In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries adopted hybrid work policies to maintain operations while ensuring the safety of their employees. The legal sector was no exception, with law firms and legal departments embracing remote work arrangements. However, a recent article published in The American Lawyer raises a thought-provoking concern: Do hybrid work policies reinforce a caste system among lawyers and staff? In this blog, we delve into the complexities of this issue and explore the potential implications for the legal profession.
The legal industry is undergoing a transformative phase, shaped by a multitude of factors that are expected to reshape the post-pandemic landscape. The 10th edition of The National Legal Sector Benchmark Survey, conducted by Cushman & Wakefield’s Legal Sector Advisory Group and ALM, sheds light on the key forces driving this change and the challenges faced by law firms.
In today’s rapidly evolving world, the legal industry has recognized the undeniable importance of diversity and inclusion. As businesses strive to create more inclusive environments, the 2023 Diversity Scorecard offers valuable insights into the progress made by law firms. In this blog post, we will explore key highlights from the Scorecard and emphasize our commitment to fostering a diverse legal community.
In the fast-paced world of law, achieving a healthy work-life balance has long been challenging. However, law firms are now recognizing the importance of flexibility in meeting the needs and expectations of their lawyers. Omelveny, a prominent law firm, is leading the way with its return-to-office plans that prioritize flexibility. In this blog post, we explore the key highlights and benefits of Omelveny’s approach, shedding light on its positive impact on lawyers and the firm as a whole.
A recent report from the American Bar Association has highlighted the vital importance of positive team experiences for the retention of female attorneys.
The study, authored by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP chief talent officer Milana L. Hogan, involved 518 attorneys at all levels, with nearly 89% identifying as female.
Young lawyers are willing to forego high salaries in exchange for greater work-life balance and other benefits, according to an article published by The American Lawyer. This is a significant shift from the traditional law firm culture, where long hours and high billable rates are the norm.
How can law firms successfully transition back to in-person work? A new article emphasizes the importance of taking a holistic approach that prioritizes employee well-being and engagement, including investing in flexibility, mental health resources, and positive workplace culture.