The dirty little secret is out. Some lawyers have families at home, and even small children who occasionally require care and feeding—preferably without sacrificing their parents’ careers.

Dechert announced this week that it will no longer distinguish between primary and secondary caregivers with a new policy offering at least 12 weeks of paid leave for all U.S. employees—both lawyers and business service professionals. A day later, Susman Godfrey said it would provide unlimited paid parental leave to its associates, also regardless of gender or caregiver status.

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