First year here at midsize.
I’m pretty sure colleagues at my firm are inflating their billable hours. Is this the norm? I suspect many of you will think this is obvious and/or that I’m naive but wtf? I find hitting 2200 is tough even with a good sized work load. Am I just expected to play the game? I don’t want to sound self-righteous but if most are lying just to make the requirement, then maybe the requirement should be lower.
Is there a second busy season at big4 for the extended tax deadline? And how busy is it really? Would they require the same billable hours like it is in spring?
For anyone debating whether to go in house, I recently went in house, and the mental health benefit of not having to worry about billable hours is completely worth the switch. It's great not having to worry about catching up on hours when I'm out for a doctor's appointment, vacation, etc. It's more of a mental health relief than I guessed it would be.
My Shareholder came into my office yesterday and proceeded to tell me that "we" were getting sloppy & "we" needed to get our billable up and that she had missed things. She made a point to say hers were low & she never gave me info regarding billable time. Our biggest client cuts half our time.
During the interview they never mentioned there were billable req.
1 month ago she was singing my praises. Had been real sick last 2 months and went to HR re med accommodation and now this.
Hi everyone - ex-big law here (one year), and since then I have been at a boutique securities law firm out of NJ/NY. No billable requirements where I’m at and deal flow is decent enough (most weeks I’m billing 35/45 hours). They do not pay market. MSK (Mitchell Silberberg and Knupp) reached out to me and may be getting ready to make an offer after two rounds of interviews. Has anyone heard how their capital markets group is? Any tips or recommendations? Thanks!
My law firm gives me a report that breaks down the amount of billable hours collected compared to how much I’ve been paid on a monthly basis. Does anyone else’s firm do this? At what point do you think it’s acceptable to ask for a bonus/raise?
When lateraling to another defense firm, is it necessary to show billable hours at current firm?
So I have completely lost interest in my area of practice mainly because I haven’t been exposed to many matters (our team is really slow) and I am the most junior in the team. So billable work is never constant. I feel like this has impacted my interest and stagnated my growth. I am thinking of moving into a different area of practice that I’m interested in. Has anyone ever done this? I’m actually depressed and I really hate being given work now. I have ADHD. Please advise
Im a third year associate and I’m frequently asked to give presentations (on new case law, legislation, ect.) during a weekly meeting for my section. There’s a first year associate and a law clerk in my section who are never asked to present. Should I push back on this? Would it look bad if I delegate some of the work to the others? I spend a lot of non billable time prepping for these presentations...it seems unfair that I’m the only one who has to do them.
What does it mean when a firm doesnt have a required number of billable hours but has an expected target? Isnt it essentially the same thing…?
Should I do it or politely tell them to pound sand? Small team went way over budget on a thing, i did 90% of the work. Partner is asking me to move some billable time to a non-billable number to “act like a partner” and show I’m willing to share in the hurt. They claim this will help me with partnership later because acting like a partner is one of the most important factors. This would turn an ok june into a bad june for me in terms of hours. I’m up for partnership next year. 👍🏻 or 👎🏻?
Looking to leave a govt job for a junior attorney role in a small workers comp defense firm. I have no experience in workers comp. How easy is it to learn the work and make 1850 billable hours? What future opportunities does this experience give?
What does everyone have for billable hours?
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?
Just curious, what percentage of your billable rate do you take home? Calculation would be ((Salary and Bonus/Yearly Billable Hours)/Billable Rate). For me it's about 18% as a Senior 1 in M&A Tax (note this doesn't include other benefits).
I am a 10 yr lawyer. 7 yrs in my practice area. Little over a year at current firm. Still an associate. Im at large plaintiff firm w/ billable requirements. I do mass/class cases and hold a couple leadership positions (these were competitive to get). What should salary be and when should I make partner. I’ll add I work remote and pretty autonomously. Little contact with partners or anyone at my firm.
I’ve worked the last nine years for my state legislature as an attorney analyst, drafting and analyzing proposed legislation. I’ve primarily worked on health professional regulations. Next year, I will apply for student loans forgiveness under the public service program and would like a change. I know others who have gone into lobbying/government relations, but I would like to find other options to pursue. I’ve never done billable work so not sure if law firm life is for me. Any suggestions?
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?
Hi everyone. I am looking for a change as Linux administrator. I have an experience of 3.4 yrs at Infosys Ltd. Please help me to find a good opportunity.
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Is $600/day a reasonable rate for a NYC graphic/visual designer with 6 years of experience? Too high/low? Any insight appreciated!
Hi guys .. if we travel from Mumbai to USA via London. .Do we need to apply for transit visa
What’s with managers trying to BS you when you leave for another company? For example, my previous role the CEO lied and said a co-worker who quit asked for her job back (total lie). At my current company I’m about to leave my boss says “we were going to hire you for a manager position” in my exit interview (definitely a lie lol). It’s just funny both times I was leaving for a much better situation and the manager made up something on the spot. Y’all seen that ?
Any thoughts on getting a degree from Harvard Extension School? I’m thinking of getting a grad degree in Management Info Systems instead of getting an MBA
I attended Maria Shriver’s Radically Reframing Aging conference this week. The question this group asked was interesting: what does radically reframing aging mean to you? To me it means active professional innovation.
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Heartwarming diversity on display at the DNC! From Republicans to Democrats, representation from all races - even Northern Marinara Islands got a shout out. Go Joe & Kamala!
Can we travel internationally while the H1B amendment for location change is pending? Have any of you done it or know people who have? I keep getting conflicting information.
I'm thinking of leaving firm life and applying to the NY SG's office. Anyone heard anything about it (work environment, prestige, etc.)?
Tip for someone that can’t take time off after school to study for the CPA. How did u balance work and studying at the same time? Any studying tips?
What is the salary range for module lead in Mindtree? Already having offer for 17 LPA from other organizations, will mindtree pay more than this?
Ladies, tell me about your house managers/mommy helpers.
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Are all the Audit sims in one testlet like old format or sims are now divided into multiple testlets? Also any suggestion? I got 2 more days and last 3 chapters to study.
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Hi Everyone. I am in Supply Chain and had a final interview with KPMG on 8/3 for a senior associate supply chain. I had 6 rounds of interviews including with HR (The recruiters). It's been two weeks and I have not heard anything back. I followed up twice with the recruiter to ask about timelines and she has not responded at all. Does anyone know how long it takes KPMG to get back to you? Especially in Supply Chain Advisory?
The only thing encouraging me to finish this expense report is this bottle of scotch that is now only half full.
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