If you experience waves of angst and guilt when you fail to check your voice mail, e-mail (Intranet and Internet) and fax machine day and night with the timely precision of a Swiss eight-day clock, you are likely an associate who has succumbed to the newest habit of the electronic-age — working “24/7,” or literally, being on call seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

And if your angst and guilt transforms to unplanned liaisons with clients and colleagues on a 24/7 basis, you may be wondering what if any options are available to you in lieu of the full-time demands you are facing. Somewhat more than 4.5 percent of associates and 1.6 percent of partners nationwide may have responded to these and other time dilemmas by establishing themselves as part-time attorneys.

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