Hon. Mary Russell Gives Rural MO a Shoutout!

I recently read an article by the esteemed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Hon. Mary Russell, regarding the advancements of women in the legal profession.  Being originally from rural Sikeston, MO and furthermore from an extremely large family consisting almost exclusively of women who chose teaching, nursing, and child-rearing professions, I can recognize the lengths women lawyers in rural Missouri have gone to in order to pave the way for women to be valued members of our profession.  Now living in urban Missouri, although it is much more common to find women lawyers continuing to gain respect, it is still sparse to find married women – and even sparser, married women with more than one small child – continuing to fight the good fight.  I commend those women who walk off the beaten path to do the things that they think are best for themselves and their families.  For me, that decision also includes having my children see mommy go off to work every day, not because she has to, but because she wants to.  My profession is not perfect, but at the end of the day, I can always say that I’ve helped someone.  Not everybody gets to do that.  Here’s to those of us still fighting the good fight!  For more on the article by Hon. Russell, see http://www.courts.mo.gov/pressrel.nsf/fa1bcbaea6d7c117862567670079a321/39b86fb6f8144e5a86257c9f0060b649?OpenDocument

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    May 30, 2014 REPLY

    I have a lot of respect for women that challenge the stereotypes of a mother– and you're right, going to work everyday sets an example for your kids they won't soon forget. Although it's not for everyone, I'm glad you found your niche in life.

    Jenn | http://www.tchlaw.net/Bankruptcy-FAQ.html

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