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Partner Gordon Greenwood Speaks to U.C. Berkeley Law Students Raising Families

Boalt Parents NetworkOn February 4, Partner Gordon Greenwood spoke as a panelist at a luncheon event hosted by Boalt Parents Network. Boalt Parents Network offers support, resources and insights to young parents throughout the Bay Area, including those attending U.C. Berkeley’s prestigious School of Law, also known as Boalt Hall.

The group was co-founded last year by upcoming 2016 Kazan Law summer clerk, Brittany Arsiniega who, along with 40 other Boalt Parents Network members, balances the daily demands of raising a family with the rigors of being a student or teacher at a law school. Boalt Parents Network offers members a forum of support through in-person events. Additionally, members have access to a group website, where they can tap into resources, plus share tips and advice on a host of topics, ranging from day care to parental leave and careers. In its inaugural year, Boalt Parents Network held a trick-or-treat event at the school, where faculty and administrative office personnel shared treats with the students’ children and admired their costumes.

Boalt Parents Network: Work Family Dilemma Series

In February, Boalt Parents Network presented a three-part “Work-Family Dilemma” luncheon series designed to educate and advise young law students on managing both their career and family goals and finding joy in each. Mr. Greenwood was honored to speak at the final event entitled “Lawyer Parents Tell All,” where he was asked to provide guidance for students with families or those seeking to start families.

“We wanted to bring together practitioners from a variety of legal careers who would speak frankly about interviewing, legal and societal issues, as well as balancing a fulfilling career with family responsibilities,” explains Boalt Parents Network Co-Founder, Brittany Arsiniega. “We were happy Mr. Greenwood accepted our invitation, bringing his unique perspective as a plaintiff’s attorney, as well as his own experiences as a lawyer raising a family.”

On the panel, Mr. Greenwood shared his trademark humor, anecdotes and strong encouragement for everyone to value and prioritize family — advice, according to one attendee, she “hadn’t heard from too many lawyers.”

Mr. Greenwood lectures throughout the United States on subjects related to his practice and subjects that are near and dear to his heart.

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