Women in the Law
1080 ABA Journal Women in the Law articles.
The New York University Law Review has won dismissal of a suit challenging preferences given to women and minorities in selection of members and choice of articles.
Apr 2, 2020 10:09 AM CDT
Rebecca Dallet took her first seat on the bench during a mock trial in her high school government class. She spent the morning next to the judge, watching him and the impact he had on people who appeared before him.
Apr 1, 2020 3:30 AM CDT
Apr 1, 2020 3:20 AM CDT
As we enter 2020, I am reflecting on more than a decade of work on behalf of young lawyers. Although I am proud of my body of work, which includes three books for women lawyers and a fourth book for all millennial lawyers, I also am aware of how little we have learned about developing talent in those 10-plus years.
Mar 25, 2020 1:15 PM CDT
Public speaking is a crucial part of working as a lawyer. It is especially important for female lawyers who are claiming their vocal authority in speaking roles in courts.
Mar 11, 2020 9:32 AM CDT
Laura Caldwell, a lawyer, author and founder of a project that supported the wrongfully convicted, died Sunday after a long battle with breast cancer.
Mar 4, 2020 11:03 AM CST
Texas Southern University president leaves school with no blame for alleged law school misconduct
Texas Southern University is parting ways with its president without any claims of wrongdoing, which is…
Feb 21, 2020 4:50 PM CST
Accusations of sexual harassment against the late Judge Stephen Reinhardt, a federal appeals judge, have led to a call for action by dozens of his former law clerks. Seventy-two former Reinhardt clerks signed an open letter
seeking new procedures for reporting workplace misconduct by judges and supervisors, as well as improved training on sexual harassment.
Feb 21, 2020 12:04 PM CST
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez reminded the House of Delegates at the 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas, on Monday that Americans of all different backgrounds are paying more attention to issues of justice.
Feb 17, 2020 1:28 PM CST
In separate appearances last week, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan commented on how some things haven’t changed despite technological progress.
Feb 3, 2020 11:22 AM CST
How women are perceived matters. As partners like to remind associates, when it comes to making it, perception is reality, writes author and lawyer Suzie Scanlon Rabinowitz.
Jan 23, 2020 11:08 AM CST
LaToya Bell, an assistant public defender in Houston County in Georgia, a member of the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division and Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, and a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division, handles as many as 200 to 250 cases at any time involving misdemeanors and traffic offenses in state court. She has earned her own reputation for being hopeful for her clients—hopeful not only that justice is served, but that she can in some way improve their lives.
Jan 22, 2020 1:27 PM CST
The ousted CEO of the Grammys organization has accused a Greenberg Traurig shareholder of sexual harassment in a charge of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Jan 22, 2020 11:18 AM CST
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging the city and the police union are engaged in a racially motivated conspiracy to deny civil rights by obstructing her efforts to ensure equal justice under the law.
Jan 14, 2020 3:03 PM CST
In the news business, you can't take too much for granted. But while 2020 is sure to bring an abundance of surprises, we at the ABA Journal have plans in the works for new series, special projects and revamps of older products. Here's a look behind the editorial curtain at a few of the things you have to look forward to in 2020.
Jan 2, 2020 4:44 PM CST
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