The lawyer’s guide to not drinking // Feature Story

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After decades of inaction, legal drinking culture is in the midst of true change

By Simon Lewsen

On Tuesday March 3rd, 2020


Alcohol has long been a staple of legal culture: at networking events, client lunches and holiday parties. But change is afoot. Instead of drinking, junior lawyers are networking over afternoon tea. The largest law firms now serve premium mocktails. And the city’s top party planners can throw an honestly fun alcohol-free corporate event.

Here are three reports on this sober-curious movement in law and what it tells us about the changing culture of the profession:








This story is from our Spring 2020 issue.

Illustration by Wenting Li