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Flexible hours create unpredictable days

Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Natalie Alcoba

Even before the smartphone or the work e-mail inbox followed you home, to the movies or to dinner with a friend, seemingly endless work hours were a fact of life for lawyers.

Lowly articling students or associates often bore the brunt of mind-numbing schedules that defined an industry which traditionally measured its productivity by billable hours. The advent of the aforementioned technological gems brought a measure of flexibility for those burning the midnight oil, in law as in other professions.

But they have also helped blur...