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The Illusory Quest for Balance

Linda L. Addison | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Linda L. Addison

My message to millennials is this: if you seek both a rewarding career and a fulfilling personal life, you will have to make choices, but choosing between career and family is not one of them. Don't believe it has to be all or nothing. Stop beating yourself up with the elusive quest for "balance."

Dear New Professional Working Mom

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

As a new mom, I resented my law degree. I resented the responsibility and the expectation it placed on me. But for the first time in a long while, I am grateful to be an attorney. I am grateful to have a profession.

Grit: Your Secret Success Strategy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Grit is having both the passion and the perseverance to achieve a goal, and grit often predicts who achieves the highest levels of success in school and at work.

If the Color Fits, Wear It: Redefining the Female Lawyer's Uniform

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 09.24.2014 | Style
Stacy Slotnick

Conventional colors and structured garments should be prohibited at meetings and negotiations with influential people as well as in the courtroom.

Covering The Clintons, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, lit up when we asked her to replay the details of some of her favorite moments as a young journ...

Judge Admits To Being A 'Dirty Old Man' In Post About How Women Lawyers Dress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf penned a blog post Tuesday "on being a dirty old man and how young women lawyers dress," where he gave "three rules t...

Read This Or Die Alone: Advice for Young Women

Maria de Cesare | Posted 06.02.2013 | Comedy
Maria de Cesare

Look, I don't know why you went to law school, but I went because I didn't have the calves to be a model and medical school seemed way too long. After missing my shot at a ring in undergrad, what was I supposed to do? Get a "job" and "support myself"?

How I Leaned In And Left My Law Job To Become A Writer

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.19.2013 | Women
Rachel Sklar

I packed up my office. I received my last paycheck. At my goodbye party, numerous drunken lawyers wished me well and told me how lucky I was. And brave. (Is it brave if you don't yet realize just how hard it is to be broke?)

Predictions and Advice for Women in Law in 2013

Susan Smith Blakely | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Susan Smith Blakely

It's time for a new kind of liberation for women lawyers, one that recognizes reality, individual circumstances and professional and personal goals -- and does not depend on the way men define work and success.

Advice for Women Lawyers

Susan Smith Blakely | Posted 01.19.2013 | Women
Susan Smith Blakely

Succeeding as a female lawyer is not easy. I understand all too well the challenges facing women lawyers in a male-dominated profession.

Are Female Bosses Harder on Female Employees?

Joan Williams | Posted 01.28.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

From "Working Girl" to "The Devil Wears Prada," the evil female boss is almost as tired a trope as the prostitute with a heart of gold.

Women Lawyers And Their Secretaries: An Emotional Sweatshop?

Forbes Women | Posted 12.24.2011 | Women

Of the thousands of words I've written about women in the law, not one contains the word "secretary" or "assistant" and that's just wrong. Ask any ...

Judging Sonia: In Defense of Judicial Activism and a Wise Latina

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

What is the role or expectation of a justice on the Supreme Court? An adherent of precedent? A policy maker? And just how did judicial activism garner such a tarnished reputation?

Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arlene M. Roberts

Jessica Gonzales is a domestic violence survivor. Ms. Gonzales filed suit, alleging violation of her civil rights, but after the Supreme Court rejected her claims, what options remained?