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Julie Fleming Brown

Thanks for continuing this conversation and for the link. Nice blog!

I agree that ending billable hours would bring some positive change to the work/life balance issue, and to a host of other issues facing lawyers and clients. (I'm not sure it's the full answer, but it would certainly help.) And I particularly appreciate the candor of the discussion, since one of my theories-in-progress is that a sustainable solution to work/life balance problems lies partly in employer/firm transparency. In other words, if a firm genuinely supports a part-time schedule, terrific; if the partners don't want to support that, by all means say so and allow lawyers who want that to go elsewhere. Right now, I think we've got a lot of political correctness around this issue that's doing damage.

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