A NEW COURSE FOR DENISE HOWELL . . . Over the weekend, Denise Howell wrote a long post explaining, in part, how she plans to view her work life now that she's gone from megafirm Reed Smith--
Instead of shoehorning my most important job — being a mom — into the discrete chunks of time can be wrested away from the demands of being even a part time lawyer at one of the world's biggest firms, my professional roadmap henceforth will involve only things that are washed through a stringent "how much do I really love that?" filter, and can be comfortably accomplished in the limited, catch-as-catch-can hunks of time that fall serendipitously out of the sky during the course of my other "duties."
There's plenty in the post about law firms, parenting, and technology, from someone with the experience to write very thoughtfully about those issues. Be sure to read it if you haven't already. And good luck to Denise.