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Eight of this year’s 50 Best Law Firms for Women chosen by Flex-Time Lawyers and Working Mother magazine have an Atlanta office—but none are based here.

The firms were evaluated for their family-friendly policies and career-advancement initiatives to help women lawyers develop business and become firm leaders. To be considered, firms were required to have 50 or more lawyers and to submit an application answering more than 300 questions.

Some findings:

—The firms chosen had 19 percent female equity partners, on average, compared to a national average of 17 percent. That’s an increase from 16 percent female equity partners at the 50 Best Firms for Women in 2007, the first year of the survey.

—All of the firms offer flexible hours for fulltime lawyers and reduced hours schedules, but only 20 percent of lawyers at these firms used the flexible hours arrangement (up from 15 percent in 2013) and only 10 percent worked reduced hours (up from 9 percent in 2013).

—While lawyers working reduced hours are eligible for equity partnership at 48 of the firms, zero lawyers at these firms were working reduced hours when promoted to equity partner.

—Forty percent of the firms had two or more women among their top 10 rainmakers, up from 32 percent last year.

It’s worth noting that the percentage of women equity partners is below the 17 percent national average at three of the firms with Atlanta offices that made the list (Seyfarth Shaw, Duane Morris and McGuire Woods).

Vivia Chen, The American Lawyer’s Careerist columnist, takes issue with weighting mommy-friendly policies over career advancement in deciding what firms are good for women. “Should firms that fail to promote women to equity partnership in meaningful numbers be lauded? Isn’t there something slightly narrow and paternalistic (or is it maternalistic?) in weighing mommy-friendly measures so heavily?” she asks.

Here are the eight Best Law Firms for Women with an Atlanta office, ranked by the percentage of female equity partners. The full list is published in Working Mother magazine.

Littler (San Francisco)

—Women chair the board of directors, make up 30 percent of management committee and head 14 practice groups and 13 offices at the nation’s largest labor and employment firm.

—28 percent female equity partners

—49 percent female nonequity partners

—13 percent lawyers work reduced hours

Schiff Hardin (Chicago)

—Leaders vet all client teams to make sure diverse lawyers are represented. Paid parental leave just increased from 12 to 18 weeks.

—22 percent female equity partners

—33 percent female nonequity partners

—6 percent lawyers work reduced hours

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner (Washington)

—Associates can cut hours by up to 40 percent and stay on extended partnership track.

—19 percent female equity partners

—31 percent female nonequity partners

—11 percent lawyers working reduced hours

DLA Piper (Baltimore)

—Just raised paid parental leave from 90 days to 18 weeks. Lawyers can spend three months phasing back into work after a long leave.

—18 percent female equity partners

—N/A: female nonequity partners

—11 percent lawyers working reduced hours

Hunton & Williams (Richmond, Va.)

—Lots of flexible scheduling options, including telecommuting, working on a project to project basis or taking up to five years off.

—18 percent female equity partners

—N/A: female nonequity partners

—15 percent lawyers working reduced hours

Seyfarth Shaw (Chicago)

—Unlimited vacation days, alternative schedules and a nonpartnership track.

—16 percent female equity partners

—22 percent female nonequity partners

—8 percent lawyers working reduced hours

Duane Morris (Philadelphia)

—Active women’s initiative and networking with potential Fortune 500 clients through Project X-Factor.

—12 percent female equity partners

—26 percent female nonequity partners

—13 percent lawyers working reduced hours

McGuireWoods (Richmond, Va.)

—18 weeks of paid maternity leave.

—11 percent female equity partners

—24 percent female nonequity partners

—6 percent lawyers working reduced hours