Any Moms In Law School? Any Lawyer Moms Out There?

Mary - posted on 11/18/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Are you in law school right now? Are you a mom, also working as a lawyer?
Share with us your stories about balancing law life and motherhood!

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Denise - posted on 02/05/2013

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Am I a mom in law school? Yes. Am I am mother of five in law school? Yes. Is that the craziest thing you've ever heard? Maybe. Raising five children and running a household is difficult for most stay at home moms. What about stay at home moms with stay at home children who are home schooled? Well I am a full time law student, with 5 stay at home children, 4 of which go to cyber school. I have a husband and a dad who help and a very responsible teen. It is very challenging for all of us but the better arrangement than dealing with brick and mortar schools right now. Heck, half the reason I want to be a lawyer is to take on the deficiencies in the school system through use of the legal system. So it sounds crazy and it has proved to be a challenge in my grades. But this semester, I have the whole family on board and everyone will be pulling their weight so that I can spend more time studying. As I am writing this I should be reading Justice Robert's opinion in the health care law case so...goodnight!

Lina - posted on 03/11/2010

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Well, I am a mom and a lawyer. Im from Lithuania, in Europe. We, Lithuanian moms, enjoy the right to raise our kids ourselves, being paid by the government 100 precent former sallary for the first year and 85 percent for the second year. So, I will not work until my DD is 2. But I suppose, combining motherhood and a lawyer practice (im a notary, but in Lithuania they do much more than in USA, in particular working with inreal property, its one of most desired legal professions) is such a task... well, we'll see. good luck for all of you :)

Amy - posted on 02/25/2010

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I am in law school right now in my first year! Balancing is such a hard task but the best advice given was to pencil in time for everything. My daily planner literally has every hour scheduled, including time to read the materials, study, create my outlines, time for my boyfriend (I'm a single mom), my son, and even "me time". However, with some of the highest grades in my classes, it seems to be paying off so far (although I've only had one fall finals so far). The hardest part of all of this was figuring out how to accept that things were not going to be perfect, that sometimes, (especially in midterms/finals week) I was not going to be cooking and we would have cereal or frozen food for dinner, and that I may even have to take a day off work to study here and there. I am an evening student so I work during the day and 3 days a week jet off to school after work. This makes it difficult to spend time with my son since i do not see him for more than the time it takes to get ready in the morning and take him to school. However, I know that this will pay off in the end and that I will have a proud little boy at my graduation cheering for me. This is atleast what I keep telling myself so that I don't quit and that I have hair still left on my head by the time I finish!... Here's hoping I make it out alive. How do you moms do it that are attorneys? I am more nervous about once I make it into practice about how to juggle everything then.

Ashleigh - posted on 01/19/2010

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I am a paralegal in BC Canada. I am also a very busy single mother of 3 school aged children!

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