Monday, May 09, 2005

Mommy Lawyers

Carolyn Elefant of My Shingle has a nice piece on Lawyer Moms, Moms, Law and Change. She writes:

I know many moms who believe that by working grueling schedules at law firms, they set an example for their children, particularly daughters, that women can succeed. Maybe so. But the message that I'd rather send I hope is one better: not just that I can succeed in my legal career, but that I can do so on my own timetable and not someone else's.

1 comment:

Kevin L. Von Tungeln said...

I would love to find a stay at home "Mommy Lawyer" to help in my firm. Here is what I would propose:

You would be an independent contractor.
Flexible work schedule.
No set hours.
No billable hour requirement.
Most of the work can be done from home (assuming your computer has broadband Internet access).
A flat, pre set fee for pretty much every project, most of which would be estate planning. The amount of the fee has not been set, and could evolve over time.
Most projects would have a deadline around 2 to 3 weeks after being given to you.
Most estate plans take My partner or I about 4 to 5 hours to complete.
In house training would be required.
Transition to full time practice would most certainly be an option.

Is there any interest in such a position? I am hoping that there is, we have plenty of work.