Great perks are everywhere at this law firm, among them a wide range of flexible schedules, subsidized backup care, a comprehensive wellness initiative and an employee assistance program. Equally enticing are its smaller offerings, from on-site massage therapy sessions and mini-golf and softball games to family holiday parties and brown-bag seminars on health and work life balance. Individual and group mentoring programs, career development activities and a robust women’s initiative support the growth of female lawyers. Women can take 18 fully paid weeks off to give birth or adopt; on average, most are gone for six months (utilizing their vacation and sick days to gain extra time). When they return, they may access on-site lactation rooms and (if desired) reduce their hours; many opt to retain such schedules as they move toward partnership.
Female Equity Partners 22%
Lawyers Working Reduced Hours 11%
Pictured: Barbara Kosacz with Addison, Margaret and Ramona.