Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cuddly law firms? You bet.

As we all know, law firms are slow to embrace anything different. Years after almost every 3-year-old became computer literate, courts are finally embracing electronic filing and service of pleadings. Not all courts, of course, but I suppose we have to start with federal courts and go from there.

As slow as the legal practice is to change, however, the concept of flexible working schedules is finally catching on. Even The New York Times is talking about it. A January 24, 2007 article titled "Who's Cuddly Now? Law Firms," http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/24/fashion/24WORK.html?_r=1&ref=fashion&oref=slogin
talks about the "legal world racing -- metaphorical black robes flapping" to catch up with the rest of the world on work-life balance. IT'S ABOUT TIME!

You no longer have to step out on a limb to dream of, ask for, even demand, a flexible work schedule. If law firms won't give it to you, become your own boss. Turn the tables and offer your services to law firms on your own terms.

What is stopping you from having the work situation you want? How can NAFLP help you?

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