Law firms cut costs in their workspaces

Law firms are cutting costs, trimming office expenses and reconfiguring office spaces for greater efficiency, according to this report from the Wall Street Journal. Lawyer offices have decreased in size by 20 to 25 percent, many firms are putting junior lawyers in open plan interior space formerly occupied by administrative support staff, and some New York firms are putting two associates in an office. According to this report, US law firm Paul Hastings plans to reconfigure its office space for greater economy when its leases come up for renewal, and the firm is also considering allowing some lawyers to work permanently from home.

Law firms cut costs in their workspaces Wed, Jul 18, 2012