|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?||No|
|If yes, what is the maximum?|
|For bonus consideration, is a pro bono hour equivalent to a required hour?||Yes|
|Hours policy details|
Recent hours history
|Average annual associate hours worked in 2021|
|Average annual associate hours worked in 2022|
|Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2021|
|Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2022|
|Is part-time allowed?||Yes|
|Is part-time available to entry-level?||Case-by-case|
|Is there a minimum percentage of full-time hours that a part-time attorney must work?||Yes|
In order to fulfill the requirements of a part-time schedule, attorneys must work a minimum of 24 hours per week (60% of a full-time schedule).
|Are attorneys who work part-time and exceed their agreed upon part-time hours compensated in some manner for the additional hours?||Yes|
|Are attorneys who work part-time given bonus consideration?||Yes|
Non-partner attorneys of the firm are eligible for bonus consideration. Bonuses are discretionary and merit based, with primary consideration given to factors including work quality, demonstration of progress through the core competencies, productivity, contribution the practice group, business development, firm citizenship and pro bono efforts.
Number of part-time lawyers
|Number of male part-time associates||0|
|Number of female part-time associates||0|
|Number of male part-time partners/members||0|
|Number of female part-time partners/members||0|
|Number of male part-time other lawyers||0|
|Number of female part-time other lawyers||1|
|Do you have a written part-time policy for associates?||Yes|
|Do you have a written part-time policy for partners?||Yes|
|Eligibility for alternative work schedules determined by||
The firm's Reduced Workload Committee and the attorney's practice group.
|What is the impact of working part-time as an associate, if any, on an associate's progression toward partner?||
Seeking a reduced work schedule does not negatively impact an attorney's promotion to counsel or the partnership, however a longer tenure may be required to meet the criteria for promotion.
|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|
The firm’s Reduced Workload Policy, which allows lawyers to work significantly reduced schedules and remain on partnership track, reflects the firm’s commitment to providing a workplace that enables lawyers to fulfill parenting and family care responsibilities or to pursue activities designed to enhance professional development or stature in the legal community, while continuing to work as a productive and valued Akin lawyer. Further, the firm’s policy specifically provides that lawyers working a reduced work schedule remain eligible for counsel and partnership promotion, and we have a significant track record of promotions of women lawyers who have availed themselves of the policy.
|Can a partner work on a part-time schedule?||Yes|
Other alternative work options
|Please describe any other alternative work arrangements:||
In 2017, the firm launched an Agile Work Policy for lawyers. Agile work arrangements allow lawyers to work remotely on a regular basis either on a set schedule or based on a set amount of days per week. The firm provides technology and select home office equipment that enables associates and counsel to have very similar home office and work office set ups.
|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?||No|
|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)||Other|
|Do you hire entry-level attorneys for non-traditional track positions?||Yes|
|In which practice areas do you hire non-traditional track attorneys?||
Non-traditional track positions are not limited to designated practice areas.
|What is the minimum billable hour requirement for non-traditional track attorneys?||
There is no set minimum billable hour requirement.
|Please include any additional information about non-traditional track positions (including mentoring, evaluations, billable hours, training, benefits, opportunities for pro bono work, etc.)|