Which Law Firms May Actually be Celebrating Mother's Day?

Published: May 06, 2015

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In honor of Mother’s Day (don’t panic, there’s still time to send your mom flowers), Vault is pleased to congratulate the law firms, chosen by Yale Law Women, that make it easier for moms (and dads) to be actively involved in their children’s lives while still billing those hours!  Yale Law Women’s Top Ten Family Friendly Firms Initiative surveys the polices of law firms ranking in Vault’s Top 100 that indicate family friendliness to highlight positive trends in the legal industry and draw attention to areas that need improvement.  

Below please find the Yale Law Women’s 2015 Top Ten Firms, in alphabetical order:

New on this year’s list are Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft; Duane Morris; and WilmerHale. Associates from the newcomers that participated in Vault’s 2015 Law Firm Associate Survey, a survey of over 17,000 associates from over 150 large and mid-sized law firms from across the United States, were eager to praise their firms’ family-friendly policies that may have allowed them to beat out other firms and make the Yale Law Women’s list.

An associate from WilmerHale raved:

“We have a VERY generous parental leave policy.  If you're a primary caregiver you get 4.5 months PAID, and 2 months paid if you're a secondary caregiver.”

And an associate at Cadwalader noted:

“The women's law initiative is probably the most successful and the most advanced. The women I know who have been involved in the pilot program to be paired with a sponsor partner have been excited about it.”

Congratulations to all the firms that ranked in the 2015 Yale Law Women’s Top Ten Family Friendly Firms list. Now call your mother!

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