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Best Friends at the Bar: An interview with author Susan Smith Blakely

by Stephanie Martin

Best friends at the barThe position in which female law students and new attorneys find themselves at the current time is almost unprecedented. On top of the many normal pressures they and their peers face, these individuals face one of the worst employment climates for new attorneys. Along with those pressures, many of these young women also contemplate their future: their ascent to career success, their happiness in their personal lives, and their ability to balance it all.

Standing at such a crossroads, many of these young women may find themselves searching for a roadmap. Luckily, that roadmap has arrived, in the form of two books written by attorney Susan Smith Blakely. In her Best Friends at the Bar series, Ms. Blakely not only discusses her own experiences navigating the legal profession, but shares the experiences of many practitioners who have achieved success in their own rights. In What Women Need to Know About a Career in the Law, Blakely takes a high-level look at the opportunities and the challenges faced by women in the legal profession Continue reading