Women in the Law
935 ABA Journal articles on Women in the Law.
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.
Feb 5, 2018 9:01 PM CST
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.
Feb 5, 2018 1:05 PM CST
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.
Feb 3, 2018 11:20 AM CST
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.
Jan 23, 2018 11:59 AM CST
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg supported the #MeToo movement in an interview Sunday and said she has had her own experiences with harassment.
Jan 22, 2018 1:00 PM CST
Nicole Bradick, formerly of CuroLegal, has launched her own company called Theory and Principle.
Jan 18, 2018 8:00 AM CST
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…
Jan 17, 2018 3:57 PM CST
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…
Jan 16, 2018 10:42 AM CST
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…
Jan 12, 2018 11:33 AM CST
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.
Dec 18, 2017 9:19 AM CST
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.
Dec 15, 2017 11:32 AM CST
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.
Dec 14, 2017 2:39 PM CST
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.
Dec 12, 2017 8:00 AM CST
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.
Nov 20, 2017 7:00 AM CST
An ABA initiative to study why women are leaving the profession mid-career kicked off last week with a summit at Harvard Law School.
Nov 15, 2017 7:00 AM CST
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