Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Work / Life Balance in the Law

Students experience the demands of law school, but how to learn what to expect in the practice of law? The New York State Bar Association. Special Committee on Balanced Lives in the Law recently released the long awaited Final Report. The bad news is that for many attorneys it is difficult to find and achieve a work / life balance. The good news is that there are steps that can be taken to help cope with the demands. Time and stress management skills are essential and can be learned. Law firms are aware of these issues and interested because they want to retain their young attorneys.

Don't be taken by surprise. Law is a demanding profession but the attorneys interviewed for the report overwhelming said that they like practicing law and would do it again. Plan ahead so you can say the same.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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