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Large Firms Should Job-Share for Work-Life Balance

With lawyers working 60- to 80-hour weeks, there's enough work for two lawyers rather than one. And that's why Deborah Epstein Harry, founder of FlexTime Lawyers, proposes that large firms implement job sharing for lawyers, as she describes in this article, highlighted at Counsel to Counsel. Epstein Harry writes that with job sharing, each lawyer could work part of the week, with a day of overlap and weekend time negotiated between the two lawyers sharing the job.

The solution seems so obvious that I don't quite understand why job sharing isn't more pervasive at law firms. Any ideas?

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on July 17, 2007 at 06:40 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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