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Inbox: Society doesn't value genders equally

August 29, 2012
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Dear Ms. Lucas,

 Thank you for your editorial in the Aug. 3 -16 edition of the Indiana Lawyer addressing the issue of whether women attorneys can really have it all and inviting your readers to share their own experience in balancing work and family and offer innovative solutions. As an attorney, author, parent and the founder of Socratic Parenting LLC, I’ve come to the conclusion that I can have it all, just not all at the same time. In part, I have it all because I am married to an attorney who earns enough on his own to support our family comfortably. I hope that one day, maybe when our 10-year-old daughter enters a profession, we’ll have moved beyond our patriarchal paradigm, not toward gender neutrality, but toward a society that embraces and values men and women equally. Only then will women, and men, be able to have it all and all at the same time.

Thank you again for your insightful viewpoint.

Laurie Gray
Fort Wayne

Read more about Laurie’s experience at www.theindianalawyer.com/more-on-laurie-gray/PARAMS/article/29428 

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  1. What is this, the Ind Supreme Court thinking that there is a separation of powers and limited enumerated powers as delegated by a dusty old document? Such eighteen century thinking, so rare and unwanted by the elites in this modern age. Dictate to us, dictate over us, the massess are chanting! George Soros agrees. Time to change with times Ind Supreme Court, says all President Snows. Rule by executive decree is the new black.

  2. I made the same argument before a commission of the Indiana Supreme Court and then to the fedeal district and federal appellate courts. Fell flat. So very glad to read that some judges still beleive that evidentiary foundations matter.

  3. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  4. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  5. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

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