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Funds Talk: March 2017
As the ranks of our attorneys have grown steadily more diverse, the need to balance professional demands with personal responsibilities has become increasingly acute. Of particular concern is our attorneys who have, or are planning to have, children.
The Working Parents Affinity Group was created to address the issues these attorneys face through ongoing group dialogue, internal networking opportunities, and outside events.
Issues addressed have included:
Part-Time and Leave Policies
Open to all attorneys, the firm’s part-time and child care leave policies are both generous and flexible. Any attorney can, for any reason, request a part-time schedule. All attorneys are able to take leave in connection with the birth, adoption or foster care placement—and can follow that leave with a reduced work schedule on a long-term basis. Many of our attorneys have taken advantage of these benefits and subsequently built long and fulfilling careers with us.
The firm offers training sessions of interest to our working parent attorneys. We also partner with outside organizations to create special programs, which have included:
Networking and Social Events
The firm hosts periodic internal events for our working-parent attorneys, aimed at fostering a sense of community through ongoing networking opportunities.
The firm provides free off-site back-up emergency childcare to all employees, and has a devoted room for nursing mothers and other personal uses.