This post is different from my usual “evergreen” educational posts. I attended a CLE conference this past Friday and one of the panel discussion really struck a nerve. Thus, this post was born.
The panel was comprised of three lawyers. One in her mid-thirties, one in her late sixties, and one in her middle to late forties. I was unsure what the actual topic of the panel was supposed to be, but the discussion revolved around being a lawyer and a mother. Each panelist as different ideas about what it means to be a “good lawyer” and a “good mother”.
The first panelist, Ms. Mid-Thirties, was a litigation attorney who felt that it was more important to spend time with her children than working an ungodly number of hours to make equity partner.
The second panelist, Ms. Sixties, also a litigation attorney, felt that she missed out on certain success…
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