Where Did My Girls Go?

When I was a young girl, it never occurred that I shouldn’t want to be a lawyer. Being a girl didn’t make me feel any less able or likely to be successful in a career as a lawyer. While men still dominated the profession, growing up in the 1980s there were enough pop culture references to women lawyers to make it seem like a reasonable aspiration. Thank you Claire Huxtable and Christine from Night Court! In college I excelled and never considered that my gender might play a role in my success. I was a student, defined more by my affinity toward language (and procrastination), than my ability (or inability) to apply eyeliner on the shuttle bus from my dorm to class. In law school, the girls I went to school with were excelling, and were clearly represented among the top ranks of our class, whether by their grades, leadership on law review or advocacy competitions.

I clerked with a class of students that included more women than men, and was hired into a class of three women and one male attorney. Fast forward to seven years later, I became a shareholder in my firm and suddenly I looked around and found myself one of only five females amongst the twenty-plus shareholders at my firm. As a civil litigator, I began to notice the dominance of men in my profession – at bar events, CLEs and even in the courthouse. Suddenly, I’m one of only a few women at the party. When did that happen?

While I’m prone to overdramatizing, in this instance the numbers back me up. A recent survey conducted by the ABA noted that women make up only 17% of equity partners in law firms. When you start to focus on real leadership positions, the numbers look even worse. Only 4% of managing partners among the 200 largest law firms are held by women. But the problem is not just in law firms, less than 20% of general counsel positions among Fortune 500 companies are held by women and women comprise only 1/3 of the judiciary.

So the question remains, why don’t the numbers add up? Law schools are graduating more female than male attorneys, and have been for years. Women are nearly equally represented in their associate years, but somewhere along the way the women start disappearing (not altogether, but you know what I mean). The easy answer is work-life balance, right? Women get married, have babies and reprioritize. I’m sure there are some who think us girls simply can’t hack the hours or the stress or the pressure of law practice and retreat to the sanctity of our families. I can’t say I haven’t considered it. I’ve got a husband and two kids who love me no matter how many hours I bill. Not all walk away from work altogether, there is also attrition to non-legal careers, some naturally stemming from an area of legal expertise, but others are departures from the practice of law altogether.

While these are examples of where these ladies may be ending up, they do not provide a real explanation for what is happening and why. After all, my male attorney friends are getting married and starting families. They get frustrated by the pressures of the practice just as much as my girlfriends and I do. But they don’t make the decision to press on or change course knowing that their peers are twice as likely to make the choice to do something else (or nothing) with their law degree. This is such a complicated issue, and one I have spent many hours discussing with girlfriends over lunch or a glass of wine. Is it just the physical pressures of motherhood? The societal expectations of women? The structural obstacles of firm or corporate life that uniquely disfavor women? Is it the remnants of the good old boys network that still prevents access? Or is it simply a matter of time? I know a lot of young bad@ss women who I count among the brightest and hardest working attorneys I have met. Perhaps, it is just a matter of letting this generation rise up in mass numbers through the glass barriers those gals who came before us took such efforts to break down.

These are tough and complicated questions without easy answers. But I think it’s important that we are talking about them. What are your thoughts?

Laura Docker

Laura Docker is a shareholder at Brackett & Ellis, P.C. where she maintains a busy litigation docket of medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense, employment law and school law cases. She lives in Fort Worth, with her husband and two wild sons Jack and Bo.

Learn More

This Post Has 224 Comments
  1. Just wish to say your article is as astounding.
    The clarity to your submit is simply great and i can assume you are a professional on this subject.
    Fine with your permission allow me to seize your RSS feed
    to stay updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the rewarding work.

  2. I think what you published made a ton of sense.
    But, what about this? what if you were to write a awesome headline?

    I ain’t suggesting your information is not good., however suppose you added a title to maybe grab
    people’s attention? I mean Where Did My Girls Go?
    – Lawyers Who Lunch is kinda boring. You might look at Yahoo’s front page
    and note how they create article titles to grab viewers to open the
    links. You might add a related video or a picture or
    two to grab people excited about what you’ve written. Just my opinion, it could bring your posts a little bit more
    interesting.

  3. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems
    as though you relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know
    what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting
    videos to your site when you could be giving us something informative
    to read?

  4. continuously i used to read smaller articles that as well clear their
    motive, and that is also happening with this post which I am reading at this time.

  5. I just want to mention I’m all new to blogs and certainly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You surely have good writings. Appreciate it for sharing your web page.

  6. I wish to show my gratitude for your kindness for individuals that require guidance on this one subject matter. Your very own dedication to getting the message all around appears to be really good and has in every case empowered ladies much like me to realize their objectives. Your personal invaluable help and advice indicates much to me and somewhat more to my colleagues. Thanks a lot; from all of us.

  7. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well
    written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to
    read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I will certainly
    return.

  8. I wish to show my gratitude for your kindness for individuals that require guidance on this one subject matter. Your very own dedication to getting the message all around appears to be really good and has in every case empowered ladies much like me to realize their objectives. Your personal invaluable help and advice indicates much to me and somewhat more to my colleagues. Thanks a lot; from all of us.

  9. First off I would like to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear
    your head prior to writing. I have had a hard time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out.

    I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first
    10 to 15 minutes are generally lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints?
    Appreciate it!

  10. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get got an impatience over that
    you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more
    formerly again since exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this hike.

  11. Hi! I know this is kind of off-topic but I had to ask. Does running a well-established website like yours require a large amount of work?
    I’m completely new to blogging however I do write in my journal every day.

    I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my experience and views online.

    Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for brand new
    aspiring bloggers. Appreciate it!

  12. hello!,I really like your writing very a lot! proportion we communicate extra approximately your article on AOL?

    I need a specialist in this area to resolve my problem.

    May be that is you! Taking a look forward to see you.

  13. I absolutely love your website.. Great colors & theme. Did you develop this web site yourself?
    Please reply back as I’m trying to create my very own website and want to find
    out where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called.

    Many thanks!

  14. Hello! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My blog looks weird when browsing from my iphone 4. I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to resolve this problem. If you have any recommendations, please share. Thank you!

  15. I just want to say I am very new to blogs and truly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You amazingly come with superb articles and reviews. Regards for sharing your webpage.

  16. I do agree with all the ideas you have presented in your post. They’re very convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are too short for starters. Could you please extend them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

  17. Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a entirely different subject but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Outstanding choice of colors!

  18. We are a group of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with useful information to work on. You’ve performed an impressive activity and our whole neighborhood can be thankful to you.

  19. Good info and right to the point. I don’t know if this is actually the best place to ask but do you folks have any thoughts on where to get some professional writers? Thx 🙂

  20. I’ve been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found
    any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me.

    In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made good
    content as you did, the internet will be much
    more useful than ever before.

  21. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you so much, However I am going through issues with your RSS.
    I don’t understand the reason why I am unable to join it.
    Is there anybody getting identical RSS problems?
    Anyone who knows the answer can you kindly respond?
    Thanks!!

  22. I believe everything posted was actually very logical. But, think on this, suppose you added
    a little content? I mean, I don’t wish to tell you how to run your website, but
    what if you added a headline to possibly get folk’s attention? I mean Where Did My Girls Go?
    – Lawyers Who Lunch is kinda boring. You should
    look at Yahoo’s home page and see how they create article titles
    to get people to open the links. You might add a related video or a picture or two to grab readers excited
    about what you’ve written. In my opinion, it would bring your blog a little bit
    more interesting.

  23. Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins
    to safeguard against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any recommendations?

  24. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across
    this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot.
    I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.

  25. This is a very good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very precise information… Thanks for sharing this one.
    A must read article!

  26. I believe that is one of the such a lot significant info for me.
    And i’m happy reading your article. However want to remark on some common things,
    The site taste is wonderful, the articles is in reality nice :
    D. Excellent process, cheers

  27. I am sure this piece of writing has touched all the internet users, its really really
    pleasant piece of writing on building up new webpage.

  28. Hey would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re working with?

    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most.
    Can you recommend a good hosting provider at a reasonable price?
    Kudos, I appreciate it!

  29. Greetings! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting
    a new initiative in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us beneficial information to work on. You have done a extraordinary
    job!

  30. Hello, this weekend is nice designed for me, because this point in time i am reading
    this wonderful educational post here at my home.

  31. Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is important and everything. But
    just imagine if you added some great images or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”!
    Your content is excellent but with images and videos, this website could certainly be one of the best in its field.
    Good blog!

  32. After looking over a number of the blog posts on your website, I
    honestly appreciate your technique of blogging.
    I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark site list and will be checking
    back soon. Take a look at my web site too and tell me what you think.

  33. At this time it seems like Expression Engine is the preferred
    blogging platform out there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

  34. whoah this weblog is great i really like studying your articles.
    Keep up the good work! You recognize, many persons are searching round for this info, you could
    aid them greatly.

  35. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thanks, However I am
    experiencing issues with your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I can’t join it.
    Is there anyone else getting identical RSS problems?

    Anybody who knows the solution will you kindly respond?
    Thanx!!

  36. May I simply say what a comfort to find an individual
    who actually knows what they are discussing on the web.
    You definitely understand how to bring an issue to
    light and make it important. More people should read this and understand this side of your story.
    It’s surprising you aren’t more popular since you certainly possess the gift.

  37. Hi, i feel that i noticed you visited my weblog so i got here to return the choose?.I’m attempting to find things to improve my site!I guess its ok to use some of
    your concepts!!

  38. This is the right webpage for everyone who really wants to understand this topic.
    You understand a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want to…HaHa).

    You definitely put a fresh spin on a subject that’s
    been written about for decades. Great stuff, just excellent!

  39. You made some decent factors there. I appeared on the internet for the issue and found most people will associate with with your website.

  40. I want to express appreciation to you just for rescuing me from this problem. Right after browsing through the online world and obtaining opinions which were not beneficial, I believed my entire life was done. Living devoid of the approaches to the problems you have resolved by means of your good write-up is a critical case, and the ones that would have badly damaged my career if I hadn’t encountered your site. Your good capability and kindness in dealing with all the stuff was helpful. I am not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t come upon such a subject like this. I can at this time look forward to my future. Thank you so much for your high quality and effective guide. I will not think twice to recommend the blog to any individual who would need guidance on this situation.

  41. I just want to mention I’m all new to blogs and certainly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You surely have good writings. Appreciate it for sharing your web page.

  42. I just want to say I am very new to blogs and truly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You amazingly come with superb articles and reviews. Regards for sharing your webpage.

  43. Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog
    and I am impressed! Extremely useful information specially the last part :
    ) I care for such info much. I was seeking this particular information for a long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

  44. Undeniably believe that which you said. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the internet the simplest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people consider worries that they plainly don’t know about.

    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side
    effect , people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more.
    Thanks

  45. I just want to say I am very new to blogs and truly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You amazingly come with superb articles and reviews. Regards for sharing your webpage.

  46. I just want to say I am very new to blogs and truly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You amazingly come with superb articles and reviews. Regards for sharing your webpage.

  47. How long does a copyright last on newspaper articles?. . If a service copies newspapers articles and then posts it in a database on the Internet, is there also a copyright on the Internet content?.

  48. You made some decent factors there. I appeared on the internet for the issue and found most people will associate with with your website.

  49. You made some decent factors there. I appeared on the internet for the issue and found most people will associate with with your website.

  50. Great blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What web host are you using?

    Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  51. you’re actually a good webmaster. The web site loading velocity is amazing.
    It seems that you are doing any distinctive trick.
    Moreover, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve performed a great process on this topic!

  52. I want to express appreciation to you just for rescuing me from this problem. Right after browsing through the online world and obtaining opinions which were not beneficial, I believed my entire life was done. Living devoid of the approaches to the problems you have resolved by means of your good write-up is a critical case, and the ones that would have badly damaged my career if I hadn’t encountered your site. Your good capability and kindness in dealing with all the stuff was helpful. I am not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t come upon such a subject like this. I can at this time look forward to my future. Thank you so much for your high quality and effective guide. I will not think twice to recommend the blog to any individual who would need guidance on this situation.

  53. I was suggested this web site by way of my cousin. I’m no longer
    certain whether this publish is written via him as nobody else realize such distinctive about my difficulty.
    You’re wonderful! Thanks!

  54. Guys it’s been a busy week! But this I got a selfie with this beauty and that is the highlight
    of my week. enjoy will broadcast cam on chaturbate ASAP!
    model sexy naked chick mature sexual love nude sex… …

  55. Now, 720p doesn’t appear as good on a large monitor or TV but
    from the stream window that YouTube and Twitch default to, it seems really good, some would also say great!
    I want everyone reading this to understand that they are more amazing than they believe and can finally do good things with a little bit of hard work and the right”know-how”.
    Yes, being a Camgirl is a service that requires a bit of submissiveness to generate money
    but there should be a regular of respect that your members offer you.
    After undergoing some terrible studios which constantly lagged on cut and paying way to much cover, I made a decision to offer direct modeling a go.
    Speaking of minimal payouts, the two the cam sites and studios have them.
    My point isthat you don’t need to be a stripper
    or an escort as long as you enhance your craft and also consistently hustle.
    If you have some experiences that you believe will help OTHER Camgirls outside, please share.

  56. I just want to mention I’m all new to blogs and certainly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You surely have good writings. Appreciate it for sharing your web page.

  57. How long does a copyright last on newspaper articles?. . If a service copies newspapers articles and then posts it in a database on the Internet, is there also a copyright on the Internet content?.

  58. Downloading music, movies, novels, etcwithout consent from
    the person who owns the content is prohibited. What is the
    most effective English films downloading website with
    outside torrent? How can you see free movies without paying or
    downloading? I found many resources to download full movies but since you know
    everybody needs money to give you full or completely free films.
    Even the artist in your life will adore the Indian paintings discovered in several places, along with also the gorgeous scenery.
    The Arizona sun can be quite brutal, even in the shade.

    Is there a site you can watch movies for free without having to do a survey fill out a
    registration or even download a add on? However, if the film is
    uninstalled, it’s not possible to download the film without a genuine download option on the site.

    Stay in for film night with blockbuster films from Paramount.
    The outcome is”Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” Netflix’s
    first interactive film for adults, which surfaced on the ceremony Friday.
    4G mobile phone support is the quickest mobile phone service accessible to the public.

  59. On the internet video chatting is a great way for singles to meet.
    You also have to ensure that you satisfy all grow older needs prior to applying.
    The very first step in becoming a moderator is you must be a chatter of the area you would like to track.
    Want to Know More About an Online Discussion Room? Spend
    significant amounts of time speaking in your interested room.
    Perform not lie about the amount of time you are able to mod for them.

    Notify them an approximate amount of hours you’ll be able to devote to moderating.
    If you can get friends with them your program probably will be accepted.
    You won’t be getting paidoff. Free chat rooms are all getting increasingly popular.
    Will you really be getting paid? Locating excellent conversation rooms won’t be difficult, but always remember to be mindful.
    Chat rooms for singles are really tough to find.

  60. Additionally, there is basic support for text and webcam chat built-in, hopefully eliminating the need for Skype/FaceTime/etc.
    If you download the plan, you have the capacity to text
    chat, audio conference, and make long distance telephone calls.
    My wife and I built a website once we have been at a long distance
    relationship to assist us watch Game of Thrones collectively without needing
    to wait till we met. It generates, in Germany and elsewhere, unworthy one-team leagues, it strangles investment and
    discourages fresh money from coming into the sport.
    Amazingly, what was best for its European game seemed to correspond exactly with what was best for his previous team.
    Like most journalists, I’m as tough as old boots and accustomed to dealing with all
    types. For example, like the small wires which control
    the webcam, the display is controlled by connections made through
    wires which cross the hinge area – when the cables become loose, disconnected, smashed, or
    otherwise compromised, then the screen can neglect. Anyone can sign up and begin broadcasting an internet video chat to individuals around the world.
    Can you 3 way video chat on skype using a iphone 4? Warner Home
    Video. Take a look and see for yourself!

  61. I just want to mention I’m all new to blogs and certainly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You surely have good writings. Appreciate it for sharing your web page.

  62. I just want to say I am very new to blogs and truly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You amazingly come with superb articles and reviews. Regards for sharing your webpage.

  63. مشجعه المانيه تتناك من صديقها:

    نيج
    افلام سكس
    قحبه
    خنيث
    فيديو سكس
    CreY
    08 يونيو 2019 08:12:28 صباحاً

  64. Me explaining the difference between headphones and earphones to my parents

    Me: with headphones, you can listen to music and look cool at the same time.

    but with earphones, you get to listen to music and slEEP COMFORTABLY IN THE CAR AND USE IT WHILE LAYING DOWN OR SMTH goodness

  65. Most buyers are men who want to take advantage of the natural erection-strengthening effects, but women are beginning to have their own positive experiences as well. online viagra prescription In both instances, the sellers advertised the inclusion of Tongkat Ali, the root of a tree found in Malaysian rain forests and distilled to pill form, or concentrated and mixed with coffee or tea.

  66. Hmm it appears like your website ate my first comment (it was super long)
    so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing.
    Do you have any tips for rookie blog writers?
    I’d really appreciate it.

  67. Hey there, You’ve done a great job. I will certainly digg it and personally recommend
    to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited
    from this web site. Elder Scrolls Online

  68. The first timers get sore muscles, muscle pain in the onset of the training.
    If you desire to prevent undergoing any medical surgery,
    adopting these measure for preservation in the aging hip would really be very
    beneficial. Normally these fatty tissues help keep skin tight and firm on other parts with the body basically stretching out fine lines.

  69. April from the city of Pasadena and the Pasadena Police Department Within a traffic
    stop that Happened in the Region of Altadena Drive and Foothill Boulevard, on the afternoon of May 2, 2016.

    It is considered while the suicide took place, the alarm might not have been raised with employees.

    You should have heard concerning the 7 figure cycle program, if you
    are signed up for any email marketing lists. It’s always wanted that a person must know a bit about the person whom he or she is going to fulfill.
    These photos can be downloaded in your computer and you could share the same with your friends.

    If a web site is compromised, then it is possible for someone to obtain access to consumer email
    addresses and passwords, and from that point, gain access.
    1 such Peeping Tom learned that the hard way after installing software on the computer of a woman that enabled him
    to utilize the camera on her server to covertly shoot some 20,000 pictures of her and her pals.

  70. The previous study tested melanoma cell lines mostly of metastatic origin and did not test invasive potential of cells from primary tumors. order viagra online A panda’s daily diet consists almost entirely of the leaves, stems and shoots of nutritional value so pandas must eat 12-38kg every day to meet their energy needs.

  71. Thank you a lot for sharing this with all folks you really recognize what you are talking
    about! Bookmarked. Kindly additionally discuss with my website =).
    We can have a hyperlink trade agreement among us

  72. Tem na verdade um grande e útil pedaço de informação .
    Eu sou feliz que você compartilhado isto útil informação conosco.
    Por favor permanecer nos informado como este.
    Obrigado para partilha.

  73. Use a moisturizer combined with a diverse spectrum sunscreen like Skinceuticals Daily Sun Defense.
    If you desire to prevent undergoing any medical surgery, adopting these measure
    for preservation of the aging hip would really be very beneficial.
    It is a blend of amino acids formulated to cut back the look off existing wrinkles.

  74. In her evaluation, Rita pointed out the device’s “enveloping noise and pizzazz,”
    and also you can actually feel the important things roll with bass.
    So, my key checks are comfort, decent audio quality, mobility
    as well as very easy to cleanse or clean. The earphone suggested:
    JVC HANC100 Noise Cancelling Headphones There are 2
    excellent techniques to stop snoring, and perhaps you will recommend.
    But, this problem will be restricted if the earphone has a depends on service warranty of about
    2 to 3 years, as well as an exceptional customer care that will certainly find remedies to your inquiries
    with instant result. If you do a lot of travelling or traveling, after that headphones with ANC will be a terrific selection for you to have
    some peace as well as peaceful on the method.

    Then I show you a cover called a clever Meter Guard
    that you can mount over your wise meter which will block around 95%
    of the RF Radiation given off by a wise meter.

  75. Author’s Bio: Author likes to create article about traveling and tourism.
    Author’s Bio: Central Claims Group deals with accident at the workplace claims, car
    crash cases, hand and arm vibration disorder,
    Industrial Disease Compensation, work related hearing loss, Road
    Traffic Accident Claims. Increasingly more individuals are roadway warriors.
    Some individuals use basic statements. In the post above,
    we have introduced you to the various devices you can make use of to sleep less complicated as well
    as much faster. Lastly, you can just include some music to have a full exterior .
    The cable does not have the frustrating propensity
    to turn and entangle that so many cords seem to have,
    and it feels that it can last years without any kind
    of issues. Without the requirement of bags to continue, you will not have any type of to
    shove in the x-ray machine and will certainly not need to fret about finding area in on board storage space bins.

  76. Statistics reveal that the huge majority of snorers do not even recognize that they snore, up until a person provides them with proof.
    You can in fact shut out a great deal of the sounds around you without needing to replace them with
    even louder appears. Sadly, a great deal of us rarely obtain that advised 7 to
    eight hrs of undisturbed sleep every evening. These can be extra physical effects such as enhancing hormone
    production, lowering sleep demands and also boosting our capability to learn. This sort of earphones can be extremely costly,
    and also to tell you the truth – typically unneeded.
    The second kind is the extra high-tech kind, with electronic
    sound termination. Fabric headphones don’t block as much audio, yet they are extra comfy.

    They are extremely light to ensure that you don’t know that
    you are wearing them. Why is blue light so bad?
    Is It Bad To Wear Earbuds Regularly? This is great news, specifically
    if you invest a good deal of time traveling.
    Not just are noise isolating earphones wonderful when sleeping while others around you are locating the need to be loud or snore, yet they’re also fantastic if you’re mosting likely to be traveling.

  77. Hey there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after checking through
    some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely
    delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and
    checking back frequently!

  78. Between hair, pillows, and tossing-and-turning,
    ensuring that gadgetry stays properly strapped to your head all
    night time long might show more detrimental to your sleep than not wearing the system at all.
    Plus it additionally helps me to sleep at night. For more on the CozyPhones and
    another glorious choices, try our article on the very best headphones to sleep in. The ear protectors also keep the ear buds from falling out as you move about.
    There’s nonetheless plenty of low end to assist keep your energy up on the gym, which is precisely what you must anticipate from earbuds
    designed for physical exercise. There three
    kinds of anti snoring earplugs might help you retain out the snoring sound,
    help you can have a restful sleep. But for the value – the unit
    delivers quite effectively and does provide about some actually nice white noise sounds that can assist you sleep.

  79. I was ρretty pleased to discovег this web sіte.
    I neesd to tto thank you for onnes tіme for this fantaqstic read!!
    I definitely loved every bit of itt and I have you book-marked to see new
    thіngs on your web site.

    May I sіmply say wһat a relief to discover somebody
    that genuinely knows what they’re discᥙsѕing on thee web.

    You actually қnow hhow to bring а problem ttօ light
    and make it important. A lot more peopⅼe need to check ths oսt and understand thiis side of your story.
    It’s surprising you’re not mⲟre popular given tһɑt you definitely have
    thе gift.

    Ԍood poѕt. I definitely apprecіate tһis website. Thanks!

    It’s һard to find well-informed people on tnis subject, but yyou seem like yօu know what
    you’re talking about! Thanks

    You should takе part in a contest foгr one of the greateѕt ѕites on the
    net. І will recommend tһis web site!

    A motivating dischssion іs worth comment. Tһere’s no doubt that
    that you ought to write more on this issue, it might not ƅe a taboo ѕubject but tʏpically folks don’t
    speak aboսt such topics. To tһe next!Βeѕt ԝisһes!!

    Hоwdy! I simply wouⅼd like to offer you a huge thumbs up for
    the great info you have herе on this post. I am
    coming back to your web site for moe soon.

    After I initially cojmented I appear to hve clicked oon thhe -Notify me when new comments aree added- checkbox and from now onn wһeneᴠeг a
    comment is added I reϲeive fouг emails with the exact same comment.
    Perhaps thеre is an easу method you can remove me from that service?

    Thanks a lot!

    The next time I read a blog, I hope that it won’t faіl me jᥙst as much ass this one.
    I mean, I know it waѕ my choice tto read through, however
    I genuinelʏ believed you would рrobably hage sometһing interesting to talk about.
    All I hear is a bunch off complaining about something уou could possibly fix if you
    weren’t too busy seeking attention.

    Spot onn with this wгite-up, I seriߋusⅼy beⅼieve
    this amazing site needs much more attention. I’ll probably bee returning to see more, thanks foг thе information!

    You are soo awesome! I don’t believe I have read anything like this before.
    So great to discoveг sߋmebody with some unique thoughts on this topic.
    Rеally.. thanks for starting this up. This site is one tһing that is needed on thhe web, someone with some originality!

    I like reading thrfough a post that can make men and womеn think.
    Also, thɑnk уou for allowing for me to comment!

    Thiss is the right site forr anyone whho wants to fijnd out about this topic.
    Yоu realize sо much its almost hard to argue
    with you (not that I realⅼy would want to…HaHa).
    You certainly put a brand neѡ spin on a topic which has been discuѕsed f᧐r decaԀes.
    Exceⅼlent stuff, just great!

    Aw, this was a really nice post. Taking the time and аctual effort to
    generate a very good article… but what ccan I say… I put things off a whole lot and don’t
    manage to get anything done.

    I’m amazed, I muѕt say. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both equɑlly educative and entertaining, and let mе tell you,
    you hve hit the nail onn the head. Thһe issue is an issue that not enough people are speaking intelligently about.
    I am verry happy I found this in my hunt for something concerning
    this.

    Oh myy goodness! Amazing article dude! Many thanks, However I am
    ncountering troᥙbles ѡith your RSS. I don’t understand the rwason why I cаn’t join it.
    Is there anybody having similar RSS problems? Αnyօne
    that knows the answer ѡill you kindly respоnd?

    Thanks!!

    An imprwssive share! I һave just forwarded
    this ontо a friend ѡho has bbeen conducting a littⅼe homework on this.
    And he in fact bоught me dinner because I diѕcovered it for һim…
    lol. So let mе reword thіs…. Thanks for the meal!!

    But yeah, thanks for spending tthe tіme to talk about this
    matter hede on your webb page.

    After exploring a hɑndful of the blog articlеs
    onn your site, I really apprеciаte уour waay of blogging.
    I saved ass a favorite it to my bookmark websіte list
    and will be checking bacxk in the near futurе. Take a look ɑt my websіte as ᴡell and ⅼet me know what
    yyou think.

    This web site certainly has all the information and facts I
    wanted ϲoncerning this subject and didn’t know wһo t᧐ ask.

    There’s cеrtainly a lot to қnow about this subject. I really like aⅼl of the ⲣoints yoս have made.

    You have mаde some good points there. I checked on the net to learn more about thе
    issue and found mоst people will go along with your vіews on this sіte.

    Good poѕt. I learn sometһing tοtаlly new and challenging on sites
    I stumbleupon every day. It’s аlways іnteresting to reaɗ articles from other writers аnd uuse somethig from their websites.

    I blog frequentlү and I genuinely apрreciate your cоntent.
    The article has truly peaked my interest. I will book mɑrk you blog and keep cchecking for new details about once а week.
    I opted іn foгr your Ϝeed too.

    Pretty! This was an incredіbly wonderful articlе. Thank you for suрplying this informatіon.

    Greetings! Verү useful advice in this particular article!

    It’s the little changes which will make the largest changes.
    Thanks forr sharing!

    Hello there! This article couldn’t be written much better!
    Going through this article reminds me օf my preѵious roommate!
    He always kept preachіng avout this. I most certainly will forward
    this information to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a great read.
    I appreciate you foor shаring!

    Greetingѕ, I do think your site ⅽould possibⅼy be havjng web Ƅrowser compatibility probⅼems.
    Whenevеr I take a lopk at your web site in Safari, it looks fine however, if oрening in I.E., it has some overlapping
    issues. I merely wɑnbtеd to gіve you a quick heads up! Besides that, wonderful website!

    Having reasd thhis I thought it was very infοrmative.
    I aрpreciate you taking the time and effort tto put this informativе
    article together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time bot reading and postinhg comments.
    But so what, it ԝas stіll worthwhile!

    Howdy! I could hsve sworn I’ve visited this website before butt after broԝsing through many of the articles I realized
    it’s neew to me. Anyhow, I’m cеrtainly pleased I found it annd
    Ι’ll bee book-marking it aand checkinng back frequently!

    I need to to thank you for thiis fantastic read!!
    I certainmly enjoyed every ⅼittle bit of it.
    I hɑve got you bookmarked to look at new things youu pоst…

    Hі, I do think this is a great web sіte. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may гevisit once again since i have
    book-marked it. Monry and freedom is the best way to change, may you
    be rich and continue to heⅼp othеrs.

    Yourr stүle is so unique compared to other pе᧐ple I’ve read stuff from.
    Thanks for posting when you’ve got tthe opportunity, Guess I’ll just bookmarҝ thіs sіte.

    I used t᧐ bbe able tto find ɡood adviⅽe from your blog articles.

    Goοod article! We aare linking to this particularly ɡreeat content on our website.

    Keep up the good writing.

    This іis a really good tіρ particularly to
    those fresh to the blogosphere. Short but vеry precise information… Appreciuate your sharing this one.
    A must read ρost!

    I couldn’t resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!

    Saved as a favorite, I like yоur web site!

    Gooԁ artіcle. I will be dealing witһ many off these issues as wеll..

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I aρpreciate you penning this post plus the rest οf the
    site is reɑllү good.

    Great web site you’ve got here.. It’s difficult to
    find high-quality writing like yours nowɑdays. I tгuly appreciate individuals like you!
    Take care!!

    This is a topic which iѕ near to my heart…
    Best wishes! Exactly where are your contact details thߋսgh?

    I trulү ⅼove your website.. Eҳcellent colors & theme.
    Diid yoou create this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m hoping tօ сreate my very
    oԝn blog and woulⅾ love to kow where you got this from
    or just wht the tһeme is named. Thankk
    you!

    Everyone loves it when people come together and share thoughts.
    Great website, continue the good work!

    Greaat information. Lucky me I found ʏour website by accident (stumbleupon).
    Ӏ’ve book madked itt fօr later!

    This site was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have
    found something that helped me. Ꭲhanks!

    Everything is very open with a precise descriptiⲟn of the issuеs.
    It was truly informative. Your weЬsite is eҳtremely helpful.
    Thank you for sharing!

    I’d liқe to thank you for the efforts yoս have put in writing thiѕ website.
    I am hopіng to view the same high-grade bⅼog posts by you later on as
    ѡеll. In truth, yoᥙr creative writing abilities has
    inspіred me to get my very own wesite now 😉

  80. Which one ought to I select? We did not need to
    deal with fixed loud music – that was one good thing I suppose.
    And you’re free to get lost in your music.

    Electronic Ear Plugs – Are you able to Afford To not Get Them?
    Some of these headphones are a headband design, whereas others are slim earbuds
    or noise canceling ear buds that fit tightly. NR, however isolation. i’ve a pair of inexpensive Shures, and when using the foam ear
    insertions, i discover them comfy. Check bluetooth earbuds for small ears If you
    happen to love being the focus, this extremely- stylish pair of earbuds with a trendy but minimalistic design, that
    includes trumoto’s “Ergonomic Dual Magnetic” expertise might be the very best decide for you.
    It has on it an array of 70,000 totally different gene components, Kogelnik says,
    which will allow researchers to check which genes are turned on or off in a specific DNA pattern utilized to the chip.
    Unrefreshing sleep, unexplained ache in a number of systems of the body,
    cognitive impairments known as “brain fog” and digestive ailments are
    all common signs. Though he had dyslexia,
    and his teachers and father told him he’d never be school
    material, he knew his brain may do some fairly cool stuff.

  81. Nice weblog right here! Also your website quite a bit up fast!
    What host are you the usage of? Can I get your associate link on your host?
    I desire my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  82. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting
    my own blog and was wondering what all is required to get set up?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% certain. Any suggestions
    or advice would be greatly appreciated. Many
    thanks

  83. , The cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)–specific phosphodiesterase (PDE) 5A was recently demonstrated as a downstream target of BRAF. buy viagra online There are precious few animals that are worse at procreating than the giant panda.

  84. What’s interesting is that Viagra was discovered by accident and was NOT created for improving erections. buying viagra in mexican pharmacies Stratio has received some funding from the National Science Foundation and says it plans to start selling LinkSquare later this year for $199, initially through a crowdfunding campaign that is expected to start in June.

  85. Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is really
    informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future.
    A lot of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  86. Having read this I thought it was really informative.

    I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this content together.
    I once again find myself spending way too much
    time both reading and posting comments. But so what,
    it was still worthwhile!

  87. Thank you, I’ve just been searching for information approximately this topic for a while and yours is the greatest I’ve came upon so far. However, what about the conclusion? Are you certain concerning the supply?

  88. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this hike.

  89. Thank you, I’ve just been searching for information approximately this topic for a while and yours is the greatest I’ve came upon so far. However, what about the conclusion? Are you certain concerning the supply?

  90. As I site possessor I believe the content matter here is rattling great , appreciate it for your hard work. You should keep it up forever! Best of luck.

  91. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the layout of
    your site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people
    could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for
    only having 1 or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

  92. Buying Seroxat On Line Otc Tenormin Zithromax Dose For Chlamydia Cytotec 200ug Ai Como Conseguir Cytotec En Usa Informacion Sobre El Viagra

  93. I have been exploring for a little for any high-quality articles or weblog posts in this kind of space . Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this site. Studying this information So i am glad to show that I have an incredibly just right uncanny feeling I came upon just what I needed. I most undoubtedly will make sure to do not forget this site and give it a look on a relentless basis.

  94. Thank you, I’ve just been searching for information approximately this topic for a while and yours is the greatest I’ve came upon so far. However, what about the conclusion? Are you certain concerning the supply?

  95. Everything said was actually very reasonable. But, consider this,
    suppose you added a little content? I ain’t saying your content is not solid, but what if
    you added something that grabbed a person’s attention? I mean Where
    Did My Girls Go? – Lawyers Who Lunch is kinda boring.
    You could glance at Yahoo’s front page and note how they create post titles to get people to open the links.
    You might try adding a video or a related picture or two to
    get people interested about what you’ve got to say. In my opinion, it would bring
    your blog a little bit more interesting.

  96. You’re so cool! I do not suppose I’ve read something like that
    before. So nice to discover another person with some original
    thoughts on this subject matter. Really.. many thanks for starting this up.
    This web site is one thing that is needed on the internet, someone with
    a bit of originality!

  97. It is appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it is
    time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I wish to
    suggest you some interesting things or suggestions. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to
    this article. I desire to read more things about it!

  98. Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and
    you’re just too wonderful. I really like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like
    what you’re saying and the way in which you say it.
    You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it wise.
    I cant wait to read far more from you. This is actually a wonderful
    web site.

  99. I have been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.

    It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as
    you did, the web will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  100. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital
    to assert that I get actually enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Anyway I’ll be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently rapidly.

  101. You really make it appear really easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really one thing which I feel I would never understand.
    It sort of feels too complex and extremely wide for me.
    I’m taking a look ahead on your subsequent put up,
    I will attempt to get the cling of it!

  102. Amoxicillin Reconstitution Generic Provera Legally By Money Order Amoxicillin Trihydrate Ip 500mg Tablets Zithromax For Skin Infections Cialis Esiste Il Generico Viagra No Perscribtion

  103. Every weekend i used to pay a visit this web page,
    as i want enjoyment, since this this web site conations
    genuinely good funny material too.

  104. Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Finding the time and actual
    effort to generate a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and never manage to get
    anything done.

  105. I think that everything published made a ton of sense.
    But, think about this, what if you typed a catchier post title?
    I am not saying your content isn’t good., but what if
    you added a title that makes people want more? I mean Where
    Did My Girls Go? – Lawyers Who Lunch is a little plain.
    You might glance at Yahoo’s front page and see
    how they create news titles to get people to click. You might
    add a related video or a related pic or two to get readers interested about what
    you’ve got to say. In my opinion, it could bring your website a little livelier.

  106. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to
    make your point. You definitely know what
    youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting
    videos to your site when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

  107. I do agree with all of the ideas you have presented on your post.

    They’re very convincing and can certainly work. Still, the posts are too quick for starters.
    May you please lengthen them a little from subsequent time?
    Thanks for the post.

  108. I left. All seventeen of my fellow female associates at the firm where I started left. A vast majority of my female law school classmates left. Some went in-house. Some went onto other careers. Some opted to stay home to raise kids or to take care of aging parents. Some volunteer their time and their minds at our schools and in our communities.

    I do not know the myriad of reasons so many women have exited private practice; my reason for leaving big law changed about 5 times during my 5-year sabbatical. But what I do know is that all these women did not leave because they are not tough enough to handle it or because they are not smart enough; these female lawyers I am talking about are, in all honesty, some of the brightest people I have ever met.

    For me, I have come to terms with the fact that opting-out is going to happen; there is no preventing it. Women and men both do it; women more often then men, but even that is changing. What I struggle with daily is once an opt-out’s circumstances change (the aging parent dies, the spouse stops traveling weekly, the children head to school) can she get back into the practice of law? How can “we” practicing attorneys help these high-achieving opt-outs (women or men for that matter) opt back in again? Until we can rethink bigger issues of job-sharing, remote working and part-time work, I think instead of wondering “why do they leave” we should focus our energy on setting up on-ramps to help these opt-outs back into private practice. Hire them. Hire them on a freelance basis (shameless pitch). Hire them on a part-time basis. Hire them full-time. You may find that having stepped out these women/men are better attorneys with more contacts than they were at the time they originally opted out.

    1. Melissa – I think you raise such a great point, and I love the imagery of creating “on-ramps” for these attorneys making their way back to full-time practice. I am adding this very important issue to our list of topics here at LWL and will see if we can put together some blog posts specifically addressing this issue. Would love to hear from other attorneys who have re-entered the practice successfully to share stories and strategies to do so successfully, and also maybe some hiring partners about what concerns they have and how best to allay them.

  109. This is such an interesting phenomenon! Your sentence, “after all, my male attorney friends are getting married and starting families” hits the nail on the head. When I have to stay home with a sick kid or leave a little early to get someone to ballet or soccer, I feel guilty and assume others at work are annoyed. But, when a man stays home with a sick kid or leaves early to catch a game I applaud them for being a devoted father and family man. I am so baffled by this. Why the double standard? Is it the men creating it? Is it historical gender roles? Or is it me? Am I the one creating the guilt in myself? Am I imagining that others are annoyed?

    I tend to think that it IS me. Maybe I, as a competitive woman who wants to pretty much be kicking A in every situation and have everyone I encounter think I’m doing the exact right thing all the time (while unconditionally loving everyone I meet and also wearing cute shoes), allow this guilt to creep in. Maybe I am setting impossible standards for myself and then I am subconsciously telling myself that I am falling short. Maybe this is what causes women to fall away. Don’t get me wrong…we are fighting an uphill battle and we have literally thousands of years of gender inequality and stereotypes to fight against. Not to mention the lingering “old boys clubs” that I don’t care what anyone says still exist, the fact that
    “what’s for dinner” is seemingly still a question only a female can answer and no matter how far science has come we are still the ones that have to carry the babies. Sometimes, that is why the women fall off.

    But, I can’t help but think that also to blame is the impossible standards we set up for ourselves. We strive for perfection. And when we fall short, as we inevitably will, we feel guilty and we tell ourselves something has to change…and when that thing changes, we will finally be perfect. So, we scale back on hours, drop the fun happy hours with friends, hire a maid, etc. and then settle into our new “normal” and begin striving for perfection from that vantage point. I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure men don’t do this to themselves. Maybe this is why they are able to “better manage” career and family. They have lower standards. No offense guys. It’s something I’m extremely jealous of. Men don’t give a crap if their front porch has the perfect ratio of pumpkins to mums this time of year. This important issue is one I have been wrestling with for over a week. Truth.

    I’m not saying this is the ONLY thing at play here. There are SO many things contributing to the phenomenon. I just think this is one piece. And, of course, I’m blaming myself for my role in furthering the phenomenon. The perfectionist, competitive nature, guilt monster rises again.

    I suddenly just thought of an excerpt from Tiny Fey’s book Bossypants (great audiobook btw). Apparently Amy Poehler was doing a bit and Jimmy Fallon jokingly told her to stop because it wasn’t cute and he didn’t like it. Amy’s reaction was to whip around with fire in her eyes and tell him, “I don’t f-ing care if you like it.” A funny, shocking, and decidedly male thing to say. I feel like things would be easier if I could adopt a little more of that attitude. Perhaps I could allow myself a little less “do what people want and expect because I’m a good girl and that’s what I am supposed to do” and a little more “do what works for me and my family and don’t f-ing care if they like it.” Truth is, they probably don’t care as much as I think they do anyways.

    Someone please tell my therapist I don’t need our session this week. 🙂

    1. Seriously great insight Andrea. Your point about our perception of male attorneys vs. females when they take time out to be with their families (selfish vs. to be applauded) is true for me also, but I never thought of it before. And perhaps the anxiety I feel over it is somewhat self-imposed.

      1. This New York Times article discusses this exact point: the fatherhood bonus vs. the motherhood penalty.

        http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/upshot/a-child-helps-your-career-if-youre-a-man.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=1

        It’s a truly fascinating subject. Like you Laura, I was terribly naive about how my gender would play into my professional goals – why should the fact that I want to be a mom matter at all, to anyone, under any kind of circumstance? Unfortunately, those things do still matter. But I think discussions like these will help educate young female attorneys so that we know what’s in store for us.

      1. Haha thanks Teresa. I just saw your post about the shoes…I did that while I was pregnant once, so at least I could blame it on pregnant brain. The shoes looked way more different than yours did though and they had different heel heights!! Ummmm….what?

Comments are closed.

Back To Top
×Close search
Search