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Parents in Law: Is It Possible to Be Both an Attorney and a Committed Mom or Dad?

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 18, 2015

At 4 p.m. each day, I stroll my one-year-old son to the nearest Central Park playground. While pushing him on the baby swings, I often chat with other mothers doing the same, exchanging children’s names, ages, and number of teeth. The conversation inevitably turns to what we did before spending afternoons blowing bubbles, singing “The Wheels on the Bus,” and preventing the ingestion of old leaves and puddle water.

“I used to be a lawyer,” I explain. And fairly frequently, the other mother says, “Oh, me too.”

These past-tense lawyers—women who leave large corporate law  firms, often in conjunction with having children—are nothing new. Though women make up 45 percent of associates in private practice, they represent only 20 percent of partners, according to statistics compiled by the American Bar Association. And the National Association of Law Placement Foundation reports that two-thirds of female associates will leave their firms within five years.

Read the whole story at The Atlantic

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