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Jobs that allow teleworking/flexible hours.

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:18 pm

I'm a married 1L (well below the median at CCN after first semester) and my wife and I are planning to start a family in the coming years. Furthermore, we're both set on living in a rural area where the nearest big city is more than a 45 min commute. I'd like to be able to stay at home from time to time, or possibly shift to a reduced schedule like 30 hrs/week. Has anyone heard of law jobs that offer this sort of arrangement? Government/PI/private, it's all fits well with me. It doesn't even have to be a lawyer job per se, just legal enough to keep me in the loan repayment program. I have significant pre-LS experience in immigration if that helps.

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Re: Jobs that allow teleworking/flexible hours.

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:20 pm

I don't understand. You already have a wife? Why would you need this?

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Re: Jobs that allow teleworking/flexible hours.

Postby kalvano » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:21 pm

There are firms that have non-partner track associate positions that have reduced billables requirements, or firms that offer lower salary / bonuses in exchange for reduced billables. I'm not sure about the working from home part, I think that's going to be difficult.

Also, 30 hours a week? LOL.

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Re: Jobs that allow teleworking/flexible hours.

Postby ph14 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a married 1L (well below the median at CCN after first semester) and my wife and I are planning to start a family in the coming years. Furthermore, we're both set on living in a rural area where the nearest big city is more than a 45 min commute. I'd like to be able to stay at home from time to time, or possibly shift to a reduced schedule like 30 hrs/week. Has anyone heard of law jobs that offer this sort of arrangement? Government/PI/private, it's all fits well with me. It doesn't even have to be a lawyer job per se, just legal enough to keep me in the loan repayment program. I have significant pre-LS experience in immigration if that helps.


I know some firms allow arrangements for mothers to work 4 days a week for less money and have a 3 day weekend. Not sure if this is an option for everyone or if a firm would want to hire you knowing that you would want this kind of arrangement.

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Re: Jobs that allow teleworking/flexible hours.

Postby bk1 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:25 pm

So you want to work part time and don't care about how much you make?

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Re: Jobs that allow teleworking/flexible hours.

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:29 pm

bk1 wrote:So you want to work part time and don't care about how much you make?


At least for the next 5-7 years. Not necessarily part time though-- my old (gov't) office had 8 or 9 attorneys who worked from home and only had to come into the office once every two weeks. If I could do that, I would be the happiest man in the world.

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Re: Jobs that allow teleworking/flexible hours.

Postby bdubs » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:45 pm

Brush up on your Spanish skills if you aren't fluent already. Depending on your chosen location, you can probably find a job at some 501(c)(3) that does immigrant rights or outreach work. That will qualify you for LRAP and give you a job that is fairly low key on the hours (probably not 30 hrs/week). You should check your schools LRAP to ensure that you can work something less than 40 anyway since that might be ineligible if it's considered part-time. Not sure on the telecommuting though, lots of immigration stuff requires fairly significant amounts of local travel, unless you can find something that involves paper pushing.

ETA, almost all LRAP programs require: full time work, JD required/preferred position




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