The Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of San Diego ("MAMAS") was founded in 2007 in an effort to empower attorney mothers and encourage them to succeed while celebrating their roles as attorneys and mothers. We are devoted to furthering the interests of mother attorneys in San Diego, in the surrounding areas, and throughout the nation.
MAMAS is intended to be a source of support for attorney mothers, a place where they can network, share experiences, learn from each other, problem solve, and talk about issues they face in a supportive environment.
MAMAS aims to enhance the recognition of mother attorneys in the profession and community; promote the advancement of mother attorneys within the profession; facilitate the achievement of work-life balance; provide a forum for informing members and the legal profession about issues of particular concern to mother attorneys; facilitate the transition for attorney mothers who have taken time off and wish to re-enter the profession; support mother attorneys contemplating alternative work schedules or extended leaves of absence; and increase the interaction between mother attorneys of diverse backgrounds and practices.
MAMAS meet throughout the year, with our children, which sets us apart from any other attorney organization in San Diego. These monthly events provide attorney mothers with a forum to network, socialize, and problem solve in a supportive and child-friendly environment. The meetings usually take place at Playwerx in Carlsbad, Java Mamas in Scripps Ranch or other child friendly venues. Our summer picnic is held at a public park.
MAMAS also sponsors brown bag lunches throughout the year. These meetings include panel discussions addressing topics of particular interest to attorney mothers.