The New York City Bar Association collected data, as of March 2006, from 15 law departments that signed its Statement of Diversely Principles. Those law departments reported that 51 attorneys, or about 4.2% of their 1,200 attorneys, work flexibly in New York law offices. The report uses the term “flexible work arrangements” (FWAs).
The majority of those on flexible work arrangements in corporate signatories have full-time FWAs (3.2%) as opposed to part-time arrangements (1.0%). Later, the report adds that 82 percent of the in-house lawyers working flexibly are women (See my post of June 9, 2007 on flex-time and compressed time arrangements with references cited.).