When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announced it was thinking of moving its filings deadline from midnight to 5 p.m., pushback from the legal community was swift.

Now that the change is fully adopted and being enforced, some lawyers say they expect to see work-life balance benefits for junior attorneys and staff—and wouldn’t be surprised if other courts followed suit. Other attorneys aren’t sold on the touted benefits but are getting used to the new rule.

Danielle Myers, partner with Robbins Geller Rudman Dowd. Courtesy photo