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Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers Name Lindquist & Vennum One of “50 Best Law Firms for Women”

08.05.14

Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers today announced the 2014 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers “50 Best Law Firms for Women,” lauded for their family friendly policies, business development, and career development initiatives that are helping to retain women attorneys and advance them into the leadership pipeline. Lindquist & Vennum LLP has been selected for the prestigious list.

The full list of the 2014 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women includes the percentage of female partners, the percentage of each firm’s lawyers who work reduced hours, and additional key highlights. Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers founded the 50 Best Law Firms for Women initiative in 2007 to celebrate the law firms that are most successful in retaining and promoting women lawyers. The goal was to give law firms the benchmarking tools to enable them to improve the status of women at their firms in the future. The representation of women at the equity partner, non-equity partner, and counsel levels has continued to increase since 2007. The survey found that 20% of lawyers at the winning firms use full-time flex-time work arrangements, compared to 15% of 2013’s Best Law Firms, and the percentage of lawyers who work reduced hours grew to 10% from 9% last year. The law firms are featured in the August/September issue of the magazine.

“It is a challenge for anyone to be a working parent these days, particularly a lawyer with many competing demands for her time,” stated Nancy Vollertsen, partner at Lindquist & Vennum. “Lindquist is pleased to be recognized again by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers as a Best Law Firm for Women for its commitment to work-life balance.”

About Flex-Time Lawyers
Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is an international consulting firm founded by Deborah Epstein Henry in the late 1990s, providing advisory, training and speaking services to employers and professionals on work life balance, retaining and promoting women and new models of legal practice. It provides consulting and speaking services at law firms, corporations, professional service firms, non-profits, bar associations, law schools, conferences, and retreats. Flex-Time Lawyers hosts a membership organization, offering quarterly in-person and webcast events on timely issues with prominent speakers.  Membership also provides resources, networking opportunities and education about legal industry norms. For more information, please visit http://www.flextimelawyers.com.

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute (workingmother.com/wmri), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers.

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