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Web Exclusive: Women lawyers find freedom owning law firms

Indianapolis Attorney and WOL Member Paula Finch and Philadelphia Attorney and WOL Founder and President Nicole Galli comment on women lawyers finding freedom owning law firms.  Check out the article ... https://www.theindianalawyer.com/articles/48796-web-exclusive-women-lawyers-find-freedom-owning-law-firms

Fran Griesing, Advisory Board Chair for WOL, was featured in Huffington Post’s list of “99 Limit Breaking Female Founders”

Fran Griesing, Advisory Board Chair for WOL, was featured in Huffington Post’s list of “99 Limit Breaking Female Founders” where she shared the most important lessons learned from her experience as the founder and Managing Member of Griesing Law, a full service woman-owned firm in Philadelphia.  Read more

Making the Case: Founder of Largest National Woman-Owned U.S. Law Firm Fights Fair

The highly anticipated fictional meet-up of powerhouse female lawyers Annalise Keating and Olivia Pope is setting Shondaland on fire with the attorney stars of ’”How To Get Away With Murder” and “Scandal” cross-examining their plotlines.

But in real life, there are few women equity partners in big law firms able to make as big a splash.

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Why Women Leave Big Law To Start Their Own Firms

Peggy McCausland was tired of her firm’s networking events.

The potential clientele she wanted to woo — business women — weren’t showing up, she said. So McCausland conceived her own networking event that would draw them — golf lessons, catered meals and shop talk — and asked for the necessary marketing funds. She was a partner at the firm, Blank Rome, after all. Read More

Members of Women Owned Law: Why They Left Big Law to Start Their Own Firms

In this Bloomberg Article, Founding Sponsors and Women Owned Law Members Nancy Mertzel, Nicole GalliSusanne T. Jones, Virginia McMichael, Peggy McCausland, Stephanie Scharf,  and Laura Solomon provide their accounts of why they left Big Law and started their own firms.   Read more at https://bol.bna.com/10-accounts-of-women-who-left-big-law-to-run-their-own-firms/.

WOL President, Nicole Galli, gives advice on the Happy Lawyer on Fostering Relationships and Building Community When Growing Your Practice.

Women Owned Law President, Nicole Galli, has recorded a podcast for the Happy Lawyer Project about the following:

  • Her transition from Big Law to solo practice
  • How she went "entrepreneurial light"
  • Her thoughts on the “right” time to go out on your own
  • The importance of mentor/mentee relationships
  • Her thoughts on gender roles within the legal world
  • The challenges she faced when starting her own firm
  • The different challenges women and men might face when starting their own firms
  • The importance of checking in with yourself and making choices in order to live a happy life
  • How to get involved with Women Owned Law and what's coming down the pipeline for the organization

The Happy Lawyer Project is an inspirational podcast for young lawyers looking to find happiness in life with a law degree. Each episode provides the tips, advice, encouragement and inspiration you need to craft a life and career you love. Welcome to the Happy Lawyer Project!

Listen to the podcast now.

Law Firms’ Problem with Women

Jordan Furlong provides articles about the seemingly endless issue of the apparently insurmountable barrier to the full participation of women in law firms.

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Hanging Out The Alternative Women-Owned Shingle

In June 2017, Women Owned Law member Jordan Fischer and her partner, Rebecca Rakoski opened a woman-owned boutique firm that encapsulates so much about courageous lawyers executing their own vision of practice. 

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Meet the Woman Helping Other Women Start Law Firms

How many women owned law firms are there in the U.S.? Nobody appears to know, according to Nicole Galli, a Big Law refuge who launched her own firm in 2015.

This week, Galli and others formally launched Women Owned Law, an organization dedicated to helping other women legal entrepreneurs network, increase their visibility, and grow their influence.

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When Leaving Big Law, the Financial Struggle Is Real

Alma Asay was counting her nickels in 2014. She pulled the spare change out of her pockets and put it on the table.

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