ABA Journal

Women in the Law

1284 ABA Journal Women in the Law articles.

Cravath in 1952: No Billables Pressure, No Fancy Offices and No Women

An associate who went to work at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in 1952 experienced a more genteel law firm, with no pressure to bill and plenty of mentoring. He was…

Bar Chief’s Glass Ceiling Theory: Assumptions and Slights

Lorelie Masters has her theory about why so many women leave law firms or fail to advance into partnership positions. She attributes the problem to “the soft bigotry of low…

Women Lawyers at the Top Earn Significantly Less than Men

A new survey shows “slow progress” for women in the upper echelons of big law firms.

The survey (PDF) by the National Association of Women Lawyers finds that…

Pillsbury Hires Director of Corporate Social Responsibility

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has created a new position that so far has been mostly confined to European law firms: Director of corporate social responsibility.

The lawyer appointed to the…

Survey Reveals the Unhappiest Associates

The most unhappy people in the nation’s top law firms are minority female midlevel associates, according to an American Lawyer survey.

Women of color express less satisfaction and encounter more…

Cleary Gottlieb Tops Diversity Rankings

A new report suggests many large New York law firms are still lagging behind in terms of diversity.

Out of 74 New York firms providing information, 27 do not have…

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

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