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Effective Date: April 2008
Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Year LowHighDiscretionary 
1st Year$120,000 Yes New associates are paid a $10,000 starting payment
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General Salary Comments:
Associates are eligible for an annual merit-based bonus based upon criteria including legal skills, commitment (hours), judgment, standing in the community, satisfaction of existing clients, and practice development. Most attorneys understand that this merit system is strongly weighted towards hours billed. 1800 hours billed minimum.

Hours (Effective Date: April 2008): 1852 Worked ; 1852 Billed ; 1600 Required (see Base Salary Per Hour Worked chart) collects salary information from a variety of sources, including: recruiting coordinators, hiring partners, and associates at law firms, experts on a given market's salaries, public sources, and press releases. In many cases, a particular firm's salary chart has been triangulated from multiple sources.

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