Hello, new poster here. I have a question about lawyer's hours. If the average firm requires 2,000 billable hours then over 50 weeks that amounts to 40 hours per week. So why does everybody say that lawyers work such long hours? Do they all bill 3,000 hours or what?
Here is an interesting link, written by the experts, which better describes a lawyer's "hours at work" and "billable hours". It further includes such considerations as lunch and coffee breaks, commuting, reading legal updates, meetings, conferences, etc.http://www.law.yale.edu/outside/html/Career_Development/cdo-billable.htm