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July 14th, 2014
Episode 108 of 489 episodes
Helping others is always a good thing, even when you have no choice. Find out more in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:35 Explanations: 3:52 Fast dialog: 17:40 Claire: Welcome to the firm. Are you getting the hang of things here? Jack: I am. I worked in another firm for two years before coming here, so I have some experience under my belt. But let me ask you one thing: Is the firm serious about wanting each person to do five hours of pro bono work each month? Claire: It is. This firm takes community service very seriously. Everyone does pro bono work and everybody is expected to hit the target of 60 hours each year. Jack: This is so different from my previous firm. There, everything was about billable hours. Nobody cared about anything but how many hours we could rack up with each client. Claire: Billable hours are important here, too, but we bill ourselves as the firm with a social conscience. That’s what sets us apart from our competitors. If you fall short of your expected pro bono hours, believe me, you’ll hear about it. Jack: It’s refreshing to work for a firm that’s not all about the bottom line. Claire: Don’t get carried away. This firm is still here to make money. It’s just not 100% of its focus. Jack: Maybe just 98%? Claire: That’s right. And in this industry, that’s unheard of. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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