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Five tips from a BigLaw partner on 'making it work' in real life - Women and the Law News

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Posted on: Jun 12, 2017

"I faced the toughest challenges of my life, and career, over one particularly turbulent 10-year period: My mom died; I got married; I got pregnant; I made income partner; I had a baby; my dad died; I had a second baby who was born with significant disabilities; my marriage ended; and I made equity partner. I navigated these ups and downs by keeping sight of my goals and leaning on friends, family and colleagues for support. After being a single parent for 10 years and a partner for 13 years, I feel I can offer tips for “making it work” while real life goes on around you."

Read this article from Joanna Horsnail, Chicago office of Mayer Brown, on how to "make it work" in real life. 

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