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Is there typically a grace period to get billable requirements met when starting at a new firm? I started the first week of May. I'm about 90 hours short of a 170 requirement for the month. I have work, but it's big file review type stuff that takes a lot of actual time. Should I be sending out resumes, or killing myself to get these hours in by the 31st? I'm not a new lawyer, but am new to this practice area. They poached me from my last firm.

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C’mon you’re 100% fine. Our collective work life balance is never going to improve if people keep thinking this way.

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I was given a ramp up period my first 90 days. 25% month one, 50% month two and 75% month 3. I’ve been over the targets each month, but it does take the stress away.

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I’ve always heard it’s kind of expected not to hit your target the first month or so at a new firm. As long as you’re producing good work, I don’t think you should sweat it. You can make up for it down the road.

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