Unfulfilled desired by in-house counsel to telecommute

The Project for Attorney Retention (PAR), an initiative of the Program of Worklife Law at American University’s Washington College of Law published a lengthy report in December 2003 (10 Wm. & Mary J. of Women & L. 367 (Spring 2004). The report addressed telecommuting in legal departments (pg. 370).

“A recent study by Catalyst found that nearly three out of four of the female and over half of the male in-house counsel surveyed wanted to telecommute, i.e. to work some hours or days from home.” Yet PAR found formal telecommuting arrangements in legal departments “uncommon.”

I have detected no groundswell of desire by in-housers to work from home. The Catalyst findings make me wonder about how the question was asked and interpreted.

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