Parental Pressure

For my fellow lawyers with children, this is a great read.  Law 360: From Billable Hours to Bedtime Stories: Lawyering with Children


“The number of hours lawyers are expected to be available has increased,” said Joan C. Williams, a professor at University of California, Hastings, College of the Law. “It means attorneys sometimes feel that in order to be full-time lawyers, they have to be absentee parents. People make it work, but does it create severe pressures on parents? Yes, it does.”

“Amid these increasing billable-hour demands, lawyers with children face the added pressure of shifting gears more often between home life and work life.”


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