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A question for people working in Biglaw...

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Re: A question for people working in Biglaw...
« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2008, 08:57:11 AM »
I don't know and I don't much care. Minimum billables are a poor indicator of how much work you will do. My group's hours are roughly comparable to US groups in the other City firms. I probably bill a bit more because I get "borrowed" by a British partner who does a lot of CIS work and he keeps very long hours. I love working with him, though, so I don't mind.

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Re: A question for people working in Biglaw...
« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2008, 03:33:32 AM »
the only reason i ever wanted to go biglaw is the Boston Legal experience. To make the big bucks I'm becoming a talent agent.

Re: A question for people working in Biglaw...
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2009, 10:30:29 AM »
About how many hours of work = 1 billable hour (roughly)?

Re: A question for people working in Biglaw...
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2009, 11:15:44 AM »
About how many hours of work = 1 billable hour (roughly)?

It's not really that simple.  You can easily work 1 hour and bill 1 hour. You lose time during all the non-billable stuff that goes on during a given day.