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Persuading Lawyers to Stay: The Best Business Case & Best Practices for Work/Life Balance

March 13, 2008 • Los Angeles, CA

As has been widely reported, lawyers are increasingly dissatisfied with their ability to maintain a challenging and successful legal practice along with a life outside the office. Today, law students and recent graduates – male and female – want time to pursue outside interests ranging from public interest matters to political involvement to artistic and athletic endeavors as well as a life at home.

Amanda Paracuellos, a partner in the corporate group, will participate in a panel on work-life balancing initiatives, highlighting the value to employers of retaining lawyers and the impact work-life balance programs have on attorney retention.

Co-sponsored by the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Loyola School of Law, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Black Women Lawyers and Los Angeles County Bar Association. Professor Joan Williams of U.C. Hastings College of Law and the author of “Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It” organized the program.

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