It is the time for resolutions and new opportunities. I hope that all of my readers will take advantage of this time to reflect and consider the possibilities for the future.
As for me, I have made the oh-so-predictable commitment to an improved exercise program and the not-so-predictable dedication to a new book that has been in my head for a while. This new book is an expansion of some of the themes of the last book with a special emphasis on what young women lawyers really need to survive in their professions and recommendations for employers to improve retention figures. It is my way of continuing to try to help so many of you who I know do not have enough time in your busy days as young lawyers and law students to help yourselves with these important issues. It is my pleasure to do this, and I hope that my work can continue to make a difference. You are buying my books and reading my books, and you motivate me. Thanks for the support. CONTINUE READING >
Welcome to my web site and to my inaugural blog! I think that it is appropriate to get this started during the Thanksgiving week. I have a lot to be thankful for—especially an editor and a publisher who believed in me and my book—Best Friends at the Bar: What Women Need to Know about a Career in the Law— and readers who are helping to convince the publisher that taking a chance on me was not a bad thing. I am thankful for the more than 60 contributors who have made it possible for you to have a mentoring book of this quality to guide you in your career choices. Bravo! to all of those women lawyers and judges—and a few men—who have made that important commitment to you.
And of course I am thankful for all of you who have read the book and recommended it to your friends. Keep those sales figures up so that I get to the next book with the blessing of my publisher.
Thanks also to your law schools, law firm employers and law organizations that have booked me to speak in the past and in the future. I really love to make these connections with young women law students and lawyers, and getting the word out that women are in control of their careers is my mission. I am thankful to all of the Best Friends at the Bar who help me spread that message. CONTINUE READING >