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Morgan Lewis Penalizes Procrastinators with Lower Bonuses

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Associates who were late entering billable time at Morgan Lewis & Bockius apparently got a reminder they won’t be able to ignore—in the form of lower bonus checks.

An internal law firm memo posted on Above the Law revealed that 55 associates were penalized for late entries. The memo, dispatched Friday night, read in part:

“This is a good time to remind lawyers of our policy with respect to taking late time-recording into account when we determine bonus amounts. For the year just ended, there were 55 lawyers whose bonuses were affected by their unexcused late time entries. The impact was larger for repeat offenders.”

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