Duly Noted

Honigman named one of 50 Best Law Firms for Women in U.S.

For the fourth year, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is the only Michigan law firm named one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers. Honigman earned this recognition in 2008, 2009 and 2011 as well (there was no list in 2010). Recognition is based on law firms’ family-friendly policies and focused initiatives to help retain and advance women attorneys.

Honigman will be featured in the Dec./Jan. issue of Working Mother, on workingmother.com and flextimelawyers.com.

Honigman’s family-friendly practices and innovative professional development initiatives have received numerous accolades. The firm earned statewide recognition as a Top Workplace in Michigan from the Detroit Free Press in Nov. 2011. Honigman was ranked sixth on the list, which included such other large employers in the state as Lear, Thomson Reuters, FedEx and Johnson Controls, and was the only law firm honored in this category.

The firm also earned accolades from the Michigan Business & Professional Association for being one of the “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in both the Metropolitan Detroit (2010, 2011 and 2012) and West Michigan regions (2011 and 2012). These awards are based either in whole or in part on employee and attorney interviews and survey responses.

Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, says, “Nearly one third of women lawyers are leaving the legal workforce independent of maternity leave. The Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women have led the way in creating new models for the rest of their profession in promoting women and developing more generous work life policies. These firms deserve recognition for working to improve women’s advancement and to equalize their compensation and access to business development.”

Headquartered in Detroit with offices in Lansing, Oakland County, Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, Honigman has attorneys practicing in more than 50 different areas of concentration.
Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation, publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives and Diversity Best Practices are also units within WMM. Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is an international consulting firm providing advisory, training and speaking services to employers and professionals on work life  balance, retaining and promoting women and new models of legal practice.

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