Women in Law

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How soon did you tell your firm about a pregnancy? Obviously they will be able to tell eventually and the multiple doctors appointments will become suspicious.

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Any women here have issues feeling guilty/like it’s inappropriate to meet with male colleagues (for coffee/happy hour etc) when you are married? I am in my mid 20s and recently married. (Contd)

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I’ve been chatting/messaging with a guy—it’s all new so not a lot of emotions involved, but things got really quiet after I said I’m a lawyer. Anyone have a similar experience?

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Any tips for not crying in a workplace “confrontation”? I feel like I am being walked all over and taken advantage of work-wise, and want to say something to the partners in a rational way.

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Hey ladies, I am starting a new job (public sector) and I’m looking to add a couple of suits to my wardrobe. Any suggestions on brands/stores that carry suits with some stretch that don’t look cheap?

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What do you do for tops that are a bit too low? I can’t live life in a turtle neck just because I am bigger on top.

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I’m new to the county I practice in and am trying to get involved in different committees/groups so I can find where I fit in...but many ppl are so cliquey and groups r male dominated. Any tips?

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How do y’all handle anxiety? Coping mechanisms you use at work when you feel overwhelmed?

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I am talking w a firm tmw re an offer for a Sr Counsel position. I want to counter for a higher base salary. Any pointers? It’s been a decade since I was on the job market ...

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What can I do (now and in the future) to better position myself to become a federal judge? Currently in my first year of practice.

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Would appreciate people's thoughts: had a solo meeting with opposing counsel (partner) today. He made a really sexist comment. I told a partner (male) at my firm. (Cont'd)

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At what point in your pregnancy is it best to tell people at the firm? How do you approach this—make an announcement or te those who need to know and let other figure it out eventually?

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What’s a good OOO for maternity leave? Did you have your assistant monitor/forward your emails? Did you refer everyone to another attorney, or just tell them to contact your assistant? Thanks!!!

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Anyone know how brooks brothers suiting runs? Looking to buy a suit, I’ve heard the company fits on the larger side. For reference, I think J Crew/banana republic clothes generally run pretty big.

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How you deal with the ole networking bait-and-switch? An attorney I met briefly at court emailed me about meeting for coffee to talk shop, then replied with a quip about my looks. So, a date? What do?

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Most comfy work shoes? Looking for walkable pointed toe heels (preferably 2-3ish inches, maybe 4 max) and flats/loafers. I’m over having blisters!

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A male associate got ragey with me today and I told him I couldn't talk to him while he was being so emotional. Went over about as well as expected. Good thing the partners like me!

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My firm is made up of mostly women - Today I found out we have an entire cabinet in the kitchen stocked with tampons, midol, and a year’s supply of chocolate. Anyone else have a similar experience?

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I have a very nicely formatted and designed resume, recruiter just sent it back to me with all formatting removed in entirely times new roman left aligned....more in comments

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At my AmLaw 50 firm if you take maternity leave (12 weeks) and you do not return/do not stay a full year you have to pay back what you earned during leave—-is this common? What is your firm’s policy?

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