When even cubicles disappear for lawyers (Sun Microsystems and its untethered lawyers)

An item on Law.com, of In-House Counsel mentions that about one-third of Sun Microsystems’ 170 lawyer-department “either works in drop-in offices or they work in the main campuses or they work at home.” (See my post of Nov. 8, 2005 on SEI and its tiny square footage and Nov. 19, 2005 on cubicles for lawyers.) The general counsel of Sun himself, Mike Dillon, does not have a dedicated office. Talk about role modeling!

The article makes the point that lawyers who have no fixed office, so clients do not need to come to them, necessarily have more opportunities to be with and around clients. I wonder, however, whether hoteling and nomadism leaves too much room for improvement.

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