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18 August 2009
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.
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