"A Crew of Motivated Lawyers Like You've Never Seen"

Firms and corporate legal departments are finding ways to reward their attorneys and build loyalty and motivation at the same time, according to the The Am Law Daily (from the November 2008 American Lawyer). Even the GC of Wal-Mart has gotten religion, according to the article.

Each additional adoption of this trend provides a bit more evidence that allowing lawyers some latitude doesn’t lead to chaos, neglecting clients, or declining profits-per-partner. We often recommend that our clients consider remote and flexible schedules for our attorneys working on their assignments, finding that this allows our clients to not only save money, but work with some exceptional attorneys who are looking only for these types of arrangements. As someone who has worked in flextime arrangements with two different companies, I can attest to the loyalty it has inspired in me. To be able to attend those school plays, go to the dentist or work from home while waiting for the cable guy has made all the difference in my family’s balancing act.

We'd love to hear about your flexible work experiences, bad or good.