Pivoting when one-third of your fee earners are taking maternity leave

Pivoting when one-third of your fee earners are taking maternity leave

27 August 2021 By Robyn Tongol

Right now, 37.5 per cent of fee earners at one Sydney-based practice are pregnant and due to take leave. Here, that firm’s director – who is one of those expecting lawyers – discusses how the firm is taking steps to ensure its ongoing success.

On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Holmes Donnelly & Co Director Laura Donnelly to talk about the adjustments that her firm is currently undergoing to not only support those taking time off but also ensure those who will still be working can flourish.

Ms Donnelly also delves into the opportunities that have arisen as a result of such a high proportion of fee earners taking maternity leave, how her career to date has informed her leadership approach in this time, what she wants other firms to take away from what her firm is doing, and her desire for the normalisation of family planning conversations in the workplace.

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