How Flexibility in Your Work Methods Will Lead to Greater Success

Deborah Epstein Henry, Suzie Scanlon Rabinowitz, and Garry A. Berger

Note: Excerpted from Finding Bliss: Innovative Legal Models for Happy Clients & Happy Lawyers, by Deborah Epstein Henry, Suzie Scanlon Rabinowitz, Garry A. Berger, published by the American Bar Association. Available at a discount to ABA members. Visit www.ShopABA.org.

Where lawyers are concerned, flexibility can mean many things. For years, flexibility has been viewed as an accommodation from the employer’s perspective, with the associated connotation that lawyers who sought flexibility somehow embodied a lack of seriousness or commitment to the profession. When we look more closely, however, we see that flexibility is a means to create a win–win for both the employer and the lawyer.

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