Much has changed in the ten years since the publication of the first edition of Women-at-Law. But, unfortunately, much has also stayed the same. Women are still confronting issues of promotions and equal pay, while also struggling to maintain a healthy work/life balance. But no woman is alone in the legal profession, and Women-at-Law, Second Edition is the guide that proves it. Author Phyllis Epstein has interviewed over 500 women lawyers of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles nationwide to address how women today are meeting the challenges of competing in the legal profession without sacrificing their home and family lives as well. This updated edition includes:
- Wisdom and experience from women lawyers sharing their life experiences
- Taking a time out from a legal career—and making a comeback
- The intricacies and rewards of juggling a personal and professional life
- If the option of part-time work is right, and how to make it work
- Updated research on topics like attrition of women lawyers, schedule demands, and the unique focus women can bring to the profession
Women-at-Law 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”—even when "having it all" can be different for each individual. You'll learn that, with some effort, a woman can redirect her career, home life, and interests in the long journey that is a successful life.
Praise for Women-at-Law
"It is important to continue to focus on the glacial pace of progress for women lawyers. Although women have been graduating from law schools in large numbers for many years and are "leaning in" so much that they risk tipping over, they remain grossly under-represented in positions of real power and influence in law firms, corporations and other practice settings. Indeed, the unfortunate reality is that the legal profession lags behind other professions in terms of diversity and inclusiveness. Women-at-Law provides concrete best practices and strategies that women lawyers can use to overcome challenges and to advance and succeed in the profession. This book is unique in that it will help women define for themselves what success looks like for them. It is long past time to shatter the glass ceiling that still looms over us and this book is an effective hammer that will help us reach gender parity. It is clear that gender equality is not a women's issue, it is a moral and business imperative that requires the collective efforts of both men and women and men and women should rush to read this important book."
—Roberta Liebenberg, Senior Partner, Fine, Kaplan and Black, Philadelphia, PA
"I first met Phyllis Horn Epstein through the Pennsylvania Bar Association Women in the Profession, and was so impressed with her intelligence, insight about women in the legal profession..." Read More
—Susan Letterman White, Strategic Change Management, Leadership Development, and Organization Dynamics Consultant and Trainer, Boston, MA
"Ten years ago, attorney Phyllis Horn Epstein wrote the first edition of Women-at-Law. Now, the American Bar Association has released Women-at-Law: Lessons Learned Along the Pathways to Success, Second Edition, an update to the first book..." Read More
—Ed Silverstein, Inside Counsel Magazine
"Throughout life, each of us is presented with challenges that threaten to destroy our dreams. If we are very fortunate, we can experience the loving arms and encouraging words of supporters who help us meet our challenges and make our dreams reality..." Read More
—Law Technology Today