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How do you get billable work? Are you constantly knocking on doors & hunting it down? Or are assignments generally given to you? Do you ever have periods of being unable to find any?

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All of the above. So times you are swamped, sometimes you have to go begging like a crackhead.

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This is 100 pct right. It’s all of the above. Always keep your antenna up for your next engagement .

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I first had to hunt it down like a crackhead. After that it started coming easier from people I who knew I did good work.

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At first you beg, then, they beg you — always give a 110%

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Do quality work and the work will flow.

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I think it depends on the firm. If the firm has enough to give all the associates and enough for the nonequity partners to bill, then this may apply. But if there are too many lawyers who have to make their numbers too, it could be tough regardless of the “quality.”

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