51 min

14: Insight from Lawyer Moms Parents At Work

    • Kids & Family

Juggling parenthood as a working mom can be a challenge, especially as a lawyer. Today, Tom Spiggle and Co-host Lori Mihalich-Levin interview two moms who work within the legal field, Anjali Patel and Katy Robinette. 
 
Both mothers currently have two children ranging from the ages of 15 months to 4 years., They discuss their experience as working parents in the private and public sectors, how they found a system that works for them, and the most important things they’ve learned throughout their time as a working parent. 
 
For more insight on what it looks like to succeed in life as a mom and lawyer, tune into this episode of Parents at Work. 
 
Show Highlights: 
 
Katy’s experience transitioning into a judicial clerkship as a mom  Anjali’s experience having children as a mid-level associate at a large firm Preparing to be a working mom and aligning your career with parenthood Looking at jobs with benefits and flexibility for families  Asking firms about their parental policies and finding a firm that offers what you need  Macro and micro perspectives about what it’s like to be a mom and a lawyer  Skills that parenthood provides within the workplace  The push and pull parents feel trying to balance parenthood and a career  Support systems that were effective returning to the office from maternity leave  Changes that are happening in law that are impacting parents  Advice for navigating parenthood in the workplace  The importance of advocating for yourself and asking hard questions  Learning to communicate about your needs as a working parent  
Links: 
 
 Contact Lori: lori@mindfulreturn.com
 
https://www.mindfulreturn.com
 
Contact Tom: 
 
https://www.spigglelaw.com/podcasts/parents-at-work/
 
Books mentioned: 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17383921-all-joy-and-no-fun
 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/769016.How_to_Talk_So_Kids_Will_Listen_Listen_So_Kids_Will_Talk

Juggling parenthood as a working mom can be a challenge, especially as a lawyer. Today, Tom Spiggle and Co-host Lori Mihalich-Levin interview two moms who work within the legal field, Anjali Patel and Katy Robinette. 
 
Both mothers currently have two children ranging from the ages of 15 months to 4 years., They discuss their experience as working parents in the private and public sectors, how they found a system that works for them, and the most important things they’ve learned throughout their time as a working parent. 
 
For more insight on what it looks like to succeed in life as a mom and lawyer, tune into this episode of Parents at Work. 
 
Show Highlights: 
 
Katy’s experience transitioning into a judicial clerkship as a mom  Anjali’s experience having children as a mid-level associate at a large firm Preparing to be a working mom and aligning your career with parenthood Looking at jobs with benefits and flexibility for families  Asking firms about their parental policies and finding a firm that offers what you need  Macro and micro perspectives about what it’s like to be a mom and a lawyer  Skills that parenthood provides within the workplace  The push and pull parents feel trying to balance parenthood and a career  Support systems that were effective returning to the office from maternity leave  Changes that are happening in law that are impacting parents  Advice for navigating parenthood in the workplace  The importance of advocating for yourself and asking hard questions  Learning to communicate about your needs as a working parent  
Links: 
 
 Contact Lori: lori@mindfulreturn.com
 
https://www.mindfulreturn.com
 
Contact Tom: 
 
https://www.spigglelaw.com/podcasts/parents-at-work/
 
Books mentioned: 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17383921-all-joy-and-no-fun
 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/769016.How_to_Talk_So_Kids_Will_Listen_Listen_So_Kids_Will_Talk

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