Instead of employing complicated and illusory recompense schemes aimed at appearing to match the new $160k scale as some other Big and MidTex firms have done, Strasburger followed a unique approach and decided to cut the billable hour requirement for first years. While first years will still make $140k starting, they will only be required to log 1,600 hours instead of the old 1,920 hour requirement. Moreover, the firm will require first years to “spend 550 hours shadowing senior attorney mentors, participating in training sessions and working on pro bono projects.

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