How long does it really take to reach an annual target of 1800 billable hours? According to the Yale Law School Career Development Office's "The Truth about the Billable Hour" page, something on the order of more than 2400 hours! According to the site, "[t]he purpose of this handout is to help you understand the billable hour expectations most law firms have for associates, and the impact of those expectations on your lifestyle." (emphasis added) The site estimates the number of hours you will spend actually on the job if you have a "full time job" (target 1800 billable hours) or an "overtime job" (target 2200 billable hours).
SOURCE: FSU College of Law Library Blog via Moritz Legal Information Blog