I've noticed that a number of private firms in the NALP online directory report average associate billables that are lower than minimum associate billables. Anybody know if this is a mistake? Or if a lot of people just don't meet the requirement? Or maybe the average considers part-time associates which skew the numbers?
Plus, the reported hours worked seem quite low as well. Many firms I've seen report 2000 hours and the ones that are higher still report <2200. How reliable are these numbers?