Camino Law, a bilingual all-female law firm, is has been chosen by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly for its inaugural “Empowering Women” award, which recognizes North Carolina firms and legal departments that have shown a strong commitment to supporting and elevating women attorneys.
Camino Law was recognized for its hiring and promoting of women, its mentoring of female law students, and for establishing a firm culture that promotes work-life balance and flexibility.
“We are always looking for ways to support and encourage women, whether attorneys in their first careers, or those like me who are embarking on their second careers,” says Abigail C. Seymour, founder and CEO of Camino Law. “I was advised not to apply to law school in my 40s because it would be so hard to find a job – it is especially gratifying, then, to have created nine jobs so far for women, four of whom are attorneys. It means a lot to have our efforts recognized.”
Recipients being honored have demonstrated a commitment to hiring and promoting women, providing mentoring and opportunities for professional advancement to women attorneys, and establishing programs and policies to help women attorneys thrive professionally.
Camino Law is also part of the Elon University School of Law’s Residency program, offering winter and spring positions to 2L law students who are interested in family or immigration law. “We want to give students a sense of the variety of practice areas available as well as the possibilities for innovative law firm culture,” says Seymour. “We are professional without being corporate, and that awareness is empowering for women entering the legal field.”