Voice of Experience: Sarah Lamar

For Ms. JD

The Glass Hammer’s Voices of Experience Series recently featured Sarah Lamar, a partner at Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C. and President of ALFA International, a global legal networking organization.

In the article, Lamar, mother to three young boys, reflects on juggling her career and motherhood:

“The ‘choice’ that many women make…is not made in a vacuum. I believe there is still a presumption among some, at least in the law firm environment, that the only approach to success (i.e., equity partnership) is to work full-time/all the time. This traditional view makes it harder for women trying to find a balance between work and family to succeed. This mindset is changing, though, for the better as law firms and other employers increasingly recognize that keeping talent may require flexibility. Alternative work arrangements are certainly more common than they used to be and are made much easier through technology.”