Crisis Could Bring Opportunity For Female Lawyers

Law360, New York (January 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- While the economic crisis has hit the legal market particularly hard over the past year, some legal experts predict the financial turmoil may prove to be a rare opportunity for female attorneys as they continue to vie for their place in what many still consider to be a man's world.

This week alone, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and Foley Hoag LLP became the latest to slash their work forces, joining dozens of other firms that have shown attorneys the door in recent months.

But though layoffs...
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