Are there non-billable hours targets (ie. business development, professional development, firm committees) for associates in big law on top of the billable targets/requirements?
Opinions and any information regarding billable hours and quality of work life at Stockwell, Harris, Woolverton & Helphrey...anything info appreciated!
First year, 5 months in. My supervising attorney said he’d talk to the managing partner about giving me more flexibility on my billable hours 3 weeks ago, so I started to allow some flexibility. (I didn’t ask him to, he decided it was necessary on his own). Yesterday I get yelled at by the partner and my supervising atty tells me that not hitting my hours is the reason he gets screamed at everyday and why they’re forcing me to go into the office now. How do I know what the real expectations are?
Has anyone gone into compliance for a state university & hospital? As counsel or a compliance officer? Looking for insight how this compares to firm lifestyle & billable hours.
Have a counselee and utilization is below target ~5%. She was told reduce billable hours for a month which is obv when looking at time report. Ok to mention this as explanation during Y/E? (Cont)
This year has been insane. 200+ hours every month. July has been really been slow though. I’m at like 35 billable hours this month. I’m a first year in transactional and staffed on deals that haven’t picked up yet. I’m hesitant to reach out for work because I don’t want to be overwhelmed ... but I also am getting anxiety because I literally have nothing to do all day. Anyone else in this boat?
I’m a 2017 associate in NYC biglaw. I logged approx. 2300 billable hours in 2019. Is that light, normal or heavy in the biglaw market for RE associates at my level? Thanks in advance for thoughts.
What is the typical turn around time for submitting proposals? I have a lot of billable work I need to do but prospective clients seem to put deadlines within a couple days of the request...
Padding my billable hours like
Laughing in billable hours
Do you all count the time you’re spending towards learning a new software (eg. reading help guides, administrator guides, user guides, configuration guides) towards billable time?
What’s the best thing for a new associate to do to get on billable work? I was mapped to an industry I have no experience in; how do I start gaining experience when I don’t have the experience to get on these projects?
If you exceed your billable hours Monday through Thursday and don’t have much work to do on Friday, is it okay to leave early?
If you are an associate assisting on a file, you get cc’d on all emails and take time to read them and stay up to date, however you aren’t actually replying to the emails or doing any billable work. But you need to stay in the loop for when you need to eventually draft a document and know the facts. How do you record your time for these emails?
Which big law firms besides PW do not have billable hours requirements? Looking to lateral and I do not need the pressure of meeting silly numbers
Anyone else completely mail it in after giving their 2 weeks? Major senioritis for me rn. Probably had 2 billable hours today. Maybe
What is your max class size for the year? Is that number based on a virtual or in person classroom?
Salam! I’m looking to make a switch into PE & looking for advice. I have a few years of consulting experience, pre MBA, and several DDs under my belt. Looking for advice on how I can break into this space (ie should I pursue an MBA, how should I network with MF recruiters, etc). Thank you 🙏
Best SAP customer to work for if leaving SAP itself/partner consulting firm? In terms of Pay, WLB, Benefits
Just moved to a new city where I know no one. Tips for meeting people when I travel M-F? (Not huge on the club scene.)
Just want to thank the people in this bowl for giving me advice on several posts awhile back post-COVID layoffs. Had taken on 2 other (senior) people’s jobs/duties and then successfully managed and executed 3 major projects, I finally asked my new boss (team lead) about a title change and I’m glad I did! It was definitely something he had not thought about but could see the clear reasoning behind it and was willing to go to HR to ask if it was possible.
Moving from a boutique (<30 employees, MBB competitor) to the strategy practice of a Big 4. Have only worked for boutiques in the past, so I’m expecting there to be some major differences in terms of working style. What are the major differences and ‘watch outs’ you would point out to me? Could be anything from culture, to red tape, to compliance etc.
Return to employer on i140. I'm planning to return back to my old employer (on the same job role) who filed my i140 approved in 2016, with a PD if April 2014. The HR said they would need to refile PERM and i140. How is this possible? When someone gets promoted even they don't refile PERM, how is leaving and rejoining on same job role any different?
Which Big4 has the best health insurance ?
Moved here in March with my SO (she’s from here) just before Covid hit and never had a chance to socialize outside of her group of friends. Anyone in a similar situation? Ppl seem very cautious still.
Big 4 is a high school ! I like to play :)
My 2 year old is a sensitive little guy and often cries at daycare drop off. Today, as I turned to leave, I saw his little face crying “mama” through the door of his classroom 😭 now I’m sobbing too...
Is Strategy& deals strategy still hiring for seniors associate roles in the NYC office? Recently saw a number of posts on here stating the group was but the careers page only has a posting out for summer/fall 2022 role.
Anyone at UnitedHeath Group willing to refer? Or specifically at Optum? Have a healthcare background + 4 years of commercial experience.
Does PwC offer salaries based on location? Would they offer higher salaries for NY compared to TX for the same position?
Hey Toronto 🐠 : thoughts on CGI? There's a few interesting postings and I was wondering if anyone could elaborate on firm culture/comp.
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