Action Step – Make Your Family Leave and Flexibility Policies Inclusive

The Alliance’s Action Steps are designed to assist organizations with implementing practical strategies and policies related to diversity and flexibility.  Members can access full versions of all of the Alliance’s Action Steps in the Member Resource Center.


Most lawyers will be caregivers to someone – a child, significant other, a family member – at some point during their careers. This is true regardless of gender and parental status. Providing paid leave is an attractive benefit and can help alleviate the chronic stress, depression, and burnout that caregivers experience. Findings from the Yale Law Women Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms 2015 Report support the Alliance’s recommendation that law firms can improve recruiting and retention by including all caregiving lawyers in their family-friendly programs and policies.  What else can firms and law departments do to attract and retain lawyers who provide elder or family care?…

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