Alternative Work Schedule
"I joined the firm's alternative work schedule program as a
mid-level associate. The program allowed me to practice law of the
highest caliber, and at the same time maintain the work-life
balance that was best for me.
Although I am a mother to two small children, everyone has
their own reasons for adopting an alternative schedule - it doesn't
have to be about raising children. It's a personal decision, and
Paul, Weiss, recognizes this. Each alternative schedule is as
unique as the participating attorney.
I was elected partner while I was in the alternative work
schedule program - and I remained on an alternative schedule
afterward. Paul, Weiss supports its attorneys in their endeavor for
excellence in their professional lives and for personal fulfillment
in their non-professional lives."
Striking a balance between life and work is essential for
maintaining quality in both. We've created an alternative work
schedule program that helps you balance your personal and
professional concerns. These special schedules:
- Are not limited to lawyers with child care
- Subect to departmental needs, are an option for any lawyer at
any time in their career; no service requirements or waiting
periods are imposed;
- Have no maximum time limit; and
- Do not preclude consideration for partnership; you can make
partner while on an alternative schedule, and you can retain that
schedule upon reaching partnership.
Partners in each department serve as advisors, helping you
continue to receive challenging work and stay on track to achieve
Paul, Weiss has tailored programs that augment traditional
parental leave benefits. We offer several child-care programs that
help working parents better deal with emergencies. Lawyers benefit
- Generous Parental Leave: up to 18 weeks paid
leave for new parents, combining a variety of parental, adoption,
primary caregiver and disability leave time.
- Infant Transition Program: Three full months
of full-time child care for your infant in a Bright Horizons child
care center located near our New York office.
- Emergency Back-Up Child Care: Bring your
children to more than six Bright Horizons centers throughout
Manhattan and Washington, D.C.
- At-Home Back-Up Child Care: Child care
services available in your home if a center is not open or
otherwise not an option for you.