Drew Eckl & Farnham partner Taylor Poncz was recently interviewed by Law360 for their article, “Georgia Justice Breaks New Ground With Judicial Maternity Leave.” The piece highlights the notable decision of Georgia Supreme Court Justice Sarah Warren to take maternity leave while serving on the bench, and the impact her decision may have on “lead[ing] the way for prospective and working mothers who want to climb the legal ladder with families in tow.”
Poncz, along with other attorneys in the metro-Atlanta area, shared their views on the significance shifting the narrative and normalizing taking maternity leave in the legal industry. Each noted how critical it was, and is, to receive support from their respective colleagues, clients and firms. Poncz co-founded the DEF’s women’s group, and with other female partners runs a podcast, called The Mother Board, about juggling work and family commitments.
Read the article in its entirety on Law360, linked below.
Taylor Poncz has been litigating cases for over a decade and focuses her practice exclusively in the defense of Workers’ Compensation claims for employers, insurers and self-insurers throughout the state of Georgia. In 2016, Taylor was selected as a Georgia Rising Stars®, voted as one of Atlanta’s best lawyers. Only 2.5 percent of the attorneys in Georgia are honored on the Georgia Rising Stars list. Taylor’s philosophy is, and has always been, about communication, collaboration with clients and closing cases efficiently and expeditiously. Most recently, she and some fellow mom lawyers at the firm started a Podcast called The Mother Board, which focuses on the challenges and issues female lawyers face when taking an active role in their families while taking charge of their careers.