02/19/2013 10:00 am ET

From Stay-At-Home Moms To Back-To-Work Lawyers

Since 2007, the Pace University School of Law in White Plains has been running a program aimed at helping lawyers who had left the field -- typically stay-at-home mothers -- re-enter the legal profession. Called New Directions, the course consists of 11 weeks of classroom refresher training and then an 11-week internship working as a lawyer in any of a number of settings, including law firms, government and nonprofit agencies and corporate offices. Pace offers two sessions a year, typically of 12 to 18 lawyers each

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