LeX Factor Briefs

Legal “Eagles” are Working Longer and More Erratic Hours – The LeXFactor Briefs

Lexicon Brand Manager Lauren Hoffmann is the host of The LeXFactor Briefs, looking at what’s making news in the legal industry. In this episode, Lauren and co-host Brad Paubel, Lexicon’s chief information officer, talk about how the pandemic threw a wrench into attorney schedules and when hours are billed. Now, firms are looking for ways to prevent burnout and attrition.

The pandemic has ushered in an era in which attorneys, for one reason or the other, are working erratic hours as lines between home and work have evaporated and an unprecedented boom in work pushes firm attorneys to their limits. Law firms in turn are trying everything: job sharing, extra vacation and huge bonuses to accommodate as burnout and retention issues loom.