Unfortunately, it’s a given fact that young lawyers, especially between 25 and 41, are constantly dropping out of objectively successful careers on their way to a potential partner position in big law firms. Therefore, we now want to take a closer look on the main reasons and how to prevent that from happening through giving advice on much needed improvement in the work space.
There are many opinions and arguments in the discussion about women’s advancement, often based purely on personal experience. They can be very individual and subjective, and may distort the view of the bigger picture. Maybe a closer look at the facts can help to clear up some beliefs that do not reflect reality. Luckily, there is a recent report for the EU parlament’s judicial committee that provides many insightful numbers, facts and analyses.
Nowadays it has become very demanding to combine a work life in a law firm, having aspirations to being in a successful position, with having plans of starting a family. In this blog I want to sketch out some possibilities how to overcome these barriers.
It is a shame to make this a subject of discussion, but, unfortunately, it is reality. The following steps should help to figure out whether a (law) company mistreats female associates or not.