ABA Journal

Women in the Law

1291 ABA Journal Women in the Law articles.

More Law Firms Boost Maternity Leave to 18 Weeks

About a dozen large law firms have boosted maternity leave from 12 to 18 weeks in one of the first significant changes to parental policies in several years.

One of…

Record $26M for Bullied U.K. Lawyer

A London lawyer who was harassed and bullied by her colleagues at an asset management firm has won a record judgment of a little over $26 million to cover her…

Clinton’s Corporate Lawyer Past Shapes Her Persona Today

Hillary Clinton spent most of her career in a corporate law firm, a fact that could account for the difficulties some people have warming up to her, according to a…

Do Women Pursue Law Degrees for Different Reasons Than Men?

Women who attend Harvard Law School have a different agenda—and a different law school experience—than men, according to a study by a working group of students.

Mar 12, 2008 1:45 PM CDT

Boston Bar Prez Decries Law’s Focus on Money

Too many lawyers judge their success on the basis of money, to the detriment of the profession and their own happiness.

That’s the conclusion of Boston Bar Association President Anthony…

New Law Firm Perk: Lactation Room

An Indiana law firm has converted a conference room into a lactation room for nursing mothers, providing them with a private and comfortable place to pump breast milk and a…

The Resume Gap: How Lawyers Who Left Law Can Get Back In

Women lawyers who take off more than a year of work to care for their children face big challenges when they decide it’s time to return to the law.

But…

What Women Lawyers Want: Flex-Time and Part-Time Options

Flexible work arrangements are key to retaining women lawyers, but the culture of the legal profession doesn’t appear to value part-time work, according to a new study of Georgia law…

Stories in Need of Revision: O’Connor’s First Job Offer, Women Triumphing Over Bias

Legal journalist Jan Crawford Greenburg of ABC News recalls a conversation with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in a blog column about how far women have come—and the…

Practicing on Faith

In an unassuming office park in a quiet Chicago suburb, six lawyers are planning a revolution. The six are American women of the Muslim faith, and they have started what…

Practicing on Faith

In an unassuming office park in a quiet Chicago suburb, six lawyers are planning a revolution. The six are American women of the Muslim faith, and they have started what…

FTC Chair to Jump to Procter & Gamble

Antritrust sources are telling The Deal that Deborah Platt Majoras, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, will join the legal department of Procter & Gamble.

Majoras is…

How Alston & Bird Improved Retention by 6 Percent

An Altanta-based law firm that recently made a top 100 list of the best companies to work for explains how it helped improve employee retention in an…

Retired at 90, Lawyer Shares Secrets of Good Life

After 50 years of law practice, Edna Shalala was ready to retire.

But now, six years later, the 96-year-old is living the good life, reports the Miami…

Seven Receive Spirit of Excellence Awards

Seven distinguished practitioners were honored Saturday with Spirit of Excellence Awards at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Los Angeles for their contributions to the legal profession and society.

The award,…

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