Work/Life Balance

Working as a lawyer is exciting and rewarding, but the hours are sometimes long and the pressure may be intense.  That’s why Jenner & Block offers a variety of policies, programs and other support structures to help our lawyers achieve the right balance between their work and personal lives.

Some of these include:

  • Flexible work arrangements, including a generous reduced work schedule policy. Lawyers on a reduced schedule still participate in the annual review process and are eligible for merit bonuses and promotion to partner
  • Parental leave providing paid time off of up to 18 weeks
  • Adoption paid leave of one week prior and 12 weeks following
  • Backup child care
  • On-site health and wellness screenings and services
  • Mentoring relationships that offer one-on-one support and advice
  • Support groups (such as the Mother's Circle) where lawyers can share ideas and resources for coping