Work-Life Balance and the Economic Crisis: Is Work-Life Balance Dead?

April 13, 2010
ABA: 2010 Spring Meeting
Grand HyattNew York

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

As a result of the current economic crisis many of today’s lawyers are interested in working more hours to preserve their jobs and are no longer thinking about work-life balance. Wave after wave of layoffs and salary freezes in the legal industry would seem to support this conclusion, but does it? Our panel looks at the effects of the current economic downturn and discusses issues faced by today’s lawyers. Do you need to abandon all efforts to achieve work-life balance to save your job? How can law firms respond to decreased demand for their services without resorting to layoffs?

Program Chair:

Matt Potempa, Law Office of Matt Potempa, PLLC, Nashville, TN

Moderator and Program Chair:

Nancy A. Matos, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Jennifer Sloan Hilsabeck, American Nevada Co., Henderson, NV
Yevgenia Muchnick, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, Washington, DC
Nicole N. Santucci, Fox Rothschild LLP, New York, NY

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