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Reality as against permission to work from home

A recent survey on UK law department technology, in Law Dept. Quarterly, Vol. 2, May-July 2006 at 21, reports that “almost one third of the departments (30%) allow some or all of their lawyers to work from home up to two days a week.”

To read that statement carefully is to notice that it does not say all lawyers are eligible for telecommuting nor does it say how many eligible lawyers do actually work from home. The key verb is “allow” not “report that some lawyers work from home” (See my posts of Sept. 25, 2005 and Oct. 19, 2005 about obstacles to remote work.).