December 19, 2019 Article

Re-Entering the Legal Profession after Caring for Kids

As our world changes, men and women can be free to take on non-stereotypical roles when there is a lower threat of job loss from raising a family.

By Tien T. Cai

There are always compromises when balancing work and family. After a six-month unpaid maternity leave in 2003, I returned to work part-time as an associate attorney in construction litigation. One month later, I resigned because my husband’s company relocated us a couple of times; and for numerous reasons, I did not apply for work. By March 2018, my husband was no longer with his former company, and we decided to switch roles. He could spend more time with our teenagers and be our main care provider, and I could re-enter the legal profession. 

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