McGuireWoods LLP partnered with Working Mother magazine to provide a
seminar entitled “The Search for Work/Life Balance” on Friday, May 30, from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond.
The program provided career women in leadership roles with time management
advice, leadership examples and a workshop for planning work/life balance. Carol
Evans, founder and chief executive officer of Working Mother, was the
keynote speaker. McGuireWoods was one of 50 law firms selected in 2007 for the
inaugural list in Working Mother magazine of “Best Law Firms for Women
earlier press release).
The panel speakers included:
- Grace den Hartog, senior vice president and general counsel at Owens &
- Tara Louise Casey, director of pro bono services at the University of
Richmond School of Law, who also works in conjunction with the Center for
Maureen Ackerly, a partner at McGuireWoods who won the 2006 Richmond
SunTrust Marathon and the 2008 Napa Valley Marathon;
Lori Lord, an associate at McGuireWoods, who practices appellate law and
securities and class-action litigation. She came to McGuireWoods after
taking time for nearly four years to stay at home with her two young
First Lady of Virginia Anne Holton was guest of honor and made the closing
remarks on her own experiences as a working mother.