Legal Momentum Blog

Legal Momentum Blog

Welcome to Legal Momentum's Blog. We write about stories and issues that relate to our mission. Our Intern Team also posts about issues important to them, offering discussion and insight regarding women's equality and opportunity.
  • Legal Momentum hails President Obama signing into law S. 47, the bi-partisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA).  This VAWA reauthorization represents a giant step forward for all survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. We also applaud the Senate and House members, Republicans and Democrats alike, who stood up and voted for all victims, including LGBT, immigrants, Native women, college students, victims of trafficking and others. 

  • The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is still needed. Stories like a recent post in The Philadelphia Inquirer shows the discrepancy between a positive situation such as actor Claire Danes' pregnancy accommodation on the TV show Homeland, and the reality of everyday working women. Danes was accommodated with wardrobes and camera shots that helped work around her pregnancy.

  • I recently attended a panel entitled "What It’s Really Like to Practice Law as a Woman," and given the cases I’m exposed to here at Legal Momentum, I was expecting a bleak discussion. The panel consisted of two in-house counsels, one U.S. Attorney, and the traditional Biglaw associate not far removed from law school. Contrary to my expectations, all four women expressed feeling at least satisfied, if not more, with how women in their current work place are treated. There was talk of flexible hours, telecommuting, and even paid maternity leave.

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