Advice on work-life balance from the MCCA Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference

How to make a win-win situation for both employers and employees

Deborah Epstein Henry, founder and president of Law & Reorder, moderates a panel on work-life balance at the MCCA Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference.

It's no secret that we are far from achieving total equality for women in the legal profession. While 40 percent to 50 percent of law school classes are women, only 15 percent of equity partners in law firms are female, and only 18 percent of the top legal spots at corporations are held by women. A huge reason behind this is the lack of work-life balance for lawyers, who are often expected to work incredibly long hours that sometimes leave little room for family time.

At the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's 13th Annual Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference in New York City, a panel titled “Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: Working Mothers and Career Advancement” discussed the challenges of creating work-life balance and ways to make it work for both employers and employees.

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