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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP - Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Hours & Work Arrangements

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Is there a minimum billable hour expectation? No
If yes, what is the minimum?
Is billable hour credit given for pro bono work? Yes
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?
Hours policy details

Vorys is a special place to practice law. Our lawyers believe that our clients, across the nation and around the world, deserve the highest level of service. We understand that the quality of service our clients deserve can only be achieved through a culture of teamwork, dedication to excellence, and respect for our colleagues. Our compensation structure and approach to billable hours are products of this culture. Our compensation structure recognizes excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and other intangible contributions to the success of the firm, rather than the application of a numbers-driven, formulaic approach.

We do not have a minimum billable hours requirement because each one of us understands that the continued success of Vorys cannot be achieved simply by hitting billable hour targets, but, instead, only by making a commitment to work together to serve the needs of our clients and our communities.

Recent hours history

Average annual associate hours worked in 2020
Average annual associate hours worked in 2021
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2020
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2021

Part-time options

Is part-time allowed? Yes
Is part-time available to entry-level? Case-by-case
Is there a minimum percentage of full-time hours that a part-time attorney must work? Case-by-case


Are attorneys who work part-time and exceed their agreed upon part-time hours compensated in some manner for the additional hours? Case-by-case


Are attorneys who work part-time given bonus consideration? Case-by-case


Number of part-time lawyers

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

Part-time advancement

What is the impact of working part-time as an associate, if any, on an associate's progression toward partner?


Can an associate be promoted to partner while 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:

Vorys' formal workplace flexibility policy provides for a variety of flexible work arrangements, including hybrid work, to help our attorneys manage their professional and personal considerations and demands. 

Does your organization have a written alternative work option policy (e.g., flex-time, remote, etc.)? Yes
Does your organization have an alternative track adviser? Yes
Are attorneys who work alternative schedules given bonus consideration? Case-by-case

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) Senior attorney|Other
Do you hire entry-level attorneys for non-traditional track positions? Yes
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.)