Work-life balance dissatisfaction at law firms is not inevitable. This study demonstrates that law firms can positively impact the work-life balance experiences of lawyers. Indeed, lawyers’ perceptions of performance norms (e.g., advancement depends on putting career before personal/family life) and firm management and leadership are both predictors of lawyers’ work-life balance satisfaction. By addressing these aspects of the law firm work environment, we suggest firms can make strides on the work-life balance conundrum. More specifically, law firms committed to creating greater work-life effectiveness need to:
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