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18 August 2009

Laura Baptie Appears in Kelowna Daily Courier Article on Women and Work-Life Balance in Law

Farris Associate Laura Baptie features in the article entitled “Work-life Balance the Key”, which appeared in the Kelowna Daily Courier on Wednesday, August 12. Citing the statistic that 33% of women in Law who were called in 2003 were no longer practising 5 years later, writer Steve MacNaull interviews two Kelowna women in the context of the Law Society of British Columbia’s recently-released Benchers’ Bulletin entitled “Retaining women lawyers.”

In the article, Baptie says she “certainly plan[s] to practice a long time. [She’s] already making a conscious effort to find that balance between [her] demanding work and a full personal life.” She goes on to say that, “Law requires long hours. I knew that coming in. I feel I‘m in a position to do that now because I‘m not married yet (she‘s engaged) and I don‘t have children yet. But we do plan to have children. Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP promotes work-life balance and offers flexibility. They recognize that people have a life outside work and they want to keep good people,” says Baptie.

To read the complete article in the online Kelowna Daily Courier, please click here.

Story also picked up by TheSpec.com and The Daily Gleaner.

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