terms of our annual hours. Any tips on how to navigate this in a thoughtful way? I want to be a team-player, but I believe that others need to step up to the plate.
Has anyone noticed that busy season is changing into a marathon, not a sprint? I’m working close to 60 billable hours/week year round, and 70+ Feb - April. Is this a bigger trend?
What's everyone hoping to get for Christmas? I got my present early: five months of billable work to start off 2016.
Need advice for resigning while on bench. I already have a start date with the new employer. Should I do a traditional two week notice or give <=1 week notice instead? My goal is to not burn bridges, but I also don’t want to get let go on the spot since I have nothing to “wrap up” besides HR tasks. I’ve read on here that sometimes they will let you go day of and pay you out for two weeks but I don’t see why any firm would do that for somebody not currently performing billable work...
How do you track your time spent reading and responding to emails? I don’t want to run a timer each time I open outlook, but I feel like I’m losing hours of billable time every day to one-off emails that I would never individually bill for.
Have a call on Friday with the CEO of an environmental entrepreneurship non-profit. It could lead to a professional opportunity and maybe even billable work I can refer to my firm down the line. I’m going in with an open mind but little concrete information on his entity and goals and ways I could get involved. What questions would you ask such a person?
I’m a 2017 associate in NYC biglaw. I logged approx. 2300 billable hours in 2019. Is that light, normal or heavy in the biglaw market for RE associates at my level? Thanks in advance for thoughts.
i am a first year and i currently work at a mid size firm doing defense-side professional liability (lawyers and accountants mostly) and defense-side employment (mostly discrimination cases). i would really like, once ive made a dent in my student loans, to switch to government work, either reviewing professional licensure complaints or employment discrimination complaints. does “switching sides” like that sound that sound possible? if so, how can i set myself up for success?
MBB interview tomorrow. I’ve been studying hard for the last two weeks. Do I go to my intramural b-ball game @ 9pm or study the rest of the night. Confidence level 50%
W, St. Regis, or Las Alcobas in Mexico City? Also open to high-end boutique hotel recommendations...
￼￼flying out of the US tonight, still curative hasnt returned my pcr results yet. Anyone do the pcr test in LAX? How early should I go?
Do you think Apple and Amazon fight over who's the first A in FAANG like BCG and Bain over MBB?
Has anyone taken disability leave, and then used it to look for jobs? How does this work legally?
I’m a Tax Staff who is very interested in Technology? Any ideas or recommendations on how I can combine the two ? And do you think any of the Big 4 can accommodate me ?
Recently got promoted to SM at one of the Big 3, how much raise should I expect taking a lateral position at a competitor?
First time in an accounting firm… Is it normal to want to quit after starting a couple months ago? 😂 About to start doing the bare minimum and hope I don’t get fired.
Is your rank / service line important for H1B specialty occupation? (Ie. Do consultants have higher chance of approval than auditors?
How good is Deloitte’s cloud practice? What’s the average salary range for Cloud Engineer positions in Deloitte GPS and how much Bonus can you reasonably ask for?
I think my daughter has selective mutism. Any other parents here with a child with selective mutism have any recommendations on how I start this journey (books to read, tactical strategies, etc)
Happy new year to all you lovely, smart, successful, strong women 💪🏽 wishing you all good health and happiness in 2021❤️
This to Burnetters - so what's the role of the global President when the local CEO's don't report to you? When the global president has no say in the matters of any Burnett office in the world?
Offers to choose from: 1. 115 base plus 20k rsu with 5k each year 2. 130 base with 7.5k of equity right now. Both give a bonus in equity and no real range there. Like company 1 product and team more and could negotiate but don’t know how to
Anyone know how product managers are positioned at Apple? I haven’t heard too much about PMs there compared to at other FAANG. Is it “true” product management, agile, or more like project managers?
What sort of books do you remember the most from when you were in school? Was it the stories that resonated with you or the assignments/lessons around it?
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