The Jabot
The Jabot
Mar 26, 2020
Mental Health + Working Parents in the Legal Industry with Summer Eberhard - Episode 31
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Kathryn talks with Summer Eberhard, managing director in the Associate Practice Group at Major, Lindsey & Africa and a working mother who advises young lawyers on negotiating their parental leave, and about the intersection of mental health issues and parenthood. They discuss the challenges of working as a lawyer and parent amid the COVID-19 outbreak, how associates should ask for and take parental leave, and some of the mental health issues that accompany both challenging tasks. Enjoy this episode!

 

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Episode Highlights
  • Mental health and working parents - 1:44
  • Living in a world with coronavirus - 2:07
  • Full-time working parents - 3:02
  • Stress - 4:08
  • Mental health during the coronavirus - 5:45
  • Prioritizing your mental health - 6:11
  • Working parents at home - 6:40
  • Summer's background - 7:39
  • The role of mental health issues - 9:05
  • Balancing stress and anxiety - 10:24
  • Worried about the coronavirus pandemic - 12:58
  • Having the support that you need - 13:47
  • One of the biggest mental health problems for working parents - 15:30
  • The other side of parental leave - 22:33
  • Mental health issues after taking parental leave - 22:50
  • Being a full-time attorney again - 24:01
  • A piece of advice for parents that need to talk with their firms after parental leave - 27:17

 

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