How many of the first year associates at your biglaw firm hit the stated hours goal?

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Hitting your hours as a first year isnt really a flex. It’s probably one of the only years you are not expected to make your hours, and the bonus after taxes isnt worth the extra stress.

Bill 15-1600 and take a few extra vacation before midlevel hell begins.

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Transactional midlevel is hard. You know enough to run the show, but you still have no idea what you're doing.

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Only one of them did.

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It’s very rare, usually none.

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I came close. Hit 1850 of 2000. Only one person in my group the last ten years has actually hit it.

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A7 - relatively close. Most were down in 1400-1600 range.

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Over 80% here

That’s what I would guess for my firm too. I’m surprised at the other responses? Where are these low-hour first years and can they have some of my work?

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