Fla. High Court Urged To Accommodate Atty Parental Leave

Law360 (August 27, 2019, 12:08 PM EDT) -- Proponents for a rule requiring Sunshine State courts to alter their schedules to accommodate parental leave for attorneys urged the Florida Supreme Court to take steps to ensure compliance Tuesday, amid a wave of skepticism over whether it strikes the right balance.

The proposed rule, which would require a court to grant a motion for continuance for parental leave for a lead attorney for up to three months, would help address obstacles to female lawyers' careers, improve work-life balance and ensure clients have their choice of counsel, advocates said during oral arguments in Tallahassee.

But opponents argued that judges' discretion should...

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