What are the average work hours for a lawyer?

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.

How much free time do lawyers have?

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.

Do all lawyers work crazy hours?

Yes it's pretty inevitable lawyers will work long hours – unless they go outside private practice. Think this comes with a lot of jobs these days. In this climate having a WELL PAID job is pretty good. in fact if you're a lawyer you do not work 8hr day, you can be called nighttime, weekends etc..

How many hours do New York lawyers work?

45-50 hours per week at a mid size law firm. NYC Big law litigation. 0-100 billable hours, depending on the week (meaning 0-120 hours in the office). Probably averages out to around 40 billables/50 in the office.