Percentage of Part-time Lawyers Drops in Major Firms

Just over 6 percent of lawyers working in major law firms were working part-time last year, and 70 percent of those part-timers were women, a National Association for Law Placement survey shows. The percentage of part-time women lawyers dropped from 13.5 percent in 2012 to 12.9 percent in 2013. Only 2.8 percent of all male lawyers worked part-time, the study notes. The percentage of lawyers working part-time lags behind that of the U.S. workforce as well as for those employed in other professions — about 13.7 percent of people employed in 2012 usually worked part-time. The ABA Journal has more.