How much nonbillable time is too much? I’m a second associate at a midsized firm and I have 30-50 non billable hours each month. An associate at another firm told me this was really high. Thoughts?

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Super high. What aren't you billing ? My rule bill everything. Can you make a call when you piss ? Bill it

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I agree but I’m already getting comments about my low billables. And my mentor is unfortunately useless. But I’ll see who else I can talk to at the firm.

Normal. We have a target of 500 hours (minimum) non bill for associates (and 1900 min bill).

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Seems completely normal. I have at least that in nonbillable too.

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At small and midsize firms there is more of that, and you are less likely to be able to get credit for it. That seems like a lot though. I usually have 100-200 by the end of the year

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I’m in big law and that’s normal and expected. In fact, only 30 a month would be below target.

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Depends on your practice area. For example, in areas with frequent new developments and client alerts to write, seems normal.

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30 a month is low for most firms.

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As long as you're logging it like that I guess that's fine. I bill those things to cases like travel especially.

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