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Whether, when and how to balance starting a family with advancing a career in the legal profession are difficult questions attorneys—especially women attorneys—have wrestled with for decades. And while it’s clear there are no one-size-fits-all answers, there is a common view among many women who have juggled building their careers with building their families: It’s very difficult to do without a flexible work environment—and no one should have to.

Zack Needles

Zack Needles is Global Managing Editor, Regional Brands at ALM. He is also the Managing Editor of The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, Delaware Business Court Insider and Delaware Law Weekly. Contact him at 215-557-2373 or zneedles@alm.com. On Twitter: @ZackNeedlesTLI.

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