Compensation vs Work-Life Balance.

I was surprised this week when I found the following headline for an American Bar Association journal article:  Work-life balance is no longer a top concern of state and local bar members, surveys show.  Really? I was surprised by this when so frequently it is reported that lawyers/attorneys struggle with work/life balance.  Of course, the article had my attention so I read further and discovered an important context for this finding: … work-life balance has become less of a concern since the economic downturn,  surveys have found.  Ok, I get that.  Typically, meeting basic compensation needs trumps concerns over work/life balance.  And B. McLeod, who posted the following comment on the article summed it up perfectly: Yup, it’s hard to worry much about upgrading your seats for the opera when you don’t have beans to put on the table.  B. McLeod, May 5, 2014

[Surveys were conducted by the ABA Division for Bar Services] Article:, May 5, 2014 Debra Cassens Weiss