Working Parents Committee

Working Parents Committee

Mission

Our mission is to provide a resource group to support parents across the Firm who are managing the complex challenges of both professional and parental responsibilities. Our goals are:

  1. To listen and learn.
  2. To engage in an exchange of information and an ongoing dialogue.
  3. To develop and release initiatives and support mechanisms that you can rely on. 

Background

Our Firm understands that parents are navigating a continuously-changing landscape of remote school instruction, hybrid school schedules and childcare challenges. The Working Parents Committee provides information and resources to support parents during this unique time.  The Committee strives to address the acute challenges parents are facing now, and will continue to support parents as we transition back to life post-COVID-19 – whatever that may look like.

Initiatives

  • Organize and moderate Town Hall forums to provide ongoing opportunities for parents to share their experiences and receive support from colleagues.
  • Provide curated resources for parents and children, including articles, podcasts, activities, disability resources, and more.
  • Provide opportunities for communication with colleagues through a specialized Firm App to discuss a wide range of parental issues.
  • Serve as a liaison between individual staff and attorneys and Firm leadership to share issues of concern.
Membership
The Committee is open to every interested parent at our Firm – attorneys and staff alike – as well as anyone interested in being an ally for parents.
Committee Leadership
Meri Kahan
Staff Co-Chair
meri.kahan@saul.com
Leah D. Leyendecker
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Liaison
leah.leyendecker@saul.com
Patricia Markey
Staff Co-Chair
Patricia.Markey@saul.com
Ruth A. Rauls
Attorney Co-Chair
ruth.rauls@saul.com
Nicholas C. Stewart
Attorney Co-Chair
nicholas.stewart@saul.com
Committee Leadership
Meri Kahan
Staff Co-Chair
meri.kahan@saul.com
Leah D. Leyendecker
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Liaison
leah.leyendecker@saul.com
Patricia Markey
Staff Co-Chair
Patricia.Markey@saul.com
Ruth A. Rauls
Attorney Co-Chair
ruth.rauls@saul.com
Nicholas C. Stewart
Attorney Co-Chair
nicholas.stewart@saul.com