Lifestyle Lawyer is an excellent resource to help women attorneys navigate the ever-changing (and yet at times, rather stagnate) legal industry. The practical advice coupled with real life stories make this a useful guidebook for women at all stages of their career. As one of the early pioneers of “new law,” I truly wish I had something like this to help me along the way.
—NICOLE NEHAMA AUERBACH—
VALOREM LAW GROUP
VALOREM IS A FIRM NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FOR BLAZING THE ALTERNATIVE FEE ARRANGEMENT TRAIL, NICOLE IS A FOUNDER OF ELEVATENEXT LAW, THE ONLY LAW FIRM IN THE U.S. BACKED BY A GLOBAL LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDER, ELEVATE SERVICES, TO PROVIDE END TO END SOLUTIONS TO CUSTOMERS.
Lee Holcomb’s book, Lifestyle Lawyer, empowers women lawyers to forge career paths that fit their lives. Holcomb dispels the myth that the only options are to sacrifice everything to become a partner in a law firm or to quit. She explains how women lawyers can build careers that let them use their unique talents to make a meaningful difference, while also having time for family and personal pursuits. Holcomb discusses the opportunities and challenges facing female lawyers and outlines in great detail different career paths. Lifestyle Lawyer helps women take control of their careers to create happy, fulfilling lives.
Senior Scholar, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University and Author of Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being
An inspiring and encouraging book for every lawyer asking “How can I be a successful lawyer and still have a life?” Ms. Holcomb’s book is a must read for all lawyers navigating the tremendous changes in the legal industry while trying to find the best path to being a “unique, happy and successful lifestyle attorney.”
—Karen G. Crutchfield—
Member, Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC
While you should have chosen business school instead of law school (just sayin’), you should totally check out this book. Holcomb’s insights will help you broaden the way you think about your career trajectory in the ever-shifting sands of the legal industry. Because if you’re going to be a lawyer, you might as well be a good one.
NATIONALLY-TOURING COMEDIAN, DARTMOUTH MBA
AUTHOR—YOU SHOULD TOTALLY GET AN MBA
Right out of law school I went to work with a large and prestigious law firm. Had 3 children then moved overseas to Warsaw, Poland with my husband for his job. I have no regrets for taking the 8yrs to raise my children. Getting back to law after 8yrs out however was not easy. So I moved on. I was lucky to get a Director level non-legal job (my legal background helped) with a global organization. Holcomb’s advice in Lifestyle Lawyer is on point, valuable and insightful. In the after-life of lawyering, take control of your next career and make it one that interests you and works with your lifestyle. Lifestyle Lawyer will help you make your next career fit into your life rather than the other way around.
Director Multilateral Relations & the Green Climate Fund at the World Wildlife Fund
Lifestyle lawyer is more than just an inspiring, rationalized view on the complex world of the legal profession. It is also the insight of a woman sharing with her readers a way to unbundle the intertwined connections of wishes, aspirations, with the unexpected that life brings in.
—Aysha Jessica Beavers—
Ph.D. candidate at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law