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Stites & Harbison PLLC - Lexington, Kentucky

Hours & Work Arrangements

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Is there a minimum billable hour expectation? Yes
If yes, what is the minimum? 1900
Is billable hour credit given for pro bono work? No
Is there a maximum that will be credited? No
If yes, what is the maximum?
For bonus consideration, is a pro bono hour equivalent to a required hour? No
Hours policy details Pro Bono work is given its own code per matter and attorneys are encouraged to work at least 50 hours per year in pro bono matters. Average hours below include investment time with the Firm which includes business development, pro bono, CLE, etc.

Recent hours history

Average annual associate hours worked in 2017 1,753
Average annual associate hours worked in 2018 1,823
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2017 1,505
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2018 1,523

Part-time options

Is part-time allowed? Yes
Is part-time available to entry-level? Yes
Is there a minimum percentage of full-time hours that a part-time attorney must work? Case-by-case
Comments It is referred to as an Alternative Work Schedule ("AWS"). Typically to remain salaried and on membership track 75-80%.
Are attorneys who work part-time and exceed their agreed upon part-time hours compensated in some manner for the additional hours? No
Comments The Firm has never had a situation where a part-time attorney has exceeded additional hours worked.
Are attorneys who work part-time given bonus consideration? Yes

Number of part-time lawyers

Number of male part-time associates
Number of female part-time associates
Number of male part-time partners/members 1
Number of female part-time partners/members 1
Number of male part-time other lawyers 1
Number of female part-time other lawyers

Part-time policies

Do you have a written part-time policy for associates? Yes
Do you have a written part-time policy for partners? No
Eligibility for alternative work schedules determined by Service Group Leader(s) and Management Committee

Part-time advancement

What is the impact of working part-time as an associate, if any, on an associate's progression toward partner? Attorneys on an approved AWS remain on the partnership track. Hours are prorated for purposes of meeting firm targets.
Can an associate be promoted to partner while s/he is working on a part-time schedule? Yes
In the past five years, have attorneys made partner who have worked or are currently working alternative schedules with your organization? Yes
Can a partner work on a part-time schedule? Yes

Other alternative work options

Please describe any other alternative work arrangements:
Does your organization have a written alternative work option policy (e.g., part-time, flex-time)? Yes
Does your organization have an alternative track adviser? Yes
Are attorneys who work alternative schedules given bonus consideration? Yes

Non-traditional Track Attorney Info

Does your organization have attorneys on a non-traditional track? Yes
Non-traditional track attorneys - comments
Is there a separate point of contact at your organization for this type of position? No
If yes, please provide contact information
What title(s) does your organization use for non-traditional track attorneys? (check all that apply) Counsel|Other
Do you hire entry-level attorneys for non-traditional track positions? Case-by-case
In which practice areas do you hire non-traditional track attorneys?
What is the minimum billable hour requirement for non-traditional track attorneys?
Please include any additional information about non-traditional track positions (including mentoring, evaluations, billable hours, training, benefits, opportunities for pro bono work, etc.)