S.C. Lawyers Weekly
February 11, 2020
Jennie Cluverius, Managing Member of Nexsen Pruet's Greenville office, was recently quoted in the S.C. Lawyers Weekly article, "Life is not a pie chart: Why flexibility might be the key to finding balance."
The article details attorney's struggle to find an appropriate work-life balance and the policies firms are implementing to encourage employees to have a life outside the office. These changes include allowing lawyers and staff to work from home or while traveling and utilizing technology to have more freedom and flexibility.
Jennifer Cluverius, a managing partner at Nexsen Pruet in Greenville, said that her firm has adopted a similar perspective, and now encourages its lawyers to keep their perspectives in proper order, with work falling behind family. Good personal relationships are often formed among attorneys who readily cover for one another so that activities such as baseball games and dance recitals aren’t missed.
“Attorney work-life balance in law firms is a perpetual battle that all firms – regardless of size, age, geography, and the like – constantly fight,” Cluverius said. “Nexsen Pruet has progressed away from being a ‘facetime’ firm, to being a firm where attorneys can work wherever they may be, provided they are good communicators and produce timely, quality work for our clients.”
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Jennie Cluverius is a member of the firm’s Employment & Labor Group. She is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law. Cluverius provides daily counsel to employers, including federal contractors, in employment, labor and other business matters. She represents employers in federal and state court litigation, as well as before the EEOC, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission and the Department of Employment and Workforce. She is the Office Managing Partner of the firm's Greenville, South Carolina office and sit on the firm's Board of Directors.
Nexsen Pruet is an AM Law 200 Firm with more than 200 professionals in eight offices providing regional capabilities with international strengths.