MoFo has one of the most family-friendly work environments in the legal profession. For the last three years, Yale Law Women has included the firm on its prestigious list of the Top 10 Family Friendly Firms, and in 2016 Yale Law Women recognized us as one of the top five firms California. We also are on the Working Mother and Flex-Time lawyers’ list of the top 50 firms for women eight times since the launch of its annual policy survey in 2007.
The secret to these accomplishments?
Robust work-life programs that, in meeting the unique needs of our individual lawyers, create a culture of opportunity.
As a firm, MoFo has long recognized that our lawyers have responsibilities outside the firm that need to be supported. Our work culture embraces the flexibility that virtually everyone needs from time to time. But for lawyers who require more permanent arrangements over extended periods, we offer various programs to help these individuals fulfill their critical obligations outside the firm while continuing to support their professional development and contributions within the firm.
These programs include:
Our parental leave policy is one of the most generous in the legal industry.
Primary caregivers — regardless of gender — have the opportunity to take up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child. Secondary caregivers can take up to six weeks of paid parental leave. As a matter of policy, we automatically grant reduced-hours arrangements for one year to all lawyers who return to work from parental leave. We also offer “transition time” during the four weeks immediately preceding and following a parental leave, reducing hourly expectations by 50 percent.
MoFo is one of only 25 firms that participated in the OnRamp Fellowship Program. Described as a “returnship,” OnRamp helps women lawyers return to the workforce after taking time off from their careers.
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