BigLaw 'Returnship' Program Gears Up For Expansion

By Melissa Maleske (January 30, 2015, 4:49 PM EST) -- A year after its launch, law firms are lining up to join BigLaw's first fellowship program to help women who took breaks from legal careers transition back to law firms, the program's founder said Thursday.

Since the OnRamp Fellowship's four-firm launch, 11 more firms have joined the effort and another 15 have asked to participate, founder Caren Ulrich Stacy told fellow panelists and audience members at Thursday's panel discussion "Attorneys in Transition: Returnships" at Locke Lord LLP in Chicago.

"We will likely expand, albeit slowly, with five more firms in the next month or so," she said. "We are also likely...

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