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Bridging the gap
Work-life balance is key for the next generation of lawyers.
By Christina Williams
John Russell ambles into the conference room in jeans, a faded T-shirt and Birkenstock clogs. The 34-year-old sits down to talk about the intellectual property law firm he founded with four partners, but he’s more eager to give a tour of the offices.
The Portland offices tell the story better than one clean-cut, sloppily dressed lawyer can. There’s the bicycle stashed in Chris Tuttle’s office (Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle aims to be a carbon-neutral law firm). In 2005, Tuttle took two months off to ride around Spain while his partners handled the clients.
“It’s a concern in the legal world,” says Judy Edwards, executive director of the Multnomah Bar Association. “How do you retain good talent in a law firm? Because it costs a lot of money to invest in a young graduate and you want them to stick around.”
The survey by the bar, conducted with the assistance of Jo Smith, a Portland-based business consultant who specializes in law, found that only 53% of surveyed GenX lawyers, who were born between 1965 and 1980, expected to be working full-time at their current firm in 10 years. Of those who didn’t, nearly 40% said they planned to be out of law and 17% said they planned to be taking extended family or personal leave.
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BY NISHANT BHAJARIA | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
By now, anyone who knows about it has a position on President Obama’s executive order on immigration. The executive order is the outcome of failed attempts at getting a bill through the normal legislative process. Both Obama and his predecessor came close, but not close enough since the process broke down multiple times.
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