Many female lawyers eventually leave the law firm world, especially when they realize the work-life balance may not exist to raise a family. But the reasons aren't always straightforward. One former lawyer says she grew disillusioned when she realized law school had nothing to do with justice. And Lauren Drake, now at the consulting firm McKinsey & Co., cites billable-hour requirements as her core complaint. "The reward was more work," she says of turning work around quickly. Law firms, are you listening?
Leaving Your Legal Career Far Behind
February 23, 2007