Law Firms Offering More Flexible Schedules

Law360 (July 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With billable-hour pressures at an all-time high and with many attorneys upset about their work-life balance, law firms have slowly begun to offer more flexible schedules that allow for more time at home.

Working mothers have always been interested in flexibility, but it has increasingly become an issue for all lawyers, from recent law school graduates to baby boomers on the verge of retirement.

The boomers, for example, often want to phase into retirement by working part time for a few years rather than abruptly departing,...
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