What Is the Best Law Field for Work-Life Balance?

January 23, 2024 – Media Mention
U.S. News & World Report

Diane Rosen, Herrick Real Estate counsel and partner at workplace consultancy Compass Consultants, was quoted in U.S. News & World Report in an article discussing work-life balance in the world of law firms. She notes that, "The reality of law practice is that it is a service business, and the expectation of clients is that their lawyers will be available if not 24/7, then most of the time. As a practical matter, there are areas of law that have more flexibility, primarily those that have fewer deadlines imposed by third parties, such as judges."

The article adds that areas with a high likelihood of litigation can also allow for less flexibility. In more litigious areas, judges and courts will often be the ones dictating the schedule.

"There are also mandatory deadlines for some types of filings," Diane says. "Litigation can have surprises, too, such as an unexpected application for immediate relief – like an injunction – that can put things into high gear without warning."

Read the full article on U.S. News & World Report.