3 Aspects of Billable Hours that Associates Should Know

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Summary: What is the most damaging aspect of law firm life for associates? The billable hour.
  • The billable hour is used not just to track client charges for the legal services they’ve received, but to also track how much work an associate performs on that client’s behalf.
  • But do your associates truly understand that and how billable hours can affect them in the long run?
  • If not, keep reading to find out the 3 aspects every legal associate should know about billable hours.
Every job in every field has a way of keeping track of those who work in those fields.

Whether that tracking is done with a time clock, sales goals, distances driven, or deliveries made, the differences in how this tracking is done all come to the same conclusion of recording production.

In law firms, production is monitored with the billable hour. This is particularly true with associates.

Associates record billable hours to reflect the amount of work they’ve performed on a client’s legal case.

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