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Firm partners with professional mothers' network to break new ground

By Victoria Basham

10 October 2016 at 08:26 BST

Online legal marketplace Crowd & Co is the latest legal business to partner with ProfessionalMums.net in a bid to capitalise on the many female lawyers looking to move back into the job market after time out.

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ProfessionalMums is a platform for skilled women looking to return to the workforce, or seeking a more flexible working opportunity. CEO Kate Mills told Australasian Lawyer it aims to provide ‘a solution for those women who have left the profession and are looking to get back in but find it hard to get back in in a traditional way.’

Contract work

Ms Mills added that while there are many gap-bridging strategies, sourcing contract work can be a very useful method as it gives both sides a chance to ‘try before you buy.’

Legal community

Crowd & Co CEO Jarred Hardman said the partnership is a ‘win-win’ for clients and lawyers in the network, adding that the firm aims ‘to be part of the legal community and support the other organisations that are trying to do something a bit different.’

Other firms

Law firms that have previously partnered with ProfessionalMums include Allens, Maddocks and Corrs Chambers Westgarth. 


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