How do your firms compensate rainmakers/ marketing partners? Low billable hours and large bonuses based on the business generated?
Need some advice, I’m a third year healthcare/corp/M&A associate in Texas from a small firm. Was let go today because of recent hires and not enough billable work. Feel like I should try everything possible to secure another job and still a bit shocked. So if anyone in this bowl has any leads, please let me k ow! TIA!
Weird but serious question. How do you deal with bathroom breaks and billable hours? I try hard to stay hydrated because it helps me focus and is obviously good for me, but then I feel like I’m having to pee every 30 minutes, which ends up being disruptive to my work. Any insight or tips on how this works would be great. 😅
What does everyone have for billable hours?
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?
Hello, I’ve been doing litigation for 6 years. I truly hate it and I’m wondering how difficult it would be to transfer to a different type of law (possibly at the same firm)? What is the least stressful paralegal role? Or what other types of jobs can I get to avoid billable hours and over the top stress? Help please, I need a more sustainable job that I actually like. Litigation is too chaotic for my personality.
Ever a good idea to out a lazy supervising attorney? I’m a mid level working for a junior partner that reports to managing partner. Junior partner misses meetings, calls, is always late, misses deadlines, etc. He meets billable requirements by taking easy assignments on large docket but does not actually work the cases until a big deadline comes up, when the case inevitably ends on my desk because I’m the “go-to” for very hard cases. Ever a good idea to put someone whose laziness goes undetected
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?
Obligatory financial info post. 1) size of firm, 2) billable requirements, 3) salary, 4) bonus, 5) quality of life, 6) debt, and and 7) family/married/single. Go!
As a new hire, what’s the better approach? Go around looking (begging) for billable hours or sit tight at my desk for 8 hours a day and study for the CPA exam?
I work for a boutique firm in a large west coast city. No clue what it costs or means if I’d make partner. How does the process usually work? I’m currently a senior associate. Been here a bit more than a year. Not sure if I want to stay and grind the billable hours or try to move to in-house or government law in the same industry.
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
Looking to make a lateral move to Lewis Brisbois but have concerns after reading the reviews. How is their pay? Is it easy to hit the billable targets or is there limited amount of work to go around? Any experience in working in the Dallas office?
Thoughts on Kilpatrick Townsend Atlanta office? WFH options, office culture, sophistication of clients, billable requirements, etc. mid level, IP
If you had an opportunity to name your salary and set your billable hours, what would be the ideal ratio per month? Say for example your hourly rate is 400.
Consultants at companies that use Teams- are any of you being provided a Teams User Activity Report on a regular basis? Curious if it’s helpful at all in tracking billable hours.
Contemplating an offer to go in house. Will I have an opportunity to ask questions about WLB/hours (trying to leave billable hours and big law)? And tips on negotiating comp? Prepared to take a pay cut but don’t want to leave $$ on the table!
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.
This is not a sarcastic question, I genuinely want to know, how do you use PTO as an attorney? Is your billable hour requirement for the month offset, or are you expected to make it up? How do you make sure your cases are all good and there won’t be any fires while you’re gone?
So I realize "House" is not medically accurate, but man I just rediscovered and can't stop watching
So, 25-years old currently working as an ABM with 2 YOE in CPG. Trying to make the jump to Tech (PM or PMM roles), what would be the best school? Would you recommend applying or wait a couple years more? I am European and living in the EU currently
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I used to work for a BIG 4 company. They sponsored my green card and I signed a term telling that I should pay back the GC cost. I left the company and they did not charge anything. However, 6 months later they sent me a letter asking to pay back. What happens if I don’t pay? I was fine paying when I left, but 6 months later I already used the moneymaker other stuff
If you were to choose between Google PM & Bain & Co, what would u choose and why? (Same salary & location)
Whats the Fidelity equivalent of VOO and VTI at Vanguard. Looking for options to just drop in a fixed amount every month
Joining Deloitte next Monday. How does PDA work. Should we buy a phone and reimburse or will a phone be given.
I'm a pharm.D graduate.
Seeking for a relevant job opportunity in TCS in clinical research field.
Please help me out to find out a job for me.
I hd 5 month experience in a CRO as a scientific clinical research associate an 1 yr internship training in hospital as a trainee Clinical pharmacist.
Please help me out.
Any ideas for Fathers Day gift? Our first baby is just 6 months old if that makes a difference. He got me a frame with baby hand prints and a photo of me and baby, which i loved but dont want to copy
Question about PTO - my contract says 25 days but is this inclusive of any office shutdown over Christmas/New years (if there is one?). In Sydney office if that provides some context. Thanks!
Can someone share the salary for a UX designer with 5 years of experience in Microsoft. I have cleared all rounds and I am not sure what do I ask as my expected salary going by microsoft standards
Does anyone know if I can move from a PwC firm in one country to another? Thanks in advance.
As someone who isn't a PoC I'm always unsure of how I should refer to others correctly. First question:
African American vs Black - what is more accepted?
Can anyone help me understand what is MasterCard Send?
If anyone here from the team, what is the scope of work?
What was the most challenging part of your transition to the firm? What advice would you give your past self if you could travel back in time?
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Have any new/young attornys needed to moonlight in order to make ends meet and save for the future? First year associate at a small PI firm, making base 60k. Haven't been able to save much since I started as I need to pay $100/week for insurance and have other necessary expenses. My gf is a first year gov't attorney and is working additional shifts to supplement her income and I feel like I should too. Feel a bit degrading applying to a night security guard position at $15/hr but might need to
My friend is a 4th year public defender in NYC. T14 grad and easily one of the smartest, most capable attorneys and professionals I know. She finally hit the limit and is looking to pivot out of PD work when she moves to Oregon next year. Does anyone have any experience seeing this PD - private practice transition happen? She’s open to basically anything in the litigation space so long as it pays better. I assume biglaw is off the table given the market, but know she would thrive. Any advice?
Does Marshall Dennehey give any bonuses?
I'm wondering if this is accepted practice. My firm has a computer monitoring system that takes pictures of what you're working on every 5 seconds. The firm's HR/office manager then uses this to determine if you're working while you're in the office. Ex) I have outlook opened on my computer, but I'm inactive on my computer b/c I'm reading a paper file. This individual will walk into my office to see why I'm not 'working'. Getting pretty fed up.
Confession for today is that I totally forgot to call opposing counsel today, lied and said I left a voicemail, and successfully rescheduled for tomorrow
Am I still being considered or has the firm moved on with another candidate(s)? I Interviewed well in my third interview with an AM100 firm July 28, 2022 but I have not heard a decision. I emailed mid-August and I was informed that they are “interviewing other candidates and will get an update soon.” Any hints?
Amazon AWS legal just announced promotions. Anyone on here who was recently promoted from Associate Corporate Counsel to Corp. Counsel? If so, what’s your new TC look like? Hoping to make the jump from ACC to CC in the next year.
Biglaw folks — what’s everyone annualizing right now? Would be helpful to provide some background info too.
How hard would it be for me to lateral to an in-house position and make reasonably more money than I’m making now? I’m a 7th year working insurance defense. Went to a decent law school. Lots of litigation experience but zero trial experience. I’m sick of ID and to be honest I don’t even really like anything about litigation in general.
Does anyone use US Legal Forms/Forms Pass? Trying to figure out if it’s worth it. New Solo real estate practitioner.
When a partner you haven't yet worked with sends you an email that just says "available?" in the subject line and no message in the body, how do you respond if you're busy on a deadline and not sure whether they have a normal project or need a fire drill you can't deliver? (Partners, please don't do this to us) 😱
I switched firms this year to a boutique (~15 attys) that pays out sizable year end bonuses (I was told during the hiring process at least 75% of our base salary for associates). The year is winding down and no one is talking about timing, amounts, etc. My self-eval was due yesterday and I’ve tried to politely ask about “expectations” in that context with other associates but no one is spilling the tea. Is there an industry standard timing for this? Am I being too polite?
Besides for county and local bar associations, are there any good networking groups for big law associates?
Have I limited my options by clerking for five years at the state level? (2 yrs for criminal judge, 2 yrs as staff attorney for a different trial court, 1 yr clerking at appeals court) I’m starting to look for a civil litigation position for next year. I have an open mind on the practice area.
I'm a 6th year on my third firm. Every time I left it was for a huge increase in pay and prestige (Am200->Am100->Vault 20). Recently my dream job in a recently IPO'd public company which I own over $100k in stock in opened up, and I want to apply. Should I worry about appearing like a job hopper on my resume?
I've been using the free version of Casetext for a few years. It's fast, basic, and I like it. Unfortunately, they have gone subscription only. The firm has (and I dislike) Westlaw. Any good alternatives to Casetext that provide for lightweight, fast case resources?