14: Insights from Lawyer Moms

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Juggling parenthood as a working mom can be a challenge, especially as a lawyer. Today, Tom Spiggle and Co-host Lori Mihalich-Levin interview two moms who work within the legal field, Anjali Patel and Katy Robinette. Both mothers currently have two children ranging from the ages of 15 months to 4 years., They discuss their experience as working parents in the private and public sectors, how they found a system that works for them, and the most important things they’ve learned throughout their time as a working parent. For more insight on what it looks like to succeed in life as a mom and lawyer, tune into this episode of Parents at Work.
Kathryn Robinette, Associate,
Massey & Gail LLP
Anjali Patel, Staff Counsel,
Verizon Communications
   
Show Highlights:
  • Katy’s experience transitioning into a judicial clerkship as a mom
  • Anjali’s experience having children as a mid-level associate at a large firm
  • Preparing to be a working mom and aligning your career with parenthood
  • Looking at jobs with benefits and flexibility for families
  • Asking firms about their parental policies and finding a firm that offers what you need
  • Macro and micro perspectives about what it’s like to be a mom and a lawyer
  • Skills that parenthood provides within the workplace
  • The push and pull parents feel trying to balance parenthood and a career
  • Support systems that were effective returning to the office from maternity leave
  • Changes that are happening in law that are impacting parents
  • Advice for navigating parenthood in the workplace
  • The importance of advocating for yourself and asking hard questions
  • Learning to communicate about your needs as a working parent
Links: Contact Lori: lori@mindfulreturn.com https://www.mindfulreturn.com   Contact Tom: https://www.spigglelaw.com/podcasts/parents-at-work/   Books mentioned:

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