Monday, April 02, 2007
PAR launches the PAR Law School Project
One resource for law students is How to Find a Job that Allows for Work/Life Balance, co-written by PAR and the Stanford Law School Office of Career Services.
Another is PAR’s Mythbusters, which provides hard data to bust nine key myths about work/life balance in the legal profession:
Myth 1: Work/life balance is a women’s issue.
Myth 2: Law firms are trying hard, but the problems of retaining women and offering work/life balance are too intractable.
Myth 3: Law firms lose money on part-timers.
Myth 4: You can tell whether you will be able to work part-time by checking a law firm’s website.
Myth 5: Going “in house” is the way to achieve balance.
Myth 6: Going into the government or public interest law is the way to achieve balance.
Myth 7: “I’ll just take off a year or two when I have my kids, and then I’ll go back to practicing law.”
Myth 8: Work/life balance is inconsistent with the practice of law at the highest levels.
Myth 9: Young lawyers say they want work/life balance, but when the chips are down they really want the highest possible salary.
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