To get a sense of how this law firm treats attorneys on flexible work schedules, take a look at Elaine Blais, a single parent and equity partner who’s been reducing her billable hours by 20% for the past decade. Often chosen to represent the firm in prestigious external programs, she shows women that they can work reduced hours and still do great things. “Seeing her manage successfully gave me the confidence to change my own schedule,” says income partner (and mom of three) Emily Rapalino, who has adopted a similar arrangement. Having a family is equally supported here, thanks to maternity leave that lasts for 26 weeks, with 12 fully paid; a new coaching program guides women before, during and after that leave, showing them how to juggle work and child care responsibilities and flex or reduce their hours on return. Parents tap 20 free visits to backup child care centers annually and (in larger offices) can access lactation rooms.
Female Equity Partners 13%
Female Nonequity Partners 29%
Lawyers Working Reduced Hours 6%