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.
Our 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.
This year’s 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. Please contact Sejal Shah, the Alliance’s Manager of Leadership Initiatives, to learn more about our research initiatives.
Click to access the report for each year.
The 2017 Law Firm Flexibility Benchmarking Survey Report, which assesses the availability and usage of holistic flexibility and parental leave policies in large law firms for both attorneys and staff, has been released. The full report is available to members as a benefit of membership through the Member Resource Center. If your company or firm is not a member, you can access the Executive Summary HERE.
Contact Sejal Shah at email@example.com 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.”