Working a flexible schedule can help lawyers thrive in their careers, according to the article, "Women Flex Into Success," in the American Bar Association's Perspectives magazine. Amie Peele Carter of Faegre Baker Daniels told the magazine that she has seen both men and women successfully work alternative schedules and has taken advantage of such options herself.
Flextime can involve changing how much, when or where you work, Peele Carter said. "It's deciding, 'Do I work best at the office? Or do I work at home or somewhere else,' such as at a hospital if you're taking care of an ill parent."