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"Got Kids? These Clients Don't Care"

Well, all I can say to this is "ouch!"

"So much for sisterhood.

"Women juggling kids and careers in private practice might expect some sympathy, maybe even a little slack, from female clients. After all, the thinking goes, they can relate.

"Or not.

"Last week, a panel of in-house counsel [PDF link] at a National Association of Women Lawyers event in Los Angeles told the crowd to keep their personal lives out of the equation: Clients should come first.

"'If there's a family crisis or something with the kids or other clients, we don't care about it -- get the job done,' Linda Louie, general counsel for the National Hot Rod Association, told an audience of about 100 women Wednesday. 'You are a commodity to us -- show me how you can solve a problem.'"

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