Alternative Work Schedule
"I began working an alternative work schedule as a fourth
year associate in our M&A practice. In the six years that have
followed, I have built a dynamic practice and was recently elected
As a lawyer in the firm's alternative work schedule program, I
have found a way to achieve a fulfilling life both inside and
outside of the firm. I work on varied and complex matters for
sophisticated clients with colleagues who are dynamic, brilliant
and fun - every day is an intellectual challenge. At home, my
husband and I have our hands full with our three small children who
make each day an awesome adventure, and my working arrangement has
enabled me to relish in their childhood. The commitment of the
firm's leadership to this program and my schedule from the very
beginning has made all the difference to my ability to make it all
work successfully and seamlessly."
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
- Subject 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.