Red Bee Principals Roberta “Bobbi” Liebenberg and Stephanie A. Scharf recently completed a comprehensive survey for the Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMA Seattle) entitled “Mothers in Law Firms: Where Do We Go From Here? An Empirical Study of Seattle Area Lawyers.”
The survey and corresponding report sponsored by MAMA Seattle are part of the organization’s project to assess the impact of motherhood on legal careers for women lawyers in private practice in the Seattle area. Based on data from a survey with over 1,000 respondents and interviews with participants, this report addresses (a) the everyday experiences, concerns and impact of parenting on legal careers; and (b) the law firm strategies that are viewed to be important to advance careers for women with children in private practice.
Per the organization’s website:
The Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (“MAMA Seattle”) was founded in 2006 as an organization designed to empower attorney mothers and encourage professional success while celebrating our roles as attorneys and mothers. We are devoted to furthering the interests of mother attorneys in Seattle, in Washington, and throughout the nation.
A copy of Mothers in Law Firms: Where Do We Go From Here? Can be found here.
Bobbi and Stephanie have a well-earned reputation for developing insightful recommendations for law firms, corporations and other businesses based on their rigorous empirical studies of first impression, including a groundbreaking report for the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, entitled “Legal Careers of Parents and Child Caregivers: Results and Best Practices from a National Study of the Legal Profession.” The report was recently featured in The American Lawyer, citing the deep primary research and survey findings of over 8,100 respondents.