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Thinking of going from small firm with a billable requirement of 1800 to big law. How many hours a day are you actually working? Currently working 8-5, sometimes later into the evening and weekends.

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9am to 9pm is a given. Often later. Weekends 4-6 hours over the two days on average. I usually end up around 2,000 billables. In transactional.

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This, add in possibility of all nighters if you have a big deadline or closing.

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If you're working 8-5, it's not worth it. Expect around the clock, 6-7 days a week. I usually worked from when I woke up to when I went to bed during the week, and then weekends were anywhere from a few hours to being the same as weekdays. Having just gone back to an 8-5 in house from big law, it's incredible what the nights and weekends do for your mental health.

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Same. I had done biglaw so long I didn’t even know what free time meant. Going in house was such a good decision.

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Consistently working later into the evening and weekends, instead of sometimes

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It’s just non-stop. There’s always something to do and keep up with.

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It isn’t really the volumes — although those also are significant — but the uncertainty and urgency of everything that are the biggest challenges.

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8:30-5, billing almost exclusively minus lunch the whole time with remaining catch up over the weekend.

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