How do women lawyers define success in today's world? Is it becoming a powerful partner in a large high-profile global firm? Running a thriving solo practice? Earning a challenging public appointment or tenure as a law school professor? Or is success simply being able to simultaneously practice law...
How do women lawyers define success in today's world? Is it becoming a powerful partner in a large high-profile global firm? Running a thriving solo practice? Earning a challenging public appointment or tenure as a law school professor? Or is success simply being able to simultaneously practice law and have a satisfying personal life? Is it possible to "have it all"--and indeed, just what is "all"?
For this new guide, author Phyllis Horn Epstein interviewed over 100 women lawyers of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles in a wide variety of practice settings nationwide to address how women today are meeting the challenges of competing in an often all-consuming profession without sacrificing their desire for a multidimensional life. Women-at-Law
provides a wealth of practical guidance and direction from experienced women lawyers who share their life stories and advice to inspire and encourage others by offering solutions to the challenges--personal and professional.
If you are a law student, a practicing lawyer, or simply a woman considering a career in the law, you'll benefit from the guidance offered in this unique resource.
Real-life experiences and shared advice Women-at-Law
shares advice and wisdom from women lawyers who, in the last half-century, have in very individual ways confronted obstacles to their self-fulfillment. Some have already achieved national recognition and notoriety, while others are more quietly successful. From their real-life experiences, you'll learn:
Is it possible to "have it all"?
- How some notable and successful women have taken a "time out" from their career to raise children, move from one city to another, or try an alternative career track--and made a comeback to succeed
- If part-time work is right for you and how you can make it work
- What women lawyers do every day to juggle their career and personal life
- How a woman lawyer's life is a journey; a continuum of experiences with shifting priorities and manifold rewards
provides women with ideas and suggestions about how to deal with their professional and personal goals and challenges and make the compromises required to "have it all"--recognizing that "having it all" can be different for each individual. You'll learn that, with some effort, a motivated woman can redirect her career, her home life, and her interests, in the long journey that is a successful life.