My Little Law Firm empowers lawyer moms. The NYC firm provides the first child daycare and co-working space to support women pursuing legal protection.
The law firm announced a new program to support lawyer moms. Currently, the care economy is valued at $648 billion – $138 billion more than the US pharmaceutical; hotel; car manufacturing; and social networking industries combined. Childcare is increasingly impacting the job market.
As Angela Autier-Chanot, My Little Law Firm founder, says: “According to the American Bar Association (ABA), 46% of women lawyers leave the profession due to work-life balance, and a lack of childcare plays a critical role in this decision. My Little Law Firm aims to change this trend and provide women with combined childcare and co-working space, so lack of quality childcare never creates a barrier to achieving their dreams in the legal profession.”
My Little Law Firm’s launch aims to empower lawyer moms. The aim is to create a safe and flexible workplace to stop the attrition of women lawyers. As an example for other law firms, the company aims to combine career aspirations and sustainable childcare.
Especially after the pandemic, most mothers had to leave their jobs because of school closings and distant learning. So, My Little Law Firm created tight-knit, supportive environment to offer flexible workplaces, resources, and childcare to balance family and work.
The support system includes childcare programs, a co-working space, and access to concierge services like:
- Personal shopping
- Running errands
- Booking doctor appointments
Remote work offers numerous opportunities for working mothers. This initiative is the first step for lawyer moms and supports their careers.