On paper, it sounds like a great perk.
Biglaw life is a pressure cooker and who doesn’t like a lengthy sabbatical of a vacation? So Magic Circle stalwart Clifford Chance upped its vacation time game by offering associates two whole months of unpaid leave if they want it. Yes, associates who can’t even find the time in their schedules to use three whole weeks of paid vacation can now apply to have two months off for free.
This is a pilot program available to Clifford Chance’s London attorneys, some European-based attorneys, and a select group of senior associates on its finance, capital markets and TMT teams with an eye toward rolling it out to all associates if the program is a success.
The logic behind a program like this is that attorneys need a vacation now