If a recruiter asks what your average billable hours are, will you ever have to show proof of this number or no?
I’ve been working at my job for nearly 2 years and I still feel like I’m getting the short end of the stick with billable work. For example, I’m constantly doing data entry even though I have a masters degree in economics. My bosses already know that I’m frustrated with the lack of opportunity but they say there’s nothing they can do, is it time to look for a new job?
How does your firm keep track of billable hours? Are you measured by month or year or both?
Is it normal to have a yearly requirement but get emails/phone calls any month you come in “short” (below the estimated monthly requirement to meet your yearly goal) regardless of whether you’re on track to meet or exceed your yearly requirement?
Has anyone made a move from a boutique firm to Big Law, regretted it, stuck it out, and found success? I am in the ‘regretted it’ phase, but it may be culture shock. I started as a legal assistant for a solo practitioner 11 years ago and am now an IP Paralegal. I’ve never had keep track of billable time, and I think that’s one of the biggest adjustments.
Question: You're working as a freelancer. And have to travel for the job. Do you include those hours that you are traveling as billable hours or only the next day when the job starts?
Naive question: How many yearly billable hours are reasonable for a good balance of work and home. I have a young child and don't want to miss out on important moments. I had one firm state that their yearly quota is 1900 hours and I don't have a frame of reference as to whether this is reasonable or if it means 12 hour days. I am coming from public service so billables are 100% new to me. Any insight is appreciated.
Apps for keeping track of billable hours?
How do you track your time spent reading and responding to emails? I don’t want to run a timer each time I open outlook, but I feel like I’m losing hours of billable time every day to one-off emails that I would never individually bill for.
Any billable time tips?
I feel like billable hours discourage attorney efficiency and incentivizes folks to drag work out or take longer to complete assignments (excluding tangible due dates).
Have firms seriously considered other ways to measure productivity outside of the billable hour?
I need some advice, I’ve been in a newly created role within a pharma agency for about three months now and it is not going too well. There is little to no structure or direction from senior leadership, no access to client data, little to no billable work. Worst of all, no project is related to what I have been hired to do.
I would like to move on with a different agency asap, but I’m not sure how to proceed with such a short time here.
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Partners/shareholders - how many hours are you expected to bill on work vs client dev and firm/associate management? My firm keeps saying that "there's no such thing as a relationship partner" and everyone top-to-bottom is expected to log 2000 hours/year on real billable work. Marketing etc is done on top of that. Is that normal?! If so, I'm going to have to totally rethink my life goals.
New Orleans attorneys: my firm is trying to gather data on billable requirements, rates, and salaries because it’s been experiencing crazy turnover lately. If you’re comfortable, it would be helpful if those in New Orleans or similar markets can share this information. I’ll go first: 1. Firm’s primary practice: insurance defense; 2. Firm size: 25-50 attorneys; 3. Billable requirement: 1950 annual; 4. Salary range for 1-5 year associates: 70k-100k; 5. Salary for 5-8 year associates: 100k-125k.
How much and how often do you fib your billable hours? Either taking off time to help the budget, or adding time to meet your needs….
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Chicago office first years started at $90k with a flat bonus of $10k if you hit your hours (I think somewhere between 1950 and 2000). Sounds like they’re always busy and have plenty of work/no problem hitting it. However many of them are looking to leave because they could make double doing some other type of law at a different firm. But the grass isn’t always greener. I’d talk to some associates in the Dallas office (or even some who left) to see how their experience has been.
No knowledge of Dallas but here in NY there’s no shortage of work according to my friends working there. It’s on the top end for insurance defense work- of course that looks poor compared to big law etc, so it’s all relative.
Dallas comp depending on year starts around $90k