There is much to be said for the virtue of having it all, but not all of it at once.
For many attorneys transitioning into the middle years of their careers, moving from being associates to becoming partners, there is a sense that professional responsibilities explode – having to keep up billable hours, delivering work, while also spending time developing client relationships that lead to more work – at the exact same time that personal responsibilities do as well. Balancing commitments to a spouse, kids, and maybe aging parents too, can be overwhelming when layered on top of the pressure to start building your own book of business.
Whatever else might be true about Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, she is a model of dogged persistence. And, in that, her career is an object lesson in what it takes to advance in the legal profession.
It might surprise you to learn that, as a child, I did not dream of growing up to run a successful legal PR firm.