"For real-life female lawyers, and millions of working moms in other high-pressure fields, balancing work and family may be the toughest part of the job. Law firms are starting to recognize the hard choices their female attorneys face. In this, our inaugural Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women list, we salute those firms with groundbreaking programs to help women strike a better work/life balance and climb to the top. Our winning firms have taken the lead in implementing penalty-free flex schedules and mentoring, networking and leadership programs."
To create the list, the magazine used an application measuring "a law firm's workforce profile, benefits and compensation, parental leave, child care, flexibility and retention/advancement of women." The ranking is based on the responses to the application provided by the firms themselves.
What do you think of this methodology? It seems that such policies can look good on paper, but how they are implemented is less clear.