“Women Leaving the Law”

The piece discussed in this blog post was written by one of Estrin’s Paralegal SuperConference speakers:

"This article, Leaving Your Legal Career Far Behind, Debra Bruno (Legal Times 2/23/07), tackles the question of "why do women keep leaving law firms?"  The most oft cited reason, of course, is the lack of compatibility between law firm life and parenthood.  But as Bruno writes, that’s not all there is to it:

"But the reasons for women leaving the law are not always straightforward. Often they find themselves on a meandering path that brings them to places they never imagined in their early days — writing children’s books, wrangling cows or leading visitors through an art museum."

Author Debra Bruno is an editor at Legal Times in Washington, D.C.