ABA Journal

Women in the Law

1234 ABA Journal Women in the Law articles.

Fewer Women Apply to Law School

Law schools are seeing fewer women applicants and a dropping proportion of women students.

The percentage of women in law school has dropped from 49 percent in 2002 to 46.9…

A Holland & Knight First: Black, Female Leader

Kelly-Ann Cartwright is something of a trailblazer.

She has been named executive partner of Holland & Knight in Miami, the first black woman to lead one of the firm’s offices…

Bias Suit Claims Cozen Promotes ‘Compliant’ Women

A former junior female partner at Cozen O’Connor has filed a sex discrimination suit against the firm that claims three partners there “prefer and promote women who fit traditional female…

More Career Choices for Women Lawyers

Women lawyers are moving into a broader range of practice areas as traditional expectations about appropriate legal career choices for female attorneys are erased.

It is now commonplace to see…

Still Counting Firsts at the ‘Maggies’

More than 1,300 people showed up for the 17th annual Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards Luncheon honoring women whose…

GE Lawyer Claims Gender Bias

Study: Women Leaving the Law in Mass.

A study by several Massachusetts bar associations finds that almost half of women lawyers in the state who leave their law firms don’t remain in the law.

The report also…

Worst of Both Worlds: Women of color in the legal profession face double whammy of discrimination

Even though women and minorities are gradually carving out a bigger place for themselves in the legal profession, they continue to face enormous barriers to advancement, especially at law firms,…

Women Mean Business

Firms Marketing to Female Clients Offer Book Readings, Spa Retreats

A Question of Class

White-Collar Lawyers With Blue-Collar Backgrounds Often Straddle Dissimilar Worlds

A New View

The Profession Will Benefit From Efforts to Leverage the Clout of Women