42 ABA Journal LGBTQ Attorneys articles.
Several law firms have announced their largest new partner classes on record amid a push to reward lawyers and create an incentive for associates to stay.
Nov 15, 2021 3:35 PM CST
The U.S. Senate confirmed Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York on Monday, making her the first openly LGBTQ woman to serve on a federal appeals court.
Nov 2, 2021 11:31 AM CDT
“BigLaw requires a certain personality and way of doing things,” says Jillian Weiss. “I had always known I was transgender … and I just viewed it as something I had. I didn’t view it as bad, but I knew it was bad in the eyes of other people, so I had to hide it.”
Oct 1, 2021 1:40 AM CDT
When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor thinks back to her first year of law school, she wishes someone would have told her not to be afraid to ask more questions.
Sep 29, 2021 3:58 PM CDT
More job flexibility and mental health support are among the solutions that could help lead to improvements in the hiring, retention and promotion of female lawyers in the criminal justice system, according to an ABA task force.
Sep 28, 2021 3:50 PM CDT
Throughout the summit’s four days of programming, registrants can attend five CLE programs; four TED-style talks; three workshops on critical diversity equity and inclusion issues; and a fireside discussion Sept. 29 with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Sep 22, 2021 11:51 AM CDT
Unlike many other technological tools for pro se litigants, its creators say Courtroom5 is particularly well suited to help people with complex civil matters and can be utilized by consumers nationwide.
Aug 18, 2021 9:14 AM CDT
President Joe Biden’s sixth round of judicial nominees includes a Vermont Supreme Court justice who would be the first openly LGBTQ woman to serve on a federal appeals court.
Aug 5, 2021 11:50 AM CDT
Perkins Coie wins suit dismissal because of ‘stateless’ partners
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago has ruled that former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page can’t sue Perkins…
Jun 22, 2021 4:53 PM CDT
For the legal profession, allyship can be a challenging topic. But this doesn’t mean that lawyers are incapable of standing up for colleagues; it’s just that we have to be intentional about it, writes lawyer Ellie Krug.
Jun 15, 2021 9:16 AM CDT
In May 2020, lawyer and author David Lat was starting his recovery from a life-threatening bout with COVID-19. A little over a year later, Lat, founder of Above the Law, decided to leave his job as a legal recruiter, go back to writing full time, and leave New York City for the New Jersey suburbs with his husband and their 3-year-old son. The COVID-19 pandemic influenced those changes.
Jun 1, 2021 9:02 AM CDT
Yale Law Women has named the top 2021 law firms for gender equity, inclusion and family-friendly practices in a number of categories, including the best law firm for a COVID-19 response and the best law firm for racial justice contributions.
Apr 12, 2021 3:06 PM CDT
A former bankruptcy partner at Polsinelli claims that the firm denied him associate and administrative support, lowered his compensation, de-equitized his partnership, and replaced him with a younger, heterosexual woman, all because of his sexual orientation and age.
Apr 1, 2021 3:44 PM CDT
More minorities are getting hired as associates, but law firm leadership is mostly white and male because of a diversity “bottleneck” and higher rates of minority attrition, according to an ABA survey report released Tuesday.
Feb 17, 2021 12:51 PM CST
Progress is slow for law firms seeking to increase representation of female and minority lawyers, according to a new report by the National Association for Law Placement.
Feb 2, 2021 12:30 PM CST
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