Is it just me or the average billable work in infrastructure transactions has blown off steam in the last couple of weeks?

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I have a question about mid-size Philadelphia law firms. Does anyone have any insight about what life is like (culture, pay, billable hours, cases, WFH, perks, etc.) as a junior partner/senior associate/of counsel in the litigation department at the following firms: Montgomery McCracken, Schnader Harrison, Stradley Ronon, Dilworth Paxson, Klehr Harrison?

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I am a 10 yr lawyer. 7 yrs in my practice area. Little over a year at current firm. Still an associate. Im at large plaintiff firm w/ billable requirements. I do mass/class cases and hold a couple leadership positions (these were competitive to get). What should salary be and when should I make partner. I’ll add I work remote and pretty autonomously. Little contact with partners or anyone at my firm.


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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?

Salary survey:

Number of attorneys:
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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?


16 weeks and so worried all of the stress I’m under is going to hurt the baby. Between work, my own scary (non-pregnancy) health stuff, the pandemic, my mom (who is a widow and lives alone, basically isolated by choice due to covid) is having health issues, and pressures to keep billable hours up, I’ve been having complete breakdowns. Today I spent almost the entire day crying and now have to make up the billable time this weekend. I really worry abt what effect this will have on the babe.


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Ok, maybe this has been done before, but I want to get a real life sense of the difference between EPLI and Private L&E (management side) practices. Let's do a poll:

1.) Primary source of business: EPLI or Private Companies?

2.) Number of matters you are currently working on

3.) Average billable rate (your year)

4.) Normal working hours/wk

5.) Percentages: Litigation vs Counseling

6.) Type of firm: ID, Big 4, Boutique, BigLaw, etc.

I'll kick things off in comments.


I just spoke with a software architect that went back to school to learn software engineering after law school because it was more lucrative and had less hours. He’s worked his way up and has the skills and authority to work 6:30am-10am and gets to work remotely. We discussed that results/outputs is better than billable time like in law and public accounting. Yet, his parents and others would view him as “lazy” but he does his job and makes a fantastic living. Time>Money and Results>Hours


Did the billable hours bonus not get paid out today? Or is it to be paid in the next check?

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What are your current billable hours and salary? Is anyone actually on a good ratio with this - would love to hear


A reminder to those who are stressed about your billable hours that your value is more than your pure productivity. To those stressed about relationships, relationships are hard even for non-lawyers, but you are absolutely worthy of love. It is an important reminder for all of us that you are worthy and you are valuable. Keep fighting!


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Hi fishes I'm a qualified company secretary and a law graduate, I'm seeking a job in a corporate transactional role. Can work in Mergers and Acquisitions, PE/VC, capital markets, Banking and finance & general corporate

Location: India

Please if anyone can refer me I'm truly truly desperate and at my wits end. I've been applying and calling high and low but nothing has come my way.

I'm willing to relocate anywhere and I desperately need a job or else I won't be able to survive.


Has anyone here moved from Corp to Litigation? Seriously considering the switch and wondering what kind of work to expect at big law disputes teams

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Have to shift to Mumbai soon and get some accomodation. I am pretty sure things are gonna get bad again and wfh will apply. Any suggestion as to where to get such short term accomodation?

Looking for opportunities in immigration law in delhi ncr. Any leads will be appreciated.

Till when are most firms planning to WFH? Besides CAM, that is. :P

Hey fishes,
Urgently looking for job having 3 years of experience as a company secretary worked in automobile and limited companies. Posses good hands on experience in SEBI, company law and other stuff.
Please refer.


Hello fishes,

Asking for my brother, does anyone know of a legal services opening for entry level lawyers ? Current base - Noida
Previous experience in contract management.
Certified in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.

(Open to relocate to Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore)

Please DM / comment! It'll be really helpful. TIA 😁

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