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Working mothers still struggling in legal world

Evidence indicates women in large law firms make less than men and are in the leadership minority

Despite the many changes in recent years seeking to improve the work-life balance for lawyers, working mothers in law firms continue to face challenges with the long hours and inflexible schedules.

According to a story published yesterday in the Philadelphia Inquirer, lawyers who are mothers are now teaming up for mutual support and to help strategize how to reduce the unique problems they face. The piece profiles Laura Mattiacci, a 34-year-old lawyer who struggles to juggle her profession and her home life as a mother of two small children.

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