A total of 516 lawyers took part in the research, which was analysed by Lawyer Metrics, a company set up by Professor William Henderson to help law firms examine data on recruitment and retention.
Lawyers working these long hours were more likely than colleagues to agree with statements such as: 'their organization values professional ethics', 'their work culture allows them to thrive' and 'young people should pursue legal careers'.
Life outside work
There were two statements with which the lawyers working over 60 hours weekly or 51-60 hours weekly were likely to disagree: 'their career permits a life outside work', and 'their organizations support flexible arrangements'. Source: ABA