Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time lawyers, a national consulting firm, have put together a list titled “2007 Best Law Firms for Women.” Here are the survey results: 2007 results
But what I find more interesting are some of the comments from readers:
“In addition to the substantial feedback noted from others regarding the methodology, it seems the more appropriate title for this survey would be Best Law Firms for Women ATTORNEYS. The majority of people who provide SUPPORT for attorneys at firms are WOMEN–from the mail room to the managing partner’s secretary. …”
“I’m one who made partner while working part-time with kids at a large law firm (one on the list). But I was an exception, not an example. The reality remains that the business model used by most, if not all, firms isn’t designed to accomodate anything but people at their desks, billing time….”
Sometimes the comments are more interesting than the actual survey results. These comments provide a better sense of the accuracy and scope of the survey than the surveyors did in their introduction to the survey.