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Lawyers and Their “Me” Time: You Have to Keep Them Separated

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Summary: If law firms are to survive, they need to change how they treat their legal employees.
 
Lawyers and Their “Me” Time: You Got to Keep Them Separated

You, my friend, Mr. Law Firm partner, are quite inconsiderate: How dare you call one of your associates and cancel their time off. That associate’s supposed to:
 
  • Go on their honeymoon
  • Go on their 10th wedding anniversary
  • Bury their dead relative

How dare you suppose, conjure, believe that a client’s budding legal issue is more important than an associate’s time off for fun and celebration or bereavement and reflection.

Sure, that client is important; they represent millions of dollars you’ll more than likely dip your hand into for your own (uninterrupted) time off.

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