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What are your firm’s yearly billable requirements?

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Written, there is no standard requirement but you get guaranteed a bonus at 2000. Bonus is discretionary otherwise. If you want to make partner, you should hit 2000 or more the three years or so before you get put up. That last part is unwritten.

Minimum is 1900. Bonuses start at 2000 tiered around every 100 over that with work quality determining how much of that is counted and the amount (i.e. 2200 hours of subpar work will not be fully counted).

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1800

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1400 + 200 admin / client devt time

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A lot.

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1950, with excess hours counting toward bonuses. I try to bill 45 hours a week

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Small firm, but 1200 and percentage of collections above overhead

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1900

1950 on paper, 2000 in reality.

2000

1950

I have a collections goal of $290,000. I bill at $200. Works out to about 1500 after cuts.

Zero. We work on contingency.

1900 (100 pro bono counts towards). No marketing credit.

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2100 but 2200+ in reality

Good call!

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None but if there were one you’d hit it....

2050. Feel like I need to move after reading some of the responses above.

No billable requirement but if you hit 600 per quarter you get a bonus for the quarter. So target is 2,400?

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1950. Then 2300 for full bonus.

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