Posted Aug 14, 2007 03:30 pm CDT
A new player has just entered the law-firm rankings game. Working Mother magazine, in an issue that arrived on newsstands today, has listed 50 law firms that it considers particularly attuned to the concerns of its readers.
“In this, our inaugural Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women list, we salute those firms with groundbreaking programs to help women strike a better work/life balance and climb to the top. Our winning firms have taken the lead in implementing penalty-free flex schedules and mentoring, networking and leadership programs,” reports Working Mother in an introduction to its rankings.
However, “despite these advances, there’s still work to be done” in the profession, the magazine adds, noting that women have comprised almost half of all law school graduates during the past 15 years, yet still account for a scant 16 percent or so of equity partners.
Its list of the 50 best law firms for working moms, which contains many well-known large firms and runs from Alston & Bird in Atlanta to Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice in Winston-Salem, N.C., also is provided in a press release.