I just started as a first year associate at a firm that does not have any organized pro bono, however there is an “uncapped” billable hours policy that would allow me to apply pro bono to my hours requirement. How would you suggest I go about getting into pro bono work? It’s my understanding it’s not done much at my firm.
Any tips for meeting billable targets?
I am thinking of switch from plaintiff side work to defense work in employment litigation. Has anyone made this switch? Did you regret? We’re billable hours too much to handle? More in comments.
I just started at a firm and I’m new to billing. I’m getting a steady stream of billable work but I’ve had some down time as well as non-billable required trainings/meetings. How do you meet billing requirements if you are not billing for some or all of your workday?
I struggle like crazy staying on track for billable hours. I will work 10.5 hours and look back at my day and 6 of it was billable. Tips for doing better about this?? I have minimums to meet and this is not sustainable
For those of you in house, do you actually read the articles written up by law firms? I’m constantly being asked to do this non billable work and I’m not in a place to reject and want to know the actual value of this exercise.
I'm finishing my first year as an associate in Minneapolis and am considering a move to Boston (originally from the East Coast). Can anyone in the area give some insight into general billable requirements, salaries, and quality of life as a young associate? Or just your experiences as Boston/NE attorneys. Thanks!
When your boss gives you 48 hours (clock hours not billable hours) to produce a viable objection to a MTD/compel arbitration in a complex commercial lit case, which is not my practice area, what kind of result is he expecting? From scratch, no template.
For those in FDD, TAS or even investment banking, is your performance still based on billable hours?
Partner: I've been sitting on a request all week. You need to stop billable work and put together this deck today. And be quick about it. Cool? I thought so.
To those of you who have high billable requirements and are single, how do you manage your time? Especially those with pets.
I’m thankfully hitting my hours, but my firm keeps passing non-billable work my way. I am grateful for the opportunities, but this type of work always seems to find its way to the female associates at my firm. We have been told that non-billable work is irrelevant in terms of our annual hours. Any tips on how to navigate this in a thoughtful way? I want to be a team-player, but I believe that others need to step up to the plate.
Hey folks! Hope everyone is safe and sound. Who is working on billable work and who is on the bench ?
Busy season check - rate your happiness from 1 to 10 and your average billable hours per week (10 being like a rock star happy) 🤠
What's everyone hoping to get for Christmas? I got my present early: five months of billable work to start off 2016.
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 like TMT or PE, 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
What does your work schedule look like (roughly) if you are aiming for 1900 billable hours?
Anyone here have any ideas on how to handle sexism on the bench? I’m at my wits end in a case where my opposing counsel (white male and also a total jerk) is buddy-buddy with our presiding judge (also white male). In every single hearing, opposing counsel interrupts me every time I address the court, and the judge not only allows it, he never allows me to get back to my point. He also likes to hold all of these hearings as off record status conferences. Any strategies to fight this?
Has anyone heard/know about company Nextroll? I have an interview lined up for a program manager role. Ideally trying for roles at Faang, but wanted to know more about this company.
Has anyone at Ropes and Gray missed a time entry deadline and get their bonus reduced because of it? I've definately missed some time entry deadlines this year, and I'm concerned that they'll reduce my bonus. I've missed it in other years and mg bonus was not reduced.
Anyone willing to trade their United Airlines travel certificates? Large value certs preferred.
EY 401k Matching question: recent changes say matching monthly I believe? Can I contribute aggressively and get the 18k over with and receive full match? Or do I need to contribute every check?
My life's first interview after graduation in HR is for the Recruiter post in " Concentrix". I am a bit nervous because I don't wanna miss this opportunity so please my fellow seniors give me some tips and advice for my first interview. I will really appreciate that. Thank you
Actively looking for an HR generalist role! Does anyone know any roles opening up soon in your companies? My background: have a BBA in HRM, MSHRM, and SHRM-CP certification. One year and a couple of months in EY’s People Advisory practice, and some HR internship experiences. I’ve done work with the talent team on my projects in the past. I’m looking to go internal ASAP so let me know if you have advice or know of any roles opening in your company 🙂
New to recovery and had an intake call with an IOP program. They said all sessions will be on Zoom and I’m really nervous that I won’t connect to the program virtually. Anyone start rehab virtually?
I have a first grader who has a 2 sec attention span. I have to use a scripted ELA curriculum with lots of talk but not much writing. She NEEDS to do something focused on the lesson. Any ideas? TIA
I’m seeing so many graduates from the U.K. advertising schools with LinkedIn resumes full of 1-2 years of ‘Creative Placements’ at the big agencies. Is it really normal to intern for that long?
Thoughts on in-house strategy role at a major bank (MS, Citi, JPM) for consultant 4-5 years out of UG? Wondering about typical pay, type of work and exit ops.
Happy New Year! Although just a change of a digit on the calendar, the fact that we’ve rotated around the sun gives people inspiration for change. What new or altered mindset or actions will you be bringing into your classroom in 2021? 🤩
ISO Manager salary range for Corporate Functions (marketing) at Big 4s. Thanks if you have any insights!
Not Covid related, but: Cities you moved to and felt hard or easy in making new friends?
Stranded on the plane train in ATL. HELP!!! 🙌
Switched jobs in the middle of the year. Will my 401k contributions automatically cap off or do I need to manually stop payments around the time I hit the fed max limit?
Salam everyone! Moving to Charlotte soon iA and was curious if anyone here worked there? How is the Muslim community and the culture? Thanks
Anyone in PHL? I'm the dude sitting in Revive with a bottle of Belvedere. Let's smash... err.. get smashed.
People in luxury buildings - do you also give a holiday gift to the rest of the staff? I’m mainly talking the people who may come in to fix things or for example the guy who mops the lobby every few days?
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