Working Mother & Flex-time Lawyers announced its "50 Best Law Firms for Women" list for 2012. The firms were chosen based on their family-friendly policies and business development initiatives that are helping to retain women and advance them into the leadership pipeline.
Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, says, “Nearly one third of women lawyers leave the legal workforce, independent of maternity leave. The Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women are leading the way to create new models for the rest of the profession in promoting women and developing more generous work life policies. These firms deserve recognition for working to improve women’s advancement and to equalize their compensation and access to business development”.
Deborah Epstein Henry, president of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, states, “These firms understand that their efforts toward women need to expand to not only focus on work life issues but also on women gaining access to sponsors as well as business development and leadership opportunities. We hope these firms will lead the charge to further improve the status of women in the profession by creating structural change within the law firm model as well as empowering women to take the individual action steps they need to make sustainable change.”