Mintz has been included in Working Mother’s list of the “Best Law Firms for Women,” which recognizes firms that utilize best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting and developing women lawyers. Mintz was among the 60 firms that earned spots on this year’s list.
“It’s heartening to see the progress women lawyers are making at firms committed to fully utilizing these attorneys’ abilities,” said Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother. “The war for talent is increasing incentives for law firms to invest in retaining women lawyers, which is why we’re seeing more women’s initiatives and parental-support groups. By highlighting what our top firms are doing, we hope others in the legal community will follow.”
Key parental-leave, work-life balance, and career-advancement initiatives offered by Mintz include:
- A gender-neutral parental-leave policy, giving primary caregivers 18 weeks of paid leave and secondary caregivers receive 8 weeks of parental leave.
- Flexible Work Arrangements are available to our attorneys to support their professional development and personal well-being. Subsidized center based back-up child care and in-home back-up care for children and adults
- Nursing rooms in all of the firm’s offices, mini fridges in returning mothers’ offices and the firm provides a service that will ship breastmilk home for mothers who are traveling.
“It is an honor to once again receive this recognition from Working Mother. Mintz strives to develop innovative and effective solutions for women attorneys and families that support our professionals’ growth, success and well-being at the firm,” said Meredith Leary, leader of the firm’s Women’s Initiative.
Mintz is consistently recognized for its diversity-friendly initiatives. The firm was recently acknowledged with Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for achieving high levels of firm partnership and leadership roles held by women.
The full list is available here.
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