Less lawyers lunching

February 15, 2012
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A recent survey shows attorneys are conducting fewer business lunches. Looks like the “power lunches” aren’t so powerful anymore.

According to a survey by Robert Half Legal, 57 percent of lawyers interviewed said business lunches are less common than they were three years ago. Twenty-two percent said they are conducting the same number of power lunches, and 12 percent responded the lunches are more common. The remaining 9 percent had no opinion.

Lawyers also apparently on average meet with clients during the lunch hour twice a month.

"In today's fast-paced work environment, lawyers may find making time for a traditional business lunch more challenging and less practical," said Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal. "With busier schedules, many legal professionals are limiting networking efforts to email and social media, rather than in-person meetings."

Do the survey results match up to your experience? Are you lunching with clients more often, the same, or less than you were just three years ago? Why do think attorneys aren’t meeting with clients for power lunches as much now?
 

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