Category Archives: Work Life Balance

How Women Lawyers Can Chart a Different Course (Part 1)

Kimberly Alford Rice This is the first of a three-part series of articles with tips on How Women Lawyers Can Chart a Different Course by Kimberly Alford Rice. For all the chatter,…

Thinking of Going Back to School? Explore Careers in Law School Administration

Sara Ayazi Are you thinking about leaving the practice of law, but would like to stay connected with the legal field? If so, have you considered a career in law…

Na’il Benjamin Takes on Mentoring, Giving Back and Being a Working Parent

This month we are profiling Diversity Pipeline Programs Advisory Committee member Na’il Benjamin. He will be returning to the private sector after almost three years at the San Francisco City…

The Power Of One: Accommodating Caregivers Under The San Francisco Family Friendly Ordinance

Bill Bogdan Whether you employ 20 people in Vacaville, Virginia or on Venus, the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance will affect you if one of those employees: is a caregiver of…

Setting Effective Goals to Improve Your Legal Practice

Now that 2014 is well under way, imagine how your practice can improve by effective goal setting strategies. Often, when we set goals for ourselves, our expectations or old behaviors sabotage our results.

The Journey to Getting out of Student Loan Debt

The headlines says it all, “Student Loan Debt Hits $1 Trillion.” As a bankruptcy lawyer, I get to talk about a subject that’s rarely discussed — debt. What’s missing from the headlines are discussions on ways to practically manage debt.

How to Cope With a Difficult Courtroom Experience

Does this sound familiar? You are in the courtroom and you have a personality clash with the judge. By the time you leave you feel like the judge just chewed you up and spit you out. Argh! As you go about your day, you realize that event just doesn’t leave your head. It loops. Your inner critic speaks loudly, stating all the things you should have said or done differently.

Work-Life Balance – Not Just a Women’s Issue But a Human Issue

Between Marissa Mayer’s family unfriendly edict prohibiting telecommuting at Yahoo!, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In revolution, Anne-Marie Slaughter’s proclamation in The Atlantic that women can’t have it all, and a New…