NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2021

Alston & Bird LLP - Atlanta, Georgia

http://www.alston.com

Hours & Work Arrangements

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Hours

Is there a minimum billable hour expectation? No
If yes, what is the minimum?
Is billable hour credit given for pro bono work? Yes
Is there a maximum that will be credited? Yes
If yes, what is the maximum? 150
For bonus consideration, is a pro bono hour equivalent to a required hour? Yes
Hours policy details

The hours based bonus component counts up to 150 pro bono hours towards each of the bonus hours thresholds.

Recent hours history

Average annual associate hours worked in 2019
Average annual associate hours worked in 2020
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2019
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2020

Part-time options

Is part-time allowed? Yes
Is part-time available to entry-level? No
Is there a minimum percentage of full-time hours that a part-time attorney must work? Yes
Comments

In order to be eligible for benefits, part-time attorneys must work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Are attorneys who work part-time and exceed their agreed upon part-time hours compensated in some manner for the additional hours? Case-by-case
Comments

Bonus consideration.

Are attorneys who work part-time given bonus consideration? Yes
Comments

Number of part-time lawyers

Number of male part-time associates 0
Number of female part-time associates 5
Number of male part-time partners/members 0
Number of female part-time partners/members 2
Number of male part-time other lawyers 9
Number of female part-time other lawyers 6

Part-time policies

Do you have a written part-time policy for associates? Yes
Do you have a written part-time policy for partners? No
Eligibility for alternative work schedules determined by

Practice Group Leader and Alternative Career Path Partner.

Part-time advancement

What is the impact of working part-time as an associate, if any, on an associate's progression toward partner?

Attorneys working reduced hours are eligible for partnership.

Can an associate be promoted to partner while working on a part-time schedule? Yes
In the past five years, have attorneys made partner who have worked or are currently working alternative schedules with your organization? Yes
Comments
Can a partner work on a part-time schedule? Yes

Other alternative work options

Please describe any other alternative work arrangements:
Does your organization have a written alternative work option policy (e.g., flex-time, remote, etc.)? Yes
Does your organization have an alternative track adviser? Yes
Are attorneys who work alternative schedules given bonus consideration? Yes

Non-traditional Track Attorney Info

Does your organization have attorneys on a non-traditional track? Yes
Non-traditional track attorneys - comments
Is there a separate point of contact at your organization for this type of position? No
If yes, please provide contact information
What title(s) does your organization use for non-traditional track attorneys? (check all that apply) Staff attorney|Senior attorney|Other: Project Attorney
Do you hire entry-level attorneys for non-traditional track positions? Case-by-case
In which practice areas do you hire non-traditional track attorneys?

Case-by-case depending on practice group needs.

What is the minimum billable hour requirement for non-traditional track attorneys?

Case-by-case

Please include any additional information about non-traditional track positions (including mentoring, evaluations, billable hours, training, benefits, opportunities for pro bono work, etc.)