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Women Lawyers Happier Outside BigLaw: Survey

Law360 (February 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Despite making more money, women attorneys at large law firms are generally more dissatisfied than their judge, in-house counsel, professor and government counterparts, according to a survey released by a Philadelphia-based attorney.

Phyllis Horn Epstein, a partner at Epstein Shapiro & Epstein PC, conducted the survey by sending out questionnaires to women of the Philadelphia Bar Association, receiving 562 responses.

She determined that women who achieve elements of flexibility and autonomy are the happiest, whereas others are leaving firms to take care of children, to take...
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