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Firms Announce Flextime Policies. How Exciting.

Based on what I've seen, many if not most lawyers (except for the junior ones) work wherever they want.

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Based on what I've seen, many if not most lawyers (except for the junior ones) work wherever they want.

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  • Jacque

    Anon...I wholeheartedly agree. I have a career too and my time is just as important as the attorneys in my office, or any office for that matter. I too, could sit in my pajamas, draft pleadings, file documents, etc. over my email. I‘m really quite tired of being treated as a second class citizen because I don‘t have a law degree. I work just as many hours as all 5 of my attorneys do and I should have just as many options with flex time as they do. Since they don‘t come in until 10am and leave at 4:00 pm, I could being doing so much more with my time than sitting at my desk alone while they are living their life out in the world.. and believe me.. they are not working!!

  • Anon

    If you review some of the policies, they are directed to staff who have not had the privilege of working remotely or flexibly while watching the lawyers they service work in increasingly flexible scenarios. Believe it or not, marketing, accounting, IT, talent management, billing professionals - they all work long hours too. So at least in one of the cases you reported on, the policy was in response to feedback from staff. Just an important distinction to make as firms don‘t run just on lawyers - they need to respond to the needs of the administrative staff as well.

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