Lawyers less likely to work part-time than other professionals

January 12, 2011 The number of lawyers at large law firms that are working part time has risen from 2.4 per cent in 1994 to 6.4 per cent 2010, but lawyers are far less likely to work part time other professionals. By contrast, 13.5 per cent of engineers, architects and medical professionals worked part time in 2009, according to Labor Department statistics.

The National Association for Law Placement reports that part time work is taken up by 3.6 percent of partners, 5.3 percent of associates and 22.1 percent for other lawyers, including of counsel, staff attorneys and senior attorneys.

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