How much free time do lawyers get?
It depends on the lawyer, practice area and firm. I would say the minimum I see most lawyers work is 60 hours per week. Many substantially more. If the lawyer is a litigator, all free time is gone during a trial.
What are the average work hours for a lawyer?
The majority of lawyers work full time, and many worked more than 40 hours per week. Lawyers who are in private practice and those who work in large firms often work additional hours, conducting research and preparing and reviewing documents.
Where do lawyers spend most of their time?
For the lawyers surveyed, when they are not practicing law, the rest of their time is taken up by meeting or speaking with clients (12 percent of their time overall), managing the firm (11 percent), administrative tasks (10 percent), and growing the firm and marketing activities (6 percent).
What does a typical day look like for a lawyer?
A day in the life of a lawyer is anything but a nine-to-five routine with an hour or more for a leisurely lunch. Bloomberg View reported that an attorney at a large law firm works anywhere from 50 to 60 hours a week on average.