Lawyer/Parents: Returning to Work?

Summer is upon us; the kiddos are out of school; and in what could be the perfect storm, lawyers are returning to the office after the long pandemic-caused stretch of remote working. For anyone, even those without children (or fur-babies), the long awaited return to a bricks and mortar office may be stress-inducing. But for working parents, the tensions may be higher and the adjustment more difficult. In this article, author and law firm partner Lori Mihalich-Levin offers suggestions for both the returning lawyer and for the law firm, to make this transition less painful.

Arizona lawyers, we’ve heard your concerns as well. Fellow Bar member Karin Aldama, a partner at Perkins Coie, has been facilitating a bi-weekly lunchtime Zoom chat for lawyers who are parents and who are dealing with these issues. Look for the announcement in your email box with a link to register. Arizona lawyers only; it’s a member benefit of the State Bar’s Member Assistance Program.

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