Forget the bluster about firms accommodating flexible schedules for lawyers. The fact is that part-time lawyering is still a firm rarity and is showing little sign of increase. A new survey by NALP shows that part-time partners and associates made up 5.6 percent of lawyers at about 1,500 law offices nationally in 2008, and women still make up the vast majority of part-timers, at 74 percent in 2008. Interestingly, the survey showed a wide variation in availability of part-time employment by geographic area.
Part-Time Lawyers Still a Rarity and Three Quarters Are Women, Survey Says
New Jersey Law Journal
January 2, 2009