Women in the Law

1149 ABA Journal Women in the Law articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Latham will pay fall bonuses; Reagan shooter may display artwork, judge rules

Latham will pay fall bonuses, donate $1M to fight hunger

Latham & Watkins has announced that it will pay fall bonuses ranging from $7,500 to $40,000—the market scale for law…

Senate confirms Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

The U.S. Senate on Monday evening confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate approved Barrett by a vote of 52 to 48. The only Republican to vote against her confirmation was Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw partner in mansion rent dispute; 115 court employees have COVID-19

BigLaw partner is accused of failing to pay mansion rent

A affidavit filed in housing court alleges that Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner A. Mark Getachew has stiffed his landlord…

Law firms must do more effective damage control to survive
When I sat down to write this column, my thoughts were interrupted by a mechanical noise coming from my backyard. It was the comforting sound of the weekly “test run” of the generator that keeps our house powered during electrical outages.
In written answers, Barrett notes ‘3 hurdles’ to overturning Affordable Care Act but avoids specifics
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett mentioned “three hurdles” to overturning the Affordable Care Act when she provided written answers Tuesday to follow-up questions from Senate Judiciary Committee members.
Senate Judiciary Committee sends Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to full Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to send the nomination of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the full Senate. The committee voted without the support of the 10 Democratic members, who boycotted the meeting.

First-ever ABA Giving Day addresses COVID-19 and racial justice
A new ABA initiative is encouraging lawyers to invest in projects that “counter the impact of COVID-19 and champion racial justice across America.”
Teaching was one of Ginsburg’s many strengths, say former students and clerks

Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the federal bench, she argued and won several landmark gender discrimination cases before the U.S. Supreme Court—in spite of the justices all being men who sometimes made flippant remarks about gender during her oral arguments.

As SCOTUS confirmation hearing ends, a ‘well qualified’ Barrett avoids controversy and opinions
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett remained unflappable during her confirmation hearing this week, as she politely deflected questions about her views on cases establishing rights to abortion and same-sex marriage.
Barrett had ‘rare gift of lifting everyone around her;’ former clerk and law student praise her kindness
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett is kind and brilliant, according to a former law clerk and a former law student who said she has been a mentor and source of encouragement.
Barrett won’t give her opinion on ‘contentious matter’ of climate change
Are climate change and global warming happening? U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett said she wouldn't comment on the "contentious matter" at her confirmation hearing Wednesday.
Is Barrett an adequate Ginsburg replacement? Debate over philosophy is appropriate, she says
If a senator wants to vote against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett because of her judicial philosophy, she is OK with that.
‘I hope that you aren’t suggesting that I don’t have my own mind,’ Barrett tells senator
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee, pushed back Wednesday when Democratic Sen. Christopher Coons of Delaware contrasted decisions of the late Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia.
SCOTUS nominee says she’d keep an open mind about cameras in the high court
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett said Wednesday her federal appeals court has allowed video recording of oral arguments, and she would keep an open mind about the issue in the high court.
Sen. Booker complains of rushed nomination process for Barrett, notes Notre Dame profs’ call for delay
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey posed a series of questions to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday, eliciting an unequivocal statement that she condemns white supremacy. But Barrett mostly avoided other questions premised on current events.

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