Alternative Work Schedule

Liza Velazquez
Litigation Partner

"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 responsibilities;
  • 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 your goals.

Child Care

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 from:

  • 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.

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