Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP believes it will get more from its lawyers by demanding less. Effective Jan. 1, Pittsburgh's largest law firm is introducing "Balanced Hours," a new firm-wide initiative intended to give its 1,000-plus lawyers greater flexibility through the use of reduced hours, telecommuting and variable workloads.
The goal is better retention, particularly of traditionally over-worked young associates.
"Junior lawyers today are more focused on work-life balance than 10 years ago," she said. "This generation is speaking out more about what they are and aren't willing to do." - Lori Carpenter