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?
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?
Does anyone else here feel that you can either be a good attorney or have a life, but not both? I was told I need to do more billable hours so I have been grinding 10+ hours a day. I can tell the partners are pleased but I am becoming so burned out and irritable in my real life. Any WLB advice is appreciated!
I’m just starting up as a freelancer after years of being a full time agency employee. Any big watch outs before finalizing my contract? What about frequency of invoicing and defining billable time? Any guidance on freelancing dos and don’ts is much appreciated.
How many billable hours should I be hitting with a motion for summary judgement oral argument prep? I’m an associate starting my second year practicing law. Any advice for oral argument? I am very familiar w/ the facts. But the partner just told me to handle it. It’s pretty much a straight negligence premises liability case. Any insight would help
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?
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...
Does higher vault ranking (v10-30 compared to v80-100) open more doors for corporate in-house opportunities for a senior associate? If chambers practice area rankings and expected billable hours are similar and they offer the same DPW pay scale, does it matter less? Is it better to stay at/lateral to a firm where you might be able last longer to learn the necessary skills? Any personal anecdote or advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
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?
Most billable hours in a day (within 24 hours)? Mine has been 20 and I’ve hit that 2x this year.
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.
Hey folks! Hope everyone is safe and sound. Who is working on billable work and who is on the bench ?
How to deal with not being staffed on deals and seeing others in your year be staffed? When asking partners directly for work, they refer you to the staffing partners. When asking staffing partners (repeatedly), they say “thanks for interest, we will have something soon.” Weeks and weeks pass by and you’re always below where you should be for billable hours (at this point, very far below). All reviews are essentially perfect and no negative feedback. Extremely frustrating and discouraging.
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.
SMs-if I email you something you asked me to do as a favor, please have a courtesy to at least reply.Even a single word "Thanks" will work and will not take more than 30s of your highly billable time
Any tips for meeting billable targets?
Which one should I pick - big four or prestigious investment company? Hi guys I’m currently making a change in my career and I have gotten an offer from big four and accepted it. It’s specialized in one sector. I had communicated the offer deadline with all the companies I interviewed for . Two weeks after I had accepted such said offer, one of the companies I interviewed for called me and said they would like to extend an offer to me as well.
I teach in a behavior focused classroom and my goal is to help students regulate their emotions and function in a general education classroom. Any tips for getting those gen ed teachers on board?
Is it advantageous to quit PA and go back to school and get my MBA? I need guidance fishbowl friends.
Now that we’ve been in this wfh situation a couple months, does anyone have tips or tricks for times they are feeling less motivated or productive? I find that I work best while in a team environment or in the office, so there have definitely been days where it’s hard to get into a focused work mode while at home.
Need suggestions, please teel which one to choose. Epam Systems: 34lpa fixed + 2 lakh joining bonus MX player: 38lpa fixed SHL: 38lpa including 15% variable + 1.5 joining bonus Yoe: 8.5years Technology: React
Hello fishes, Can anyone guide me on the interview process for a consulting role in Deloitte UK?
How many people has EY terminated in the last 3-6 months? I've heard about mass layoffs nationwide and would love to know the truth.
Neither of my parents have a 401k, investments, or savings. They have nothing. I want to help them retire at 65 which would be about 15 years away. I’m looking to put about $15k/ year until then into an account for them. A couple questions i have though: 1. What type of investment account would be best to maximize? 2. Once gifted to them, will they be taxed if they receive a certain amount? I have little to no knowledge in investing so I’m open to any other ideas and/or advice.
Is it true that H1B approvals are ticking back up this year? Few of my friends were denied last year but approved this cycle.
Got an offer for a position that I really want and more salary. Problem is that I love my team. Both companys have above 4.5 stars on glass door. Has anyone been in a similar situation?
Are people still leaving Deloitte? Left earlier in the year right around when the bonus hit and a few others left around the same time as me. Wondering if things are all calmed down now and has reached some form of steady state w.r.t. staff turnover.
Craziest stories about people getting fired?
Hi Guys, do we get any survey after joining pwc ac bangalore to choose mode of work remote/ office location. HR mentioned that it during the discussion.
I’m currently a training lead looking for a communications role outside of Deloitte. Any advice on interview prep for a comms role with primarily a training background?
Expecting 2nd B4 offer this week, is there anything else you can negotiate besides base salary and signing bonus?
Is it worth joining Accenture Strategy as a Consultant (L9) with 6 YoE? How is the quality of projects ? What is work life balance like? How about base salary, bonus, perks?
I have been on the bench and I started taking protein and pre-workouts for the gym and i love it. I just got assigned to an out of town client. Any tricks to traveling w/ those things?
Need help deciding on a location for my family's vacation. It would be my family and my brother's family (4 adults&3kids). I am thinking PR, Mexico or Hawaii. What do you guys recommend? Open to other kid friendly beach locations as well. TIA
People who have their CPA’s and signed up in Alaska, please help me. For the verification of license for cpa supervisor form, do I have to send the form to my supervising CPA’s state board, and then send it to the main CPA exam services location? I swear they intentionally make this shit more complicated than it needs to be
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