I reported here last week on a statement issued by a committee of Massachusetts’ highest court recommending that law firms and other legal employers permanently adopt flexible working options as their standard, rather than as the exception.

Maintaining flexibility in individual working arrangements serves the dual purposes of enhancing lawyer well-being while also advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, the committee said.

On Wednesday, for my Litera TV show, Law Insights, I discussed the statement with Heidi S. Alexander, who is executive director of the committee that issued the statement, the Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Alexander is well-known in legal technology circles as co-chair of the 2020 ABA Techshow planning board and founder of the ABA’s Women of Legal Technology Initiative.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.