Thanks a lot for all the feedback. It is a smaller city so I figure it will be closer to the 9-5 end of the scale but I'm certainly willing to put in a lot more than that if need be. I guess I'll err on the side of not asking, or maybe phrase it in the context of asking about how they integrate their board memberships/charitable work with the rest of the work day - I'll just have to play it by year. Thanks again for all your responses!
Long time lurker, figured I'd finally join the fray. I've got several interviews for 1L summer jobs lined up over the break, in a smaller centre in Atlantic Canada. Is it appropriate to ask about work-life balance in these interviews? Seems like they'll be pretty informal with lots of time to ask questions, one of the firms is taking me out for lunch. I don't want to come off as a slacker, I'm just trying to come up with a list of good questions to ask and was curious about this.