5 Parts Of BigLaw Culture Ripe For Change

Law360, New York (March 11, 2015, 9:51 PM EDT) -- BigLaw has taken steps aimed at improving diversity and work-life balance in recent years, but attorneys say many firms are still influenced by an outdated model that affects many aspects of law firm life.

Here, experts count down the top five issues BigLaw firms should be working to address:

5. Inflexible Face-Time Requirements

Draconian demands to put in time in the office, a hallmark at many BigLaw firms, can put off otherwise-talented attorneys with different family pressures, attorneys say.

Cynthia Augello, a partner at Cullen and Dykman, works long hours — 8 a.m. to midnight or more, if needed — but...

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