Monday, August 28, 2017
Law Firms Are Beginning to Adopt Telecommuting Policies
From Crain’s Chicago Business:
Telecommuting has been around long enough in corporate America for the trend to hit a backlash. Meanwhile, law firms, ever slow to change, have continued to rely on individual lawyers to work out arrangements with supervisors, rather than crafting affirmative policies that endorse the practice. The newly launched programs, mostly aimed at junior lawyers, provide a tool to recruit and retain top-quality attorneys in a profession that demands long hours. The benefit adds little to a law firm's expenses, which is a plus as the country's largest firms absorb a near-universal $20,000 raise for new lawyers.
You can read more here. I would caution new lawyer that if you want to advance in your firm, you need to be seen around the office—face time. Also, it’s hard to develop a book of new clients if you are working from home.