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Looking at a job posting and it requires 1550 billable hours for a litigation paralegal position. Can anyone give me a rough estimate as to how many work hours that will likely translate to per week? (My current job does not use billable hours)

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1550/50 (assuming 2 weeks vacay) + maybe 10 per week to account for nonbillable, depending on how efficient you are? This may be higher for paralegals if you are required to do more nonbillable work.

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32.3 hrs/wk, assuming you work 48 wks a year. 31 hrs/wk if you work 50 wks a year.

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It'll probably vary a lot with ebbs and flows. When you're at trial you bill crazy hours.

That’s more than a standard 9 to 5 since a lot of paralegal work involves non billable matters. Probably would be about 40-45 a week more or less depending on how much vacation and sick you use

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