ABA releases second edition of 'Women At Law'

Much has changed in the 10 years since the publication of the first edition of “Women-at-Law.” But, unfortunately, much has also stayed the same. Women are still confronting issues of promotions and equal pay, while also struggling to maintain a healthy work/life balance. But no woman is alone in the legal profession, and the newly released American Bar Association book “Women-at-Law: Lessons Learned Along the Pathways to Success, Second Edition” is the guide that proves it.

Author Phyllis Epstein interviewed more than 500 women lawyers of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles nationwide about how women today are meeting the challenges of competing in the legal profession without sacrificing their home and family lives. This updated edition includes:

• Wisdom and experience from women lawyers sharing their life experiences.

• Taking a time-out from a legal career — and making a comeback.

• The intricacies and rewards of juggling a personal and professional life.

• If the option of part-time work is right for you, and how to make it work.

• Updated research on topics like attrition of women lawyers, schedule demands and the unique focus women can bring to the profession.

“Women-at-Law” provides women with ideas and suggestions about how to deal with their professional and personal goals and challenges and make the compromises required to “have it all”— even when “having it all” can be different for each individual. Readers will learn that, with some effort, a woman can redirect her career, home life and interests in the long journey that is a successful life.

“Women-at-Law: Lessons Learned Along the Pathways to Success, Second Edition” costs $69.95.  Order the book online at shopaba.org or call 800-285-2221.