If young lawyers keep grinding law firms are slow to shift

I just read an article in The Advocate (BC lawyers magazine) by lawyer Sandra L Kovacs. She suggests that unless big law firrms make life better for lawyers (e.g. allow flex time, reasonable work loads, family consideration etc.) these employees will leave, set up shop and compete directly with them for clients.  She states: “While lip service is paid to the retention and advancement of women in the profession, regrettably, the traditional firm has not been meaningfully motivated to implement progressive and effective policies as there is usually another young lawyer waiting in line to fill the young female’s seat and grind out the hours.” In order to stop the high turnover of women lawyers and increase firm loyalty, law firms must, “…create a culture of intergeneratioanl understanding and empathy, and do away with our existing culture of denial and antipathy.” I have to agree. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Soucre: The Advocate Vol 70, Nov 2012][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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