In response to member feedback, the Alliance launched this study to track the progress of workplace flexibility in U.S. law firms and to address the need for more holistic data on flexible work usage. The study examines the types of flexibility and leave policies implemented, how well they are utilized, how working flexibly affects promotion and leadership opportunities, and the types of support available to those who work a flexible schedule or take an extended leave.
2022 Law Firm Flexibility Benchmarking Study
The 2022 Law Firm Flexibility Benchmarking Study consists of responses from 68 major law firms and examines the availability and accessibility of hybrid work, holistic flexible work, and parental leave.
The 2022 Law Firm Flexibility Benchmarking Study is available to members and non-member participants. Members can access the report in the Member Resource Center.
Please contact Sejal Shah with any questions about this research study.
2022 Flexibility Benchmarking Summit
The Flexibility Benchmarking Summit was a special event designed to provide a sneak peek at the results of our 2022 Law Firm Flexibility Benchmarking Study.
During the event, the Alliance shared trends and best practices in workplace flexibility, hybrid and leave policies implemented at law firms, and the types of support available for those who work flexibly. The Summit included valuable discussions between Manar Morales, Alliance President & CEO, and leaders from firms with innovative policies and practices in the areas of workplace flexibility and caregiver leave:
- Zakiyyah Salim-Williams, Partner & Chief Diversity Officer, Gibson Dunn
- Don Smith, Chief Talent & Inclusion Officer, Crowell & Moring
Members can access a copy of the recording of this event in the Member Resource Center.
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The 2019 Law Firm Flexibility Benchmarking Study consisted of a series of one-on-one insight interviews with law firm leaders and talent professionals about the challenges and what’s working around flexible work and parental leave.
The 2019 study provides supplemental research to our previous Law Firm Flexibility Benchmarking data in order to gain multilayered information in these areas.
All interviews were held over the phone and took approximately 45 minutes. This research initiative was open to member as well as non-member firms.
The 2019 Law Firm Flexibility Benchmarking Study is available to members and non-member participants. Members can access the report and the Executive Summary in the Member Resource Center.
The 2017 Law Firm Flexibility Benchmarking Survey Report assesses the availability and usage of holistic flexibility and parental leave policies in large law firms for both attorneys and staff.
The 2017 Flexibility Benchmarking Survey Executive Summary has been archived.
Alliance members may access the full report in the Member Resource Center.
Contact Sejal Shah at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“By participating in the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s Flexibility Benchmarking Survey, Ogletree Deakins was able to analyze existing policies and pinpoint where they could be improved. Using the Alliance’s recommendations from our customized report, we were able to provide our Board of Directors with concrete action steps for advancing our commitment to flexibility and diversity, including implementing specific changes to our reduced hours policy and by creating two new Reduced Hours Advisor positions.”