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Parenting, Family Leave, Off-Ramping and On-Ramping

Articles

Law Firms Across U.S. Are Boosting Paid Leave
For Working Mothers, BigLaw Remains a Tough Nut to Crack
Maternity buddies: Staying linked to the workplace
Off Ramp to On Ramp: It Can Be a Hard Journey
Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women On the Road to Success
Hewlett, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women On the Road to Success
Why Do Women Lawyers Earn Less than Men? Parenthood and Gender in a Survey of Law School Graduates
Providing Child-Care Could Alleviate Gender Inequality in Law Firms
We Quit: Why Women are Leaving Law Firms                        
Preparing for Re-entry: Lawyer who traded practicing for full-time parenting looks to polish a return strategy
The Mommy Track Turns 21: Why it no longer deserves a bad rap from feminists.
Women's Initiatives Need Focus and Money, Says NAWL Report

American Bar Association Articles – (Require ABA Username and Password)

New Law Provides Protection for Nursing Mothers

Studies & Reports

Report of a National Survey of Women’s Initiatives: The Strategy, Structure, and Scope of Women’s Initiatives in Law Firms
Families & Work Inst., Nat’l Study of Employers, 2008
Litigating the Maternal Wall: U.S. Lawsuits Charging Discrimination against Workers with Family Responsibilities
It's About Time: Part-Time Policies and Practices in Atlanta Law Firms
Report and Recommendations of the Gender Equality Task Force of the Allegheny County Bar Association

Model Policies & Tips on Drafting Policies

Philadelphia Bar Association Model Policy - Parenting Lawyers – Preamble
Philadelphia Bar Association Model Policy - Parenting Lawyers – Model Policy 1: Disability as a Result of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Related Medical Conditions
Philadelphia Bar Association Model Policy - Parenting Lawyers – Model Policy 2: Childcare Leave
Philadelphia Bar Association Model Policy - Parenting Lawyers – Model Policy 3: Family Care Leave
Philadelphia Bar Association Model Policy - Parenting Lawyers – Model Policy 4: Alternative Work Arrangements
New York City Bar: Parental Leave Policies and Practices for Attorneys
Model policies on alternative work arrangements
Childbirth and Parenting Leave: A Report and Model Policy Prepared by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Women in the Law

Other

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) FMLA Eligibility and Benefits
EEOC: Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Care giving Responsibilities
Resources on best practices include: EEOC, “Best” Equal Employment Opportunity Policies, Programs, and Practices in the Private Sector (2d ed. 1998)
Univ. of California, Hastings Coll. of Law, Center for Work-Life Law
Perspectives: A Magazine for and about Women Lawyers

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