Women-at-Law: Lessons Learned Along the Pathways to Success
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Women-at-Law: Lessons Learned Along the Pathways to Success

ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist!
Women-at-Law: Lessons Learned Along the Pathways to Success
Product Code: 5110509
Author: Phyllis H. Epstein
Publication Date: July 2004
ISBN: 978-1-59031-354-1
Page Count: 392
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Sponsoring Entities: Law Practice Division
Topics: Women in Law
Format: Book - 5110509
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About the Book

How do women lawyers define success in today's world? Is it becoming a powerful partner in a large high-profile global firm? Running a thriving solo practice? Earning a challenging public appointment or tenure as a law school professor? Or is success simply being able to simultaneously practice law and have a satisfying personal life? Is it possible to "have it all"--and indeed, just what is "all"?

For this new guide, author Phyllis Horn Epstein interviewed over 100 women lawyers of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles in a wide variety of practice settings nationwide to address how women today are meeting the challenges of competing in an often all-consuming profession without sacrificing their desire for a multidimensional life. Women-at-Law provides a wealth of practical guidance and direction from experienced women lawyers who share their life stories and advice to inspire and encourage others by offering solutions to the challenges--personal and professional.

If you are a law student, a practicing lawyer, or simply a woman considering a career in the law, you'll benefit from the guidance offered in this unique resource.

Real-life experiences and shared advice Women-at-Law shares advice and wisdom from women lawyers who, in the last half-century, have in very individual ways confronted obstacles to their self-fulfillment. Some have already achieved national recognition and notoriety, while others are more quietly successful. From their real-life experiences, you'll learn:

  • How some notable and successful women have taken a "time out" from their career to raise children, move from one city to another, or try an alternative career track--and made a comeback to succeed
  • If part-time work is right for you and how you can make it work
  • What women lawyers do every day to juggle their career and personal life
  • How a woman lawyer's life is a journey; a continuum of experiences with shifting priorities and manifold rewards

Is it possible to "have it all"?
Women-at-Law provides women with ideas and suggestions about how to deal with their professional and personal goals and challenges and make the compromises required to "have it all"--recognizing that "having it all" can be different for each individual. You'll learn that, with some effort, a motivated woman can redirect her career, her home life, and her interests, in the long journey that is a successful life.

"The pages of this book are filled with stories from so many women who have come to the law with aspirations of contributing to society in meaningful ways. Author Phyllis Horn Epstein has made it her mission to gather these stories and share them with women who are interested in learning how others have fared along their own 'pathways to success'. [She has written] the ultimate insider's handbook for young women lawyers and 'lawyers to be', while offering the rare opportunity for seasoned lawyers to read about their peers, connect, and recognize that they are not alone."
--From the Foreword by Martha W. Barnett,
Past President, American Bar Association

"If you are or know a woman thinking of a career in law, or you would like to read about the varied experiences faced by women lawyers, then Women-at-Law is a must-read book! Written in an upbeat and refreshing way, the book contains personal and honest stories of many well-known and not as well-known women lawyers. It contains advice that any woman lawyer practicing today would want to have. I wish there were a book like this for me when I first entered the practice of law. I look forward to using this book for ideas, mentoring, and programs."
--Kathleen D. Wilkinson, Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, Philadelphia, PA
Co-Chair Commission on Women in the Profession, Pennsylvania Bar Association