The Problem With Becoming A Parent In BigLaw

By Aebra Coe (May 14, 2018, 1:48 PM EDT) -- A recent lawsuit against Morrison & Foerster alleging discrimination against women who have children illuminates a question looming over the legal industry: Are law firms truly welcoming to mothers, or are their parental leave policies merely lip service?

Whether or not the allegations are shown to be true in federal court with regard to the $100 million proposed pregnancy bias class action filed against Morrison & Foerster at the end of April, a number of experts say the broader law firm industry does have a problem with parents, and especially with mothers.

Many large law firms provide fair to generous parental...

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