My Legal BFF is the brainchild of a group of South Carolina female attorneys with 20+ years in the profession who felt they craved a place to support one another and to offer their support and wisdom to others.
The idea came to mind when we learned that a dear friend and fellow female lawyer called Lawyers Helping Lawyers in the middle of the night simply because she felt she was at a breaking point and didn’t know where else to turn. It was sad to think that she didn't feel comfortable enough to reach out to one of us! We then realized that perhaps as women in a male dominated field we don't do enough to be there for each other - personally and professionally. We looked for support type networks to join but we just didn't find them, so we created our own.
We hope that My Legal BFF will be more than a networking site for female attorneys. We hope it will be a gathering place where women in the legal profession can find a friend. We aren't counselors, therapists or career coaches, we're just a community of women all struggling to cope with the demands of the legal profession topped with those of being a wife, partner, mom, sister, daughter, friend, boss, employee, caretaker and more. Our contributors and moderators all have stories to tell and wisdom to share - they've survived nasty divorces, cancer, death, addiction and more all while becoming successful in their chosen career. Whether you need support from a Legal BFF or have a story to share yourself, you're in the right place . . . we'd love to consider you a friend.