One partner’s thoughts on balancing motherhood with law firm life

I first stumbled across Kathleen J. Wu’s article in the Texas Lawyer almost two months ago. In the article, Wu, a partner with large law firm Andrews & Kurth, was curious as to the effect that now larger law firm salaries would have on practicing attorney mothers in Texas. As she notes, female attorneys understand … Read more

Returning to the work-force after being a stay-at-home mom?

Continuing my discussion of working mothers from a couple of weeks ago (which incidentally resulted in an interesting discussion on’s Legal Blog Watch), I am mentioning here an article I saw in the WSJ Career Journal on what to do with your resume after staying at home with a child. The article advocated being … Read more

How to get a family-friendly position at a large firm

In the years that I have been engaged in legal recruiting, I have worked with several really top-notch female candidates that wanted to return to an exciting practice within a large firm after having a baby, but did NOT want the hours associated with a full-time partnership track position. I relate to these women who … Read more