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Working parents find themselves caught in the crossfire—managing their lives and careers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and working through a child care crisis of epic proportions. The result? The potential for a long-term talent exodus that disproportionately impacts women and diverse attorneys or, for those who remain in the workforce, a professional framework that ends up unintentionally penalizing parents. The solution? Surprisingly, at least for a start, the demonstration of empathy and understanding by employers and leaders.


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