Profiles on Mom-Owned Law Firms
MyShingle.com Profiles Mom-Owned Law Firms and Focuses on Women Who “Own Not Loan Their Talent”
Being a parent and working, let alone owning a business, is tough. MyShingle.com, a well known blog among solo and small firm owners, and the legal industry as a whole, recognized the importance of highlighting an often forgot-about section of law firms: mom-owned law firms. In their most recent series of blog posts, they focus on the struggles and triumphs of these women, including, most recently, our very own Kristen Stanley-Wallace. We are so thankful that MyShingle.com is bringing recognition to this important section of the legal community.
Here is a quick look at a portion of the interview:
Has becoming a mom influenced your decision to start or continue to operate your own law firm? If so, how? Absolutely! My little girl was not born when I started the firm but the possibility of her is what inspired me to begin. Now that she is here, for me and my family, owning my own firm is the best of both worlds.
Would you recommend to other women lawyers who have children to consider starting a law firm – and what advice would you give them? If you think it would be good for your family, do it. If you are married, make sure your partner backs you 100% on the decision because they will be working at it too – just in a different way. Don’t get discouraged! There will be setbacks, there will be times you can’t make your child’s recital or school presentation. You will work harder than you have ever worked – BUT, if you are anything like me, you will love every minute of it.