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Posted on: May 18, 2020

From OneLegal:

Billable hours. Non-billable hours. Most people outside the legal world don’t know the difference between the two, but for those who work in law firms, the distinction is critical. 

Many law firms have minimum billable hour requirements, somewhere between 1,800 and 2,200 hours per year for first-year associates, according to the National Law Review. But how many actual working hours does it take to amass this amount of billable hours? Read more.

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