The Alliance’s Action Steps are designed to assist organizations with implementing practical strategies and policies related to diversity and flexibility.  Members can access full versions of all of the Alliance’s Action Steps in the Member Resource Center.

HOLD YOUR PARTNERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR SUPPORTING FLEXIBLE LAWYERS

No matter how carefully crafted, a flexible work program will fail unless the firm’s partners make it work on a daily basis. Partners control lawyers’ assignments, opportunities, access to information, evaluations, compensation, and promotion – which means they can undo even the best flexible work program through bias, inattention, or worse, in how they treat lawyers who work flexible schedules. It is essential that partners be invested in making flexibility work…

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