Tuesday, 06 April 2010 06:04

Women Attorneys: Leaving Law Firms, Needing Suppor

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San Diego, CA August 7, 2004 -- Women attorneys are not advancing in law firms at the same rate as their male counterparts. According to the National Association for Law Placement, women attorneys make up 43 percent of associates/staff attorneys in the nation's major law firms. Women comprise only 16 percent of partners in these law firms.

There is no consensus on why there is such a discrepancy between the number of women associates and the number of women partners. San Diego Career Coach and former Attorney Camille Heenan recognized that women attorneys' concerns are not currently being addressed in the legal community. Because of this, she developed AttorneyCrossroads.com, an on-line community and coaching practice for women attorneys.

"This is a serious issue within the legal profession that isn't being adequately addressed," says Heenan, "It is important for women attorneys to have a forum to discuss their career frustrations and concerns. Attorney Crossroads is a place where women attorneys can connect with one another for support and advice."

The website includes a monthly newsletter with articles on work-life balance and career success strategies, a discussion forum for women attorneys, an extensive library of career articles and resources, peer coaching groups and individual coaching services.

"I realize that a website will not solve all of the problems facing women attorneys," says Heenan, "but I believe that this is a positive first step in addressing the issues women are struggling with in their legal careers."

AttorneyCrossroads.com can be found on the world wide web at http://www.AttorneyCrossroads.com
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