Be A Pragmatic Attorney

Be A Pragmatic Attorney

(Image via Getty) I recently accompanied my spouse to one of her physician’s appointments at a physician’s office located in one of the hospitals for which I serve as in-house counsel. As we walked to the counter, she was handed a clipboard with the obligatory dozen or so forms which needed to be reviewed, signed, … Read more

The Hardest Part Of Becoming A SAHM After Being A Lawyer

The Hardest Part Of Becoming A SAHM After Being A Lawyer

Ed. note: This is the latest installment in a series of posts on motherhood in the legal profession, in partnership with our friends at MothersEsquire. Welcome Lindsay Kennedy to our pages. Yesterday, after getting my kids on the buses for kindergarten and preschool, I went to a Korean tea house for my once-a-month self-care outdoor yoga … Read more

Reflections Of The Recovering Criminal Defense Attorney

Reflections Of The Recovering Criminal Defense Attorney

Ed. note: This is the latest installment in a series of posts on motherhood in the legal profession, in partnership with our friends at MothersEsquire. Welcome Sam Sliney back to our pages. Click here if you’d like to donate to MothersEsquire. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” I look back … Read more

How To Take A Maternity Leave As A Solo Attorney 

How To Take A Maternity Leave As A Solo Attorney 

The Ibekwe Family (Photo by Mel Cole) At the end of year two as a solo attorney, I was building consistency in my practice. Just when I started seeing positive results and more clients, I found out I was pregnant with my fourth child! I was in a heightened state of anxiety, especially as I … Read more

Non-Attorney — Distinction Or Diss?

Non-Attorney — Distinction Or Diss?

Stop the presses! A bunch of people on the internet passionately disagree about something! I know it’s hard to believe, but hear me out, because this time the debate raises important and provocative questions that go to the heart of the legal profession’s evolving identity. It started with a post on LinkedIn by Julie Savarino … Read more

Transitioning From Contract Attorney to Associate

Transitioning From Contract Attorney to Associate

I enjoy reading Alex Rich‘s informative, comical, and sometimes depressing posts about life as a contract attorney, particularly in the world of document review. While I have no desire to do full-time doc review, I can see how the “bill and chill” nature of the job could appeal to some people. But in my world, … Read more

Being A Black Mother And Attorney … In 2020 … No Pressure!

Being A Black Mother And Attorney … In 2020 … No Pressure!

Ed. note: This is the latest installment in a series of posts on motherhood in the legal profession, in partnership with our friends at MothersEsquire. Welcome Lashawn Paige McQueen to our pages. Click here if you’d like to donate to MothersEsquire. I was never ready for motherhood, but then again who is ever really ready for … Read more