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What do you do at the end of the month in ID when you have some days needing 3-4 more billable hours. The clients are so strict with billing…

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If you’re not billing on a weekly basis, I recommend starting. Also in ID. So I set my monthly goals based on my billable requirement and my bonus structure. Broke it down to how much I would need to bill each working day of the month, accounting for holidays and days off, that way I can keep track of exactly how much I’ll need to recover later in the month if I’m low on hours one day. And if I’m having trouble recovering that time during the week I pick one day on a weekend to work on a big project and recoup the missing time. I literally refuse to work weekends unless it is absolutely necessary so setting my daily billable expectation and keeping track of it each week has really helped.

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I have used a similar approach and it works for me too. It takes a little discipline and planning. If I find I’m low on a particular week I find something that’s not too taxing like reviewing documents or research on weekend mornings before the kids are up and the day gets going.

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You mean like only being allowed to bill.3 per page if writing and no billing for revising it proofreading? That was my expertise in ID- med mal at Wilson Elser a decade ago

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get better at billing. shoot me a DM :)

Same thing you do when you strike out in baseball. You shake it off and make up for it at later at bats. You can’t go back and make up stuff that you didn’t do and enter the time on a prior day (unless there’s some time you actually were working on those days and you can perhaps roll it into a status report or motion, etc.)

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I’d talk to the supervising attorney (if that’s not you) or whoever brought in the client if you’re the supervising attorney. You don’t want to upset the client with over billing against their instructions but you don’t want to upset them with inadequate work due to billing restrictions. If the client really isn’t willing to budge, maybe the firm will eat the hours.

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