The Unexpected Reality of Being a Parent and a Lawyer with Keith Shannon [GWL 70]

Keith Shannon joins us in this episode to chat about the adventures of being a stay-at-home father and a lawyer. He is a former attorney, college professor, and author of My Boss Wears Diapers.

After practicing for many years, Keith and his wife decided that he would be the stay-at-home parent to help raise their two children. During his time at home, Keith grew to love parenting but of course, not without several challenges along the way.

What We Discuss in this Episode

  • How Keith and his wife made the decision for Keith to stay at home with their kids
  • Why it can be difficult to establish a law career when you move to a different state
  • The unexpected difficulties of being a stay-at-home parent
  • Why being a parent was harder than being a lawyer for Keith
  • How Keith found an outlet for his parental woes through writing
  • Should law firms have better parental leave benefits?
  • Can you be a great lawyer and a great parent at the same time?

Keith’s book My Boss Wears Diapers – Tales from a Frazzled Dad

Contact Information


Twitter: @keithshannon8

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If any listener would like to be a virtual guest speaker for Keith’s college class, discussing any of the following subjects – e-discovery, legal writing, or legal technology in general – please, reach out to Keith.

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