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I know these scenarios are posted all the time but… Iateralled last month/ super slow/ need support that l’m ok lol. Was super busy the first 2 real weeks of work but have been slow since the holidays (25-30 billable hours per week). Any support/ recommendations to ease the anxiety greatly appreciated :) My last firm was quite toxic and basically shamed me for ever having a slow day

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Don't worry about it. I've been slow the entire month so far billing even less than that. Don't care.

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Same boat

Enjoy the slow times to mentally prepare for the insane times! This is what WLB looks like (to the extent it can be considered WLB) in many biglaw practice areas.

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Just keep telling the partners and people you work with that you’re looking for work. I always do it in an email so I have record of the fact that I was asking for more work and keeping people aware of my situation and not just sitting on my butt doing nothing

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You’re not alone in low hours! I think I had 12 hours last week? I’ve been watching a boatload of CLE videos and cranking out personal projects while I listen to them so that when the heavy workflow hits I’m not drowning in work and personal projects. I get the fear but if you ask for work like @AA1 said and still don’t get any, just try to enjoy it and get your own stuff done! It helps me with the anxiety of low hours because I feel like I’m doing something.

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