Meet 23 women lawyers who are designing their own path and defining success on their terms! And they want you to do the same.
Women in Law Discovering the True Meaning of Success chronicles the stories of 23 women lawyers as each one embarks on her own personal journey of self-love, self-reflection, and self-awareness to define for herself what success means in law—and in life.
THIS IS THE PERFECT BOOK FOR PRE-LAW STUDENTS, LAW STUDENTS, AND NEW LAWYERS!
Each story is as unique as the author, expressing the trials and tribulations leading up to a defining moment in each author's life. Some women share heartbreaking stories of challenges they have overcome, while others share stories of how they gained the strength to make the choice, in some cases, to follow a different path.
Women in Law provides uplifting and triumphant recollections with words of encouragement for those considering a career in law. Pre-law students, law students, and new lawyers will find these stories particularly poignant and helpful. In fact, women in any profession will find this book uplifting and encouraging as they embark on their own path toward defining success for themselves. Each story depicts a particularly evocative discovery of what is meaningful and how defining success is a personal endeavor.
The authors are confident that Women in Law will help dispel the myths surrounding the practice of law and its traditional definition of "success" while honoring the sacrifices that many women have made, and feel they must continue to make, to reach the pinnacle.
Proceeds from Women in Law are being donated to the charity, Ms. JD, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of women in law school and the legal profession.
Women in Law contains a foreword written by Heidi K. Brown, author of The Introverted Lawyer, who says, "The authors in this book aspire to inspire the next generation of lawyers to realize: The law is a new language."
The accomplished women lawyers behind Women in Law hail from BigLaw, small law, and everything in between, including alternative careers to traditional law practice. They are:
Jennifer Belmont Jennings
Talar Herculian Coursey
Lisa Quinn O'Flaherty
"This book is an indispensable guide to help you navigate through any challenge or obstacle you may encounter during your career." -Roberta "Bobbi" Liebenberg, former Chair, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession and Senior Partner, Fine, Kaplan and Black
"The rich, diverse voices of women attorneys beckon the reader to reflect on the many experiences shared, and then seem to invite the reader to write their own unique story ..." -Michele Mayes, General Counsel, New York Public Library
"There are countless ways to use the skills that accompany a legal education. The stories in this book demonstrate that you can create your own definition of success. As these women share, the first step is to silence your fears." -Lauren Rikleen, President, Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership, and author of The Shield of Silence