Leverage Your Judicial Clerkship for a Successful Private Sector Career: Closing out the Billable Year and Staying Busy during the Holidays

November 03, 2013
Ms. JD

Now that you are nearly fully adjusted to private practice life it’s time to close out the billable year. Many firms end their billable year in November. As soon as you start at a firm it is wise to ask the following (first check your offer letter for answers to these questions): (1) what is the billable hour expectation; (2) are my hours prorated since I started mid-year; (3) when does the billable year end; and (4) am I eligible for a bonus even though I started mid-year.

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