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Directory Year: 2022

Husch Blackwell - Firmwide

Hours & Work Arrangements

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Hours

Is there a minimum billable hour expectation? Yes
If yes, what is the minimum? 1900
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? Yes
Hours policy details

Each associate is expected to have at least 1900 client billable hours recorded per year and to enhance his/her career by spending 150 hours of quality investment time on business development, professional development, bar or community activities, etc.

Recent hours history

Average annual associate hours worked in 2020 2033
Average annual associate hours worked in 2021 2086
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2020 1699
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2021 1730

Part-time options

Is part-time allowed? Yes
Is part-time available to entry-level? No
Is there a minimum percentage of full-time hours that a part-time attorney must work? Yes
Comments

The minimum percentage is 60%.

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
Comments

If an associate on an alternative work schedule works substantially over the set billing target he or she will be eligible for a performance bonus as determined by his or her Strategic Business Unit Leader.

Are attorneys who work part-time given bonus consideration? Yes
Comments

N/A

Number of part-time lawyers

Number of male part-time associates 1
Number of female part-time associates 11
Number of male part-time partners/members 2
Number of female part-time partners/members 13
Number of male part-time other lawyers 26
Number of female part-time other lawyers 31

Part-time policies

Do you have a written part-time policy for associates? Yes
Do you have a written part-time policy for partners? Yes
Eligibility for alternative work schedules determined by

Strategic Business Unit Leaders

Part-time advancement

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

None

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
Comments

N/A

Can a partner work on a part-time schedule? Yes

Other alternative work options

Please describe any other alternative work arrangements:

N/A

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? No
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

N/A

Is there a separate point of contact at your organization for this type of position? No
If yes, please provide contact information N/A
What title(s) does your organization use for non-traditional track attorneys? (check all that apply) Counsel|Other: Attorney
Do you hire entry-level attorneys for non-traditional track positions? Yes
In which practice areas do you hire non-traditional track attorneys?

All Practice Areas

What is the minimum billable hour requirement for non-traditional track attorneys?

Case-by-case

Please include any additional information about non-traditional track positions (including mentoring, evaluations, billable hours, training, benefits, opportunities for pro bono work, etc.)

Our attorneys are treated the same as our associates in terms of mentoring, training, benefits, and opportunities for pro bono work. The primary difference is the billable hour requirement, and that varies on a case-by-case basis depending on practice area.