Associates with Patton Boggs, which has 57 associates in Texas, may soon feast on two helpings of bonus money under a new system the firm is using this year to reward them for work in 2007.

Patton Boggs will pay deserving associates one bonus in January based purely on their billable hours in 2007 and a second, discretionary bonus in February that’s based partly on billable hours but also considers criteria such as pro bono work and participation in firm committees, says Stanley Mayo, managing partner of the firm’s 109-lawyer Dallas office.