Solving the Part-Time Puzzle: The Law Firm’s Guide to Balanced Hours
Cynthia Thomas Calvert, Joan C. Williams, 2004.
Dissatisfaction with work/life balance has been documented as a major cause of associate attrition, and many associates cite the lack of viable, non-stigmatized balanced hours options as a significant factor. “This book can and will make a difference,” notes James J. Sandman, former Managing Partner of Arnold & Porter LLP. This book presents the business case for balanced hours programs; describes methods of analyzing the effectiveness of current part-time programs; and provides clear advice on implementation of a balanced hours program. Appendices include a model balanced hours policy, an attrition cost worksheet, and a checklist for attorneys.