Most Lawyers Working Part-time Are Women — Overall Number of Lawyers Working Part-time Remains Small

December 17, 2009

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Most large law firms have made part-time schedules available to their experienced lawyers for many years, but overall the number of lawyers working part-time continues to be very small. In 2009, just 5.9% of lawyers were working part-time and most of them, about 73%, were women. This reflects the fact that women are much more likely to be working part-time than men. Among women lawyers overall, 13% work part-time; among female partners, 12.1% are working part-time; and among women associates the figure was 9.8%. This contrasts with a rate of just 2.4% among all male lawyers. These are among the findings of the most recent analyses of the NALP Directory of Legal Employers, the annual compendium of employer information published by NALP. The 2009-2010 Directory comprises listings from primarily large law firms and includes part-time use information for 1,475 individual law offices and firms and over 140,000 lawyers.

In 2009, nearly all offices, 98%, allowed part-time schedules, either as an affirmative policy or on a case-by-case basis, but as has been the case since NALP first compiled this information in 1994, very few lawyers are working on a part-time basis, even though the percentage of offices allowing part-time schedules has increased from 86% fifteen years ago. In 1994, just 2.4% of partners and associates were working part-time. By 2009, the number of lawyers working part-time has crept up to 5.9%. Likewise, although associates continue to be more likely to be working part-time than partners, part-time work among associates has increased only incrementally, from 4.0% in 1994 to 5.0% in 2009. The growth rate of part-time work among partners has been greater, rising from 1.2% in 1994 to 3.5% in 2009. Other lawyers, such as of counsel and staff attorneys, show the highest rate of part-time work, almost 21%, compared with about 17% in 2006, the first year with comparable information. In 2009, nearly all associates working part-time (89.6%) are women; among partners working part-time, 66.1% are women. (See Table 1.)

NALP’s most recent data also reveal that part-time use varies a great deal by geographic location. The three largest markets — Chicago, New York City, and Washington, DC — account for one-third of the lawyers reflected in the Directory, and show a sharp dichotomy with respect to part-time lawyers. Part-time partners are more than twice as common in Chicago and Washington, DC (at 4% and 4.8%, respectively) than in New York City (at 1.9%) — as are women partners working part-time (about 16% in Chicago and DC versus fewer than 8% in New York City).

Part-time associates are also more common in Chicago (5.4%) and Washington, DC (6.3%) compared with New York City (3.8%). The percentage of women associates working part-time in Chicago and Washington, DC is 11-12%, compared with 7.8% in New York City.

Looking at all cities, the presence of part-time partners varies even more. (See Table 2.) For example, part-time partners are most common in Minneapolis, Seattle, San Diego, and San Francisco, with 6-8% of partners in those cities working part-time. Part-time women partners are most common in Boston, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Seattle. But in a number of cities, far fewer than 2% of partners are working part-time, and in seven cities no male partners at all were reported as working part-time.

Cities also vary with respect to part-time associates, from less than 2% in New Orleans and Las Vegas, to between 8% and 10% in Indianapolis, Portland, and Richmond. (See Table 3.) No male associates were reported as working part-time in a number of cities: Birmingham, Columbus, Ft. Lauderdale/W. Palm Beach, Hartford, New Orleans, Las Vegas, St. Louis, and Wilmington, DE. The highest percentages of women associates working part-time were reported in Richmond (20.7%), Indianapolis (17.4%), and Milwaukee (15.1%).

Nine states, or portions of states not covered by the cities above, had sufficient information for a parallel analysis. Following the national patterns, all had higher percentages of part-time associates than part-time partners. The percentage of partners working part-time was highest in New York state at 5.5% in an analysis that excluded New York City, as was the percentage of women partners working part-time (15.1%). Connecticut (excluding Hartford) had the highest percentage of part-time associates at 9.8%, while the percentage of women associates working part-time was highest in Pennsylvania (excluding Philadelphia and Pittsburgh) at 16.9% and in Connecticut (excluding Hartford) at 16.7%.

Entry-level lawyers in search of part-time schedules found their options more limited. Nationally, 53% of offices that offered a part-time option precluded entry-level associates from using that arrangement, and not quite 12% had an affirmative part-time policy that made the option available to all lawyers. Nonetheless, an entry-level lawyer’s chances of finding part-time work were somewhat higher in Cincinnati, Grand Rapids, Hartford, Minneapolis, and San Diego. The cities least likely to offer a part-time option to entry-level lawyers were Baltimore, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, and New Orleans.

Part-Time Lawyer Ratios Differ from the Workforce at Large

Interestingly, the lack of part-time lawyers at law firms distinguishes private law firm practice from both the U.S. workforce as a whole and from more defined segments of the workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), not quite 14% of employed individuals during 2008 usually worked part-time, as did a similar percentage of those employed in professional specialties (e.g., engineers, architects, physicians). These rates contrast markedly with the 5.8% rate among lawyers at major law firms.

Table 1. Part-time Work at Law Firms in 2009 — Summary by Lawyer Type

   Total % Part-time % Who Are Women Working Part-time % Who Are Men Working Part-time % of Women Working Part-time % of Men Working Part-time % of Part-time Lawyers Who Are Women
Partners 62,388 3.5% 2.3% 1.2% 12.1% 1.5% 66.1%
Associates 63,840 5.0 4.5 0.5 9.8 1.0 89.6
Other lawyers* 14,058 20.7 12.1 8.6 33.3 13.5 58.5
Total 140,286 5.9 4.3 1.6 13.0 2.4 72.5

* Includes counsel/of counsel, staff attorneys, and senior attorneys.
Source: 2009-2010 NALP Directory of Legal Employers.


Table 2. Part-time Lawyers — Partners at Law Firms — 2009

  ALL PARTNERS  
# of partners % part-time % who are women working part-time % who are men working part-time % of women partners working part-time % of men partners working part-time % of part-time partners who are women # of offices
Total 62,388 3.5 2.3 1.2 12.1 1.5 66.1 1,475
By # of Lawyers Firm-wide:
50 or fewer lawyers 2,075 3.8 2.8 1.0 13.3 1.3 73.4 120
51-100 lawyers 5,366 3.1 2.0 1.0 10.9 1.3 66.7 155
101-250 lawyers 14,899 3.9 2.4 1.5 12.6 1.8 62.0 259
251-500 lawyers 12,724 3.2 2.3 1.0 11.8 1.2 69.7 284
501-700 lawyers 6,821 3.3 2.2 1.1 11.0 1.4 65.9 179
701+ lawyers 20,503 3.5 2.4 1.2 12.4 1.5 66.6 478
Offices in:
Atlanta 1,534 3.3 2.2 1.1 12.5 1.3 66.7 39
Austin 439 1.1 0.5 0.7 2.0 0.9 40.0 20
Baltimore 605 4.8 3.0 1.8 14.1 2.3 62.1 12
Birmingham 656 0.8 0.8 0.0 4.5 0.0 100.0 11
Boston area 1,993 4.4 3.8 0.6 18.5 0.8 86.4 37
Charlotte 580 2.9 2.4 0.5 14.9 0.6 82.4 21
Chicago 4,056 4.0 3.2 0.8 16.1 1.0 80.2 61
Cincinnati 416 3.1 2.9 0.2 15.4 0.3 92.3 12
Cleveland 703 3.1 3.1 0.0 15.7 0.0 100.0 15
Columbus 586 2.0 1.2 0.9 7.1 1.0 58.3 13
Dallas 1,440 1.7 0.9 0.8 5.3 1.0 52.0 32
Denver 592 4.4 2.2 2.2 10.2 2.8 50.0 26
Detroit area 921 3.1 2.8 0.3 14.1 0.4 89.7 14
Ft. Lauderdale/W. Palm Beach 237 0.4 0.4 0.0 2.0 0.0 100.0 10
Grand Rapids 449 1.8 1.1 0.7 7.4 0.8 62.5 10
Hartford 279 2.5 2.5 0.0 13.7 0.0 100.0 10
Houston 1,095 1.2 0.6 0.5 3.6 0.7 53.8 39
Indianapolis 737 3.3 2.2 1.1 11.0 1.4 66.7 10
Kansas City area 804 1.7 1.2 0.5 7.2 0.6 71.4 11
Las Vegas 174 1.1 0.6 0.6 2.6 0.7 50.0 13
Los Angeles area 2,579 3.5 2.1 1.4 10.4 1.8 58.9 89
Miami 635 2.2 1.3 0.9 5.8 1.2 57.1 19
Milwaukee 679 5.0 4.1 0.9 19.2 1.1 82.4 7
Minneapolis 1,345 8.5 4.0 4.5 19.0 5.7 47.4 21
Nashville 390 1.8 1.5 0.3 9.1 0.3 85.7 9
New Orleans 432 1.4 1.4 0.0 6.2 0.0 100.0 9
New York City 7,477 1.9 1.3 0.6 7.7 0.7 67.6 129
Northern NJ/Newark area 1,263 1.7 1.5 0.2 8.8 0.2 90.5 24
Northern Virginia 371 1.6 1.3 0.3 9.8 0.3 83.3 19
Orange Co., CA 647 3.2 2.3 0.9 14.9 1.1 71.4 31
Philadelphia 1,023 4.4 2.2 2.2 11.3 2.8 48.9 17
Phoenix 794 4.2 2.1 2.0 11.7 2.5 51.5 19
Pittsburgh 552 3.1 2.5 0.5 14.1 0.7 82.4 11
Portland, OR area 504 5.4 2.0 3.4 10.4 4.2 37.0 19
Raleigh/Durham 398 4.3 3.0 1.3 14.0 1.6 70.6 19
Richmond 392 4.8 2.3 2.6 15.8 3.0 47.4 8
Salt Lake City 182 2.2 2.2 0.0 16.7 0.0 100.0 9
San Diego 437 6.9 3.2 3.7 17.5 4.5 46.7 20
San Francisco 1,667 6.6 3.8 2.8 15.6 3.7 57.3 59
San Jose area 938 4.7 2.3 2.3 12.0 2.9 50.0 48
Seattle area 1,004 6.0 3.9 2.1 17.4 2.7 65.0 35
St. Louis 745 5.0 2.0 3.0 10.1 3.7 40.5 8
Tampa/St. Petersburg 422 1.9 1.4 0.5 7.7 0.6 75.0 13
Washington, D.C. 5,884 4.8 3.3 1.5 16.5 1.8 69.5 128
Wilmington 316 1.6 1.6 0.0 9.4 0.0 100.0 12
States:
Other areas in California 364 4.1 2.7 1.4 12.2 1.8 66.7 18
Other areas in Connecticut 336 3.0 1.2 1.8 4.8 2.4 40.0 12
Other areas in Florida 374 1.6 0.5 1.1 2.7 1.3 33.3 19
Kentucky 546 2.2 1.8 0.4 8.6 0.5 83.3 7
Other areas in New Jersey 203 2.5 2.5 0.0 14.7 0.0 100.0 6
Other areas in New York State 824 5.5 2.5 2.9 15.1 3.5 46.7 17
Other areas in Ohio 372 0.8 0.8 0.0 4.3 0.0 100.0 10
Other areas in Pennsylvania 306 2.3 2.3 0.0 13.2 0.0 100.0 8
Other areas in Texas 262 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 . 12

Source: The 2009-2010 NALP Directory of Legal Employers. For law firms that repeated firm-wide part-time counts for each office listing, counts were retained for just one office to avoid double counting. The number of offices from which use is calculated is shown in the last column. Some city information includes one or more offices in adjacent suburbs. Orange County includes offices in Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Newport Beach. The San Jose area includes offices in Cupertino, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto and E. Palo Alto, Redwood Shores/Redwood City, San Jose, and Sunnyvale. The Northern New Jersey/Newark area includes offices in Newark, Short Hills Roseland, West Orange, Florham Park, Hackensack, Morristown, Parsippany, Westfield, Bridgewater, and Woodbridge. Northern Virginia includes offices in Falls Church, McLean/Tysons Corner, Reston, Vienna, and Alexandria. State figures exclude cities reported separately.


Table 3. Part-time Lawyers — Associates at Law Firms — 2009

  ALL ASSOCIATES  
# of associates % part-time associates % of associates who are women working part-time % of associates who are men working part-time % of women associates working part-time % of men associates working part-time % of part-time associates who are women # of offices
Total 63,840 5.0 4.5 0.5 9.8 1.0 89.6 1,475
By # of Lawyers Firm-wide:
50 or fewer lawyers 1,424 4.4 3.7 0.7 9.0 1.2 84.1 120
51-100 lawyers 3,451 5.1 4.3 0.8 9.9 1.3 85.2 155
101-250 lawyers 10,163 4.6 4.2 0.4 9.3 0.8 90.4 259
251-500 lawyers 10,929 5.1 4.5 0.6 9.9 1.1 87.8 284
501-700 lawyers 7,295 4.7 4.4 0.3 9.7 0.6 93.1 179
701+ lawyers 30,578 5.2 4.6 0.5 10.0 1.0 89.9 478
Offices in:
Atlanta 1,487 4.5 4.1 0.4 8.3 0.8 91.0 39
Austin 348 5.5 3.4 2.0 8.8 3.3 63.2 20
Baltimore 346 5.2 4.9 0.3 11.7 0.5 94.4 12
Birmingham 320 2.2 2.2 0.0 5.4 0.0 100.0 11
Boston area 2,614 6.3 5.9 0.5 12.2 0.9 92.7 37
Charlotte 555 5.9 4.9 1.1 11.9 1.8 81.8 21
Chicago 3,801 5.4 4.8 0.6 10.8 1.0 89.8 61
Cincinnati 252 6.7 5.6 1.2 13.1 2.1 82.4 12
Cleveland 542 5.5 5.0 0.6 10.7 1.0 90.0 15
Columbus 386 4.4 4.4 0.0 10.0 0.0 100.0 13
Dallas 1,457 4.0 3.6 0.4 9.0 0.7 89.8 32
Denver 525 6.3 5.3 1.0 11.5 1.8 84.8 26
Detroit area 451 4.9 4.2 0.7 9.7 1.2 86.4 14
Ft. Lauderdale/W. Palm Beach 160 6.3 6.3 0.0 13.7 0.0 100.0 10
Grand Rapids 163 2.5 1.8 0.6 4.1 1.1 75.0 10
Hartford 213 6.6 6.6 0.0 14.6 0.0 100.0 10
Houston 1,128 3.5 3.0 0.4 7.0 0.8 87.2 39
Indianapolis 424 8.5 7.8 0.7 17.4 1.3 91.7 10
Kansas City area 507 4.3 4.1 0.2 9.7 0.3 95.5 11
Las Vegas 204 2.0 2.0 0.0 4.9 0.0 100.0 13
Los Angeles area 3,248 4.6 4.0 0.6 8.1 1.1 87.2 89
Miami 516 3.7 3.1 0.6 6.7 1.1 84.2 19
Milwaukee 428 7.2 7.0 0.2 15.2 0.4 96.8 7
Minneapolis 889 3.6 3.0 0.6 6.7 1.0 84.4 21
Nashville 274 3.3 2.9 0.4 6.7 0.6 88.9 9
New Orleans 260 1.5 1.5 0.0 3.1 0.0 100.0 9
New York City 14,728 3.8 3.5 0.3 7.8 0.6 91.6 129
Northern NJ/Newark area 1,284 5.5 5.1 0.4 11.1 0.7 93.0 24
Northern Virginia 351 5.1 3.7 1.4 9.1 2.4 72.2 19
Orange Co., CA 773 5.0 4.4 0.6 12.0 1.0 87.2 31
Philadelphia 1,185 6.7 6.6 0.1 13.8 0.2 98.7 17
Phoenix 597 3.4 2.5 0.8 6.3 1.4 75.0 19
Pittsburgh 423 6.1 5.2 0.9 10.9 1.8 84.6 11
Portland, OR area 299 9.0 6.4 2.7 12.8 5.3 70.4 19
Raleigh/Durham 279 5.0 3.9 1.1 8.7 2.0 78.6 19
Richmond 326 9.8 9.5 0.3 20.7 0.6 96.9 8
Salt Lake City 138 4.3 2.9 1.4 11.1 2.0 66.7 9
San Diego 581 6.5 5.9 0.7 13.6 1.2 89.5 20
San Francisco 2,051 6.8 6.0 0.8 11.3 1.7 88.6 59
San Jose area 1,592 5.2 4.5 0.8 9.9 1.4 85.5 48
Seattle area 677 7.2 5.9 1.3 12.3 2.5 81.6 35
St. Louis 545 3.9 3.9 0.0 8.5 0.0 100.0 8
Tampa/St. Petersburg 276 4.0 3.6 0.4 7.5 0.7 90.9 13
Washington, D.C. 6,803 6.3 5.6 0.7 12.2 1.3 88.6 128
Wilmington 380 3.7 3.7 0.0 8.9 0.0 100.0 12
States:
Other areas in California 403 5.0 4.5 0.5 8.9 1.0 90.0 18
Other areas in Connecticut 254 9.8 9.4 0.4 16.7 0.9 96.0 12
Other areas in Florida 263 1.9 1.9 0.0 4.0 0.0 100.0 19
Kentucky 289 2.4 2.1 0.3 4.5 0.6 85.7 7
Other areas in New Jersey 167 5.4 5.4 0.0 13.0 0.0 100.0 6
Other areas in New York State 508 5.7 5.5 0.2 11.5 0.4 96.6 17
Other areas in Ohio 229 3.1 2.2 0.9 5.6 1.4 71.4 10
Other areas in Pennsylvania 153 7.2 6.5 0.7 16.9 1.1 90.9 8
Other areas in Texas 192 1.6 1.0 0.5 2.7 0.9 66.7 12

Source:  The 2009-2010 NALP Directory of Legal Employers. For law firms that repeated firm-wide part-time counts for each office listing, counts were retained for just one office to avoid double counting—, The number of offices from which use is calculated is shown in the last column. Some city information includes one or more offices in adjacent suburbs. Orange County includes offices in Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Newport Beach. The San Jose area includes offices in Cupertino, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto and E. Palo Alto, Redwood Shores/Redwood City, San Jose, and Sunnyvale. The Northern New Jersey/Newark area includes offices in Newark, Short Hills, Roseland, West Orange, Florham Park, Hackensack, Morristown, Parsippany, Westfield, Bridgewater, and Woodbridge. Northern Virginia includes offices in Falls Church, McLean/Tysons Corner, Reston, Vienna, and Alexandria. State figures exclude cities reported separately.


Table 4. Availability and Use of Part-time Schedules at Law Firms — 2009

  AVAILABILITY USE — ALL LAWYERS % of women lawyers working part-time % of men lawyers working part-time % of part-time lawyers who are women # of offices
Part-time available* Not available to entry-level** Affirmative policy applicable to all** # of lawyers % part-time lawyers % of lawyers who are women working part-time % of lawyers who are men working part-time
Total 98.3 53.0 11.6 140,286 5.9 4.3 1.6 13.0 2.4 72.5 1,475
By # of Lawyers Firm-wide:
50 or fewer lawyers 86.8 60.0 5.7 3,801 5.9 4.0 1.9 13.6 2.7 67.9 120
51-100 lawyers 96.1 50.3 9.4 9,734 5.2 3.4 1.7 12.1 2.4 66.1 155
101-250 lawyers 98.5 56.9 8.6 27,897 5.8 4.0 1.8 13.2 2.6 68.7 259
251-500 lawyers 100.0 58.8 12.3 26,619 6.1 4.3 1.8 13.5 2.6 71.1 284
501-700 lawyers 100.0 61.9 7.7 16,114 5.9 4.5 1.4 13.1 2.1 76.1 179
701+ lawyers 100.0 43.1 16.2 56,121 6.1 4.6 1.5 12.7 2.3 75.1 478
Offices in:
Atlanta 100.0 66.7 2.4 3,375 5.1 4.1 1.1 11.9 1.6 79.2 39
Austin 95.7 59.1 9.1 862 4.9 3.0 1.9 9.6 2.7 61.9 20
Baltimore 92.9 71.4 0.0 1,119 7.6 5.1 2.5 16.7 3.6 67.1 12
Birmingham 100.0 58.3 0.0 1,045 1.3 1.3 0.0 5.2 0.0 100.0 11
Boston area 100.0 38.5 20.5 5,040 7.3 6.2 1.1 17.0 1.7 85.1 37
Charlotte 95.5 57.1 14.3 1,260 6.4 4.6 1.8 15.6 2.6 71.6 21
Chicago 100.0 48.5 12.1 8,399 6.0 4.5 1.5 14.2 2.2 75.5 61
Cincinnati 100.0 30.8 7.7 775 6.7 5.4 1.3 18.8 1.8 80.8 12
Cleveland 100.0 60.0 13.3 1,424 6.0 5.1 0.9 15.6 1.4 84.9 15
Columbus 100.0 35.7 7.1 1,123 4.8 3.7 1.2 12.5 1.6 75.9 13
Dallas 97.4 63.2 5.3 3,229 5.1 3.0 2.1 10.4 3.0 59.0 32
Denver 100.0 42.9 10.7 1,249 7.0 4.6 2.4 13.6 3.6 65.5 26
Detroit area 100.0 62.5 12.5 1,502 4.7 3.7 1.0 13.2 1.4 78.6 14
Ft. Lauderdale/W. Palm Beach 100.0 63.6 0.0 433 5.1 4.6 0.5 14.4 0.7 90.9 10
Grand Rapids 90.0 33.3 22.2 724 4.6 1.8 2.8 8.3 3.5 39.4 10
Hartford 100.0 33.3 16.7 556 5.4 4.7 0.7 15.1 1.0 86.7 10
Houston 97.6 68.3 7.3 2,473 3.5 2.2 1.3 7.0 1.9 63.2 39
Indianapolis 100.0 50.0 20.0 1,323 6.7 5.2 1.5 16.8 2.2 77.5 10
Kansas City area 91.7 54.6 18.2 1,601 5.7 4.4 1.4 14.6 2.0 76.1 11
Las Vegas 84.6 72.7 0.0 398 2.5 1.5 1.0 4.8 1.5 60.0 13
Los Angeles area 95.7 52.2 10.0 6,375 5.6 3.8 1.8 10.6 2.8 67.8 89
Miami 100.0 47.4 10.5 1,220 3.5 2.4 1.1 7.2 1.7 67.4 19
Milwaukee 100.0 71.4 14.3 1,174 7.3 6.0 1.4 19.0 2.0 81.4 7
Minneapolis 100.0 31.8 18.2 2,484 8.9 4.4 4.5 14.2 6.5 49.5 21
Nashville 100.0 60.0 0.0 712 2.4 2.1 0.3 7.1 0.4 88.2 9
New Orleans 100.0 77.8 0.0 810 3.0 2.3 0.6 7.0 0.9 79.2 9
New York City 97.2 52.9 10.9 24,418 4.2 3.4 0.8 9.6 1.2 81.2 129
Northern NJ/Newark area 96.0 62.5 12.5 2,881 4.7 4.2 0.6 13.3 0.8 88.2 24
Northern Virginia 100.0 63.2 0.0 795 4.8 3.5 1.3 12.6 1.7 73.7 19
Orange Co., CA 100.0 54.5 12.1 1,509 4.9 3.9 1.0 14.0 1.4 79.7 31
Philadelphia 100.0 54.5 9.1 2,507 7.2 5.4 1.8 15.7 2.7 75.1 17
Phoenix 100.0 61.9 0.0 1,497 6.0 3.7 2.3 12.8 3.3 61.1 19
Pittsburgh 100.0 54.5 18.2 1,093 6.1 4.8 1.3 15.6 1.9 79.1 11
Portland, OR area 100.0 55.0 20.0 877 7.9 4.3 3.5 14.2 5.1 55.1 19
Raleigh/Durham 100.0 54.5 22.7 787 6.6 4.4 2.2 13.3 3.3 67.3 19
Richmond 100.0 50.0 10.0 781 8.6 6.8 1.8 22.2 2.6 79.1 8
Salt Lake City 90.0 44.4 11.1 350 4.3 2.9 1.4 15.2 1.8 66.7 9
San Diego 100.0 30.0 25.0 1,079 7.4 5.2 2.2 15.9 3.3 70.0 20
San Francisco 100.0 48.4 12.9 4,107 9.3 6.3 2.9 15.6 4.9 68.2 59
San Jose area 96.2 48.0 16.0 2,709 6.5 4.5 2.0 12.7 3.1 69.5 48
Seattle area 100.0 52.8 11.1 1,846 9.3 5.9 3.4 17.8 5.1 63.2 35
St. Louis 100.0 55.6 11.1 1,424 7.4 4.3 3.1 13.8 4.5 58.1 8
Tampa/St. Petersburg 100.0 61.5 15.4 742 3.5 2.7 0.8 8.9 1.2 76.9 13
Washington, D.C. 100.0 46.3 14.9 14,543 7.5 5.4 2.1 15.6 3.2 72.0 128
Wilmington 100.0 46.2 0.0 753 3.9 3.2 0.7 10.8 0.9 82.8 12
States:
Other areas in California 100.0 79.0 0.0 872 7.0 4.9 2.1 13.3 3.3 70.5 18
Other areas in Connecticut 100.0 58.3 16.7 643 8.2 6.2 2.0 15.9 3.3 75.5 12
Other areas in Florida 100.0 68.4 10.5 702 4.7 2.8 1.9 9.0 2.7 60.6 19
Kentucky 100.0 33.3 0.0 976 5.3 4.1 1.2 13.6 1.8 76.9 7
Other areas in New Jersey 100.0 57.1 14.3 408 5.4 4.4 1.0 15.8 1.4 81.8 6
Other areas in New York State 94.1 43.8 0.0 1,558 6.5 4.0 2.4 14.6 3.4 62.4 17
Other areas in Ohio 90.0 55.6 11.1 656 2.1 1.8 0.3 6.9 0.4 85.7 10
Other areas in Pennsylvania 100.0 70.0 0.0 542 5.2 4.6 0.6 18.8 0.7 89.3 8
Other areas in Texas 100.0 85.7 7.1 527 2.8 2.3 0.6 8.0 0.8 80.0 12

* Percentages are based on all offices and reflect availablity either as an affirmative policy or on a case-by-case basis. ** Percentages are based on offices that make part-time work available. Source: The 2009-2010 NALP Directory of Legal Employers. For law firms that repeated firm-wide part-time counts for each office listing, counts were retained for just one office to avoid double counting. The number of offices from which use is calculated is shown in the last column. Some city information includes one or more offices in adjacent suburbs. Orange County includes offices in Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Newport Beach. The San Jose area includes offices in Cupertino, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto and E. Palo Alto, Redwood Shores/Redwood City, San Jose, and Sunnyvale. The Northern New Jersey/Newark area includes offices in Newark, Short Hills, Roseland, West Orange, Florham Park, Hackensack, Morristown, Parsippany, Westfield, Bridgewater, and Woodbridge. Northern Virginia includes offices in Falls Church, McLean/Tysons Corner, Reston, Vienna, and Alexandria. State figures exclude cities reported separately.



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