Law Firms Shun Old Hierarchies With Modern Office Updates

By Aebra Coe (November 15, 2017, 2:23 PM EST) -- Law firms in which partners have big corner offices, where heavy wooden doors isolate lawyers and staff and where fluorescent lighting floods the space with a yellow hue are becoming obsolete as firms create updated workplaces that reflect a new philosophy — one that values egalitarianism, community and wellness.

At Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP's new 35,000-square-foot Charlotte, North Carolina, office, the most powerful partners and newest associates all work in universally sized offices; architectural elements bring natural light into the space; ergonomic, adjustable desks are available to all attorneys and staff; and a bustling communal lunch and conference room draws...

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