Any tips on how to keep my plate full with work? I just moved from civil legal services to Biglaw as a staff attorney (9 YOE), and I’m looking for strategies on how to get work from partners. They know I’m new and I have gotten some matters to work on, but I find myself out of billable work by the afternoon (and today, by 10am). I check in with different people each day to ask if there are things I can work on, but what else can I be doing (that isn’t going to annoy the shit out of ppl)? TIA!
so, how many firm laptops' worth of billable time would you say you waste in a given month dealing with delays caused by your firm laptop?
I am considering transitioning from being a W2 employee to a independent contractor/1099. What are some important questions I should ask before making a decision?
For context, I have been with my litigation firm for just over 3 years and have been barred for 4. I am doing fine, but I dislike the job and would like to reduce my hours (and get rid of some of the non billable work I have to take on). Ideally, I would transition to a job that I love, but I’m not sure what that is yet. Cont. below.
Making hard push to go in-house with a startup, billable work has dried up.
Question: what’s a good salary for VP Mkt & Sales? And commission?
How many billable hours do people in prosecution tend to average each month? I’ve gone through waves of feeling like my billable hours requirement is reasonable to feeling like I’m drowning and can’t possibly do it for that long.
For anyone debating whether to go in house, I recently went in house, and the mental health benefit of not having to worry about billable hours is completely worth the switch. It's great not having to worry about catching up on hours when I'm out for a doctor's appointment, vacation, etc. It's more of a mental health relief than I guessed it would be.
Is it strange that anyone at my firm (associates/partners) can look up where any lawyer is on billable time for the month? I’m a third year lateral, and my old firm didn’t do that. Is that normal? Feels invasive
How does your firm keep track of billable hours? Are you measured by month or year or both?
Is it normal to have a yearly requirement but get emails/phone calls any month you come in “short” (below the estimated monthly requirement to meet your yearly goal) regardless of whether you’re on track to meet or exceed your yearly requirement?
Hi there, starting new in private practice. My job requires billable hours. Anyone know where I can find a list of terms and descriptions I can use when I am billing clients? TIA
Has anyone transitioned from Tax to RM? Could you share your experience and pros/cons of the change? Really want to get out of client facing/billable work, but I like my firm. 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?
Has anyone made a move from a boutique firm to Big Law, regretted it, stuck it out, and found success? I am in the ‘regretted it’ phase, but it may be culture shock. I started as a legal assistant for a solo practitioner 11 years ago and am now an IP Paralegal. I’ve never had keep track of billable time, and I think that’s one of the biggest adjustments.
What does everyone have for billable hours?
Partners/shareholders - how many hours are you expected to bill on work vs client dev and firm/associate management? My firm keeps saying that "there's no such thing as a relationship partner" and everyone top-to-bottom is expected to log 2000 hours/year on real billable work. Marketing etc is done on top of that. Is that normal?! If so, I'm going to have to totally rethink my life goals.
Based on the comments of many I know I’m not alone in just being weary right now and the past year. Big law litigation is just a billable hamster wheel I want to get off. I’m also done with firm politics, billable hours, and mystery comp models. But I’m a sucker for security and the “devil you know” has kept me here for years. Are lower stress law jobs a real thing in house and how do you get away from litigation if you haven’t been working hardcore on contracts?
I have practiced law for several years and still struggle with the feast-or-famine nature of my practice. (Sudden rush of client outreach, many emergencies, then … nothing). A famine week might be 3-4 billable hours/day. My practice area does not have a predictable annual cycle, like “year end” or “tax day.” Any tips from other attorneys for how to recognize, predict, and/or even out these periods?
Goddamn, I don't want to compromise my integrity but my engagement manager and my manager are pressuring me to eat billable hours because we're over budget and we don't want to anger the client. Fts.
Are there any working moms who's hubbies are in the military and are deployed often? How do you handle the kids? How does it affect your career and the marriage?
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Early stage startup or startup in the process of being acquired by a big tech giant. . .
Both with a similar comp structure...
Early stage startup includes a higher quota, 10% commission on closed business, and series A stock equating to roughly 0.15% ownership in company...
Which one do you take, and why?
Any idea on what to expect as a CTC for automotive company in Ireland? I am having 7 years of experience.
My Current CTC is 18.5 LPA. YoE 12yrs.
How much CTC can I ask during an HR interview for a Bigdata engineer in UST global. What should be the expected CTC per current standard in the company. Requesting to put your thoughts.
Hei Guys I’m hosting a pool party at mojitos country club in Randolph, Ma, on Sunday. I would love a good turn out 🥴
Is it normal to be on bench for more than 3 months in infosys ?? When I check with manger he is telling no need to worry .. need update from senior infy folks ..
What courses or certificates would you recommend for someone who wants to learn how software works from a top-down approach?
My main goal is to understand how everything is connected, and why something is needed where it is needed.
United Platinum question: I know for award redemption domestically you can get a miles redeposit for free, but does that include int'l travel on partner airlines?
Anyone here using T-Mobile Money as a savings account? 4% apr for the 1st 3k and 1% for all monies after. That is more than my current high yield savings.
Hey peeps, looking to apply for Credit Services Consultant on Bank of America, Toronto location. Anyone kind enough to give me a referral?
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Currently wear Brooks Brothers non-iron shirts (Milano fit). Looking for something new to try, any suggestions?
Can someone explain HSA and FSA to me? What are the pros and cons? Should I maximize my contributions?
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So I am a PI staff 2 in the west coast. Already in the PIP due to poor utilization last year. Trying everything I can to get staffed this time round but only 50% utilization up until now. (CTD)
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Anyone else with a standing desk end up with swollen feet at the end of the day? I have an standing mat - but still frequently end up with swollen / mildly in pain feet at the end of the day. Suggestions? Any idea how long it takes to get used to it (new to standing desks)
So I have two united club passes that I won't be able to use (exp 7.30) who wants them ? post your most embarrassing work moment so I can get something out of this.
We don’t have those
Let’s be honest, for an associate is generally 100% whether it’s tracked or not.
A little low for last year...
One Miiiilllliiiiioon Hours
We don’t have them. We use utilization to manage the overall practice, not individuals.
Honestly, that’s how it should be done. Accenture tracks at the individual level and it really messes with lower level folks. Like, do you think an analyst can control when work is sold? No? Well then maybe we shouldn’t penalize them for having low %’s
I'm in industry these days, but my last consulting firm had a soft target of 80%, though there were no negative consequences if you missed it. Other firms I worked for that even had targets had targets ranging from 70% to 92%.
Calculate your bare minimum using this formula:
(52 wks/yr * 5 business days/wk * 8hrs/day) - # of PTO Hours you receive in a year
Expectations may vary by firm. but this was what we used during my boutique days. ACN uses the chargability target model so metrics are a little different.
Unless you're EY and you're required to bill 9 hours a day, not 8...
At deloitte, it varies by level and is called utilization. Analysts and consultants have a target of 95%. Senior consultants at 90% and it goes down as you go up in the firm. The sad part is that firm holidays and your PTO brings down your utilization.
Way back in the day when I started at Deloitte as a fed consultant on capped projects, it really blew to start off the performance year with a max of 96% util and a target of 95%! Between bench, training, and PTO, I don't think I ever actually hit my util targets for the few years I was there.
Around 80 ish is our minimum target for lower levels, goes down to about 60 I believe for managers and such