Women in the Law

935 ABA Journal articles on Women in the Law.

ABA takes timely stand on sex harassment
In one of its final acts at the 2018 Midyear Meeting, the ABA House of Delegates has taken a stand against sexual harassment, approving a resolution to urge all employers to create and enforce effective sexual harassment policies.
Female litigators should be given equal opportunities to gain trial experience, ABA House urges
Law firms, corporate clients, general counsel and the judiciary should all be taking steps to provide women with more opportunities to gain trial and courtroom experience, the ABA House of Delegates resolved Monday.
Are you a woman considering running for office? ‘Go for it,’ says Oregon attorney general
Ellen Rosenblum, the first woman to serve as attorney general for Oregon, has a message for all women considering a run for office: Don't overthink it.
Former Winston partner appeals decision sending her gender bias case to arbitration

A former Winston & Strawn partner is asking a California appeals court to vacate a judge’s order that sends her gender bias case against the firm to arbitration.

Constance Ramos’…

Justice Ginsburg supports #MeToo movement and tells of harassment
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg supported the #MeToo movement in an interview Sunday and said she has had her own experiences with harassment.
Nicole Bradick leaves CuroLegal to start legal tech company
Nicole Bradick, formerly of CuroLegal, has launched her own company called Theory and Principle.
State AG’s office won’t stop 6th grader from taking medical marijuana at school

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office and a Chicago suburban school district reached a temporary agreement to allow a sixth grade student to use her medical marijuana prescription on school grounds…

Shareholder’s $300M suit accuses employment firm Ogletree Deakins of gender bias

A nonequity shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart claims in a $300 million lawsuit that the defense-side labor and employment firm discriminates against female partners in pay, promotions…

UC Irvine’s Richardson is the only woman of color serving as dean at a top 30 law school

Corrected: Legal scholar L. Song Richardson took over as dean of the University of California at Irvine School of Law on Jan. 1.

Richardson is currently the only woman of…

Kozinski announces his immediate retirement after more women accuse him of sexual misconduct
Judge Alex Kozinski of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced Monday that he will retire immediately after more women accused him of sexual misconduct.
Percentage of women and minorities at law firms increased slightly in 2017, NALP report says

Nearly 35 percent of lawyers at major U.S. law firms are women, while about 15 percent are minorities, according to statistics released Friday by the National Association for Law Placement.

Kozinski faces misconduct complaint initiated by 9th Circuit chief judge after women’s allegations
Updated: As more women come forward with allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct against Judge Alex Kozinski, the question arises: Will the complaints have any impact? A first step was taken Thursday when Chief Judge Sidney Thomas of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals filed an order initiating a complaint against the appeals judge based on a Dec. 8 Washington Post article.
Supreme Court law clerks are still mostly white men; which justices had the most diverse clerks?
Updated: U.S. Supreme Court law clerks in the last dozen years are mostly white men, a number that highlights “near-glacial progress” since the first demographic study of clerks in 1998, according to research by a legal publication.
Law firm associate’s viral #MeAt14 hashtag highlights inability to consent
A law firm associate expressed her outrage on Twitter after former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was accused of pursuing teen girls while in his 30s, including a 14-year-old girl who said Moore had partly undressed and fondled her.
Why are women lawyers leaving the profession mid-career? ABA initiative takes up issue
An ABA initiative to study why women are leaving the profession mid-career kicked off last week with a summit at Harvard Law School.

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