We are Moms. We are Lawyers. We are Master-Negotiators and Multi-Taskers -- at work and at home. We are the Equity Partners at the office and the Team Coach at school. We drive mini-vans to depositions and to carpool line. We read briefs by day and Goodnight Moon by night. And we are bringing women together to Disrupt the "Motherhood Penalty" in our profession.
Our Mission is to achieve gender equity in the legal profession by improving promotion and retention rates of women in the law, along with championing equal pay and transparency regarding compensation practices in the legal profession.
We have two primary objectives to help us achieve our mission:
1. Provide support, resources, training, information, and networking opportunities to women lawyers with families; and
2. Provide training and information to law firms and other legal employers about policies and practices that will help them retain valuable attorney talent during critical caregiving years.
MothersEsquire™ began in 2013, quietly and discreetly as a private Facebook group. As our membership grew, it became clear that the MothersEsquire message spoke to many women in the legal community. We are devoted to increasing the retention and promotion rates of women in the law, with particular emphasis on women with children. Although our focus is on the unique challenges women lawyers face, our goal is to support all lawyers who are parents or caregivers, promote policies and practices that recognize and accommodate attorneys' family needs, and provide resources to women navigating a challenging profession. Caregiving responsibilities still fall disproportionately on women's shoulders. While our membership is focused on supporting women lawyers with children, we must support all parents in their caregiving roles if we truly want to achieve gender equity in the legal profession.
We hope MothersEsquire will be part of your support network. We offer useful content and resources to assist your pursuit of both career and personal. By supporting each other, we will individually reach new heights in our profession, and collectively attain equal representation for women at the highest levels of the legal profession.