Do you think it’s possible to work part time as a corporate associate? New mom, based in Boston, currently at an amlaw100 firm that is a big Boston firm. I’ve requested 80% but wondering if that’s really possible. Also in an ideal world (which probably does not exist…) I would love to work until 3 PM and be the kind of mom that picks up the kiddo from school for the daycare/preschool/elementary years). The trick is I actually like corporate work.

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Good luck and if you pull this off let us know how you did it.

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There is a senior attorney in a somewhat similar position at my firm - single mom with young kids. She works a fixed schedule (e.g. 9-2 some days, 9-6 others) with no evening / weekend work.

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Yes but it may not be consistent. The parents in my group on reduced schedules tend to work weird hours - they do the dinner/bedtime break and then log on after, or on super early in the mornings. Closings are still closings and during those periods it will be harder to manage, but being PT means it takes the edge off a bit and less pressure to be hanging around looking for work and can enjoy family time in the lull between deals.

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Thank you for all of your advice- I have a meeting at work to discuss this tomorrow, wish me luck 🤞🤢

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Not Am100 but the firm I work at offers reduced hours. Offices in NY/LA/DC, and they offer fully remote as well. I believe it’s an Am200 firm.

If I worked with you on any deals, I’d hate you, especially if you’re a senior associate, but there are firms that allow flex schedules.

Those moms (or dads) don’t belong Biglaw. Someone needs to pick up the slack when the client wants deliverables or calls after 3pm.

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