Why Lawyers And Attorneys Are Making The Move To Standing Desks


Why Lawyers And Attorneys Are Making The Move To Standing Desks

It’s not just the standard 9-5 desk environments that are making the move towards standing desks. Many businesses, from offices and financial institutions, to medical facilities and legal practices – and even schools! – are joining the movement towards better health.

This month, we look at the ways legal professionals like lawyers and attorneys are making the move to better health.

Lawyers are using standing desks.

Assess your office and surrounds:

What is your office layout like? Are people at their desks for most of the day, or are they moving around in between conferences, conversations with colleagues, leaving the office for meetings with clients?

How easily could a standing desk slot in, replacing your existing desk? Remember, standing desks do not take up any larger footprint than your current office desk.

Why are lawyers and attorneys starting to eye standing desks?

They’re easy to acquire

Standing desks, height adjustable desks, and sit-stand desks have grown in popularity considerably over the past few years.

We know more (and as a result care more) about our health and fitness

We’re more conscious these days about the food choices we make, about the exercise we do, so why shouldn’t we be concerned about the hours we’re slugging away hunched over a desk chair for 8 hours a day? (Which is, for a typical 9-5 job, around 2000 hours a year. Wow.)

Both sitting and standing heights can be adjusted to your precise requirements

This is one of the really appealing features of an electric standing desk.

When you know that your desk has memory options that can lock in your preferred sitting and standing heights, you’re more likely to actually use the sit-stand feature!

That’s where electric desks soar above those manual ones: instead of cranking up the desk and fixing it to that right height every time you want to adjust, just push a button and let the desk rise or fall to that precise height within seconds. Too easy!

It prompts conversation…

… which enhances knowledge! Lawyers, attorneys, and solicitors spread the word and are helping to educate co-workers or even friends and family into why they’re choosing standing desks, as well as the benefits they are gaining.

They don’t disrupt an office’s aesthetic or practicality

Standing desks are no bigger than regular sitting desks, and do not impede office space.

Additionally, cable trays can effectively manage cables and wires neatly, while computer holders lift computers up off the floor, increasing floor space. These tools can help improve the aesthetic of an office that is regularly frequented by clients. (And they also reduce OH&S issues and risks!)

Benefits of standing desks for lawyers and attorneys

  •  They do not affect an existing space, as they do not take up any additional room
  •  They allow users to quickly and easily alternate between sitting and standing throughout your workday
  • ☞ They help improve concentration, avoid the afternoon slump, and focus more clearly on the task at hand
  • ☞ The new generation of lawyers are tech-savvy, and a standing desk allows them to stay on top of exciting technological developments
  • ☞ They reduce back, neck, and shoulder pain by relieving the pressure we place on our bodies while sitting for long periods of time


Use your standing desk the right way

Consistently switching between sitting and standing will help alleviate back pain, improve blood flow, enhance concentration, and, according to first-hand opinion from some lawyers, it actually changed the way they held themselves and spoke…

One lawyer who tested out standing desks in her office said leading is easier when standing. Lori Tripoli [http://www.loritripoli.com/welcome.html] found that she is “more direct and more persuasive when speaking while standing”.

And as for any drawbacks to standing desks? There really are none.


Anyone who complains of sore feet or lists leg aches as a disadvantage to using a standing desk probably doesn’t realise that there’s a simple solution for when your legs start hurting.

Can you guess what it is?

Sitting, of course!

Remember, sitting is not bad for you; it’s the sedentary position we place our bodies in for hours on end that is doing the damage, regardless of whether that’s a seated or standing position.

Explore our range of height adjustable desks here.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.

Nickel 10/05/24

Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

Shao Lei 30/11/23

Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

Awesome experience. Great value, super customer experience, ordered, assembled and picked up in 24 hours!

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Chris Wu 06/11/23

I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.