There was a time when “flexible work arrangements” for lawyers meant that if you worked late on both Saturday and Sunday, a 10 a.m. arrival on Monday was permitted.

Now, however, both lawyers and nonlawyers seek flexibility to help achieve a healthy work-life balance. Data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in July 2005 shows that nearly 30 percent of all full-time employees in the United States had flexible work schedules.[FOOTNOTE 1]