Have you ever wondered why women lawyers leave law firm jobs? It is written about a lot, and sometimes over-inflated statistics accompany those articles. It also is often reported that women lawyers leave their jobs because they prefer to stay at home with their children. But is that correct, or do women lawyers leave law firm jobs because of the failures of law firm policies to address their challenges?
It is an interesting question, and my interaction with young women lawyers leads me to believe that they enjoy working. The problem is that law firms still need a lot of help understanding the challenges for young women lawyers and how to address those challenges as incentives for women to stay on those jobs. I have written a lot about that in my work at Best Friends at the Bar, including on this Blog, and I know how complicated it can be.
Here is a recent article that addresses the issues to help you decide how you would answer the question: Why do women lawyers leave their law firm jobs?