A BigLaw Ladies' Guide To Becoming A 1st-Chair Trial Lawyer

Law360, New York (October 6, 2017, 5:47 PM EDT) -- On Aug. 8, Judge Shira Scheindlin published an op-ed in The New York Times discussing the statistical truth that law firms have poor representation of female attorneys as first-chair trial lawyers. Titled "Female Lawyers Can Talk, Too," Judge Scheindlin's piece observed that progress in making women first-chair trial attorneys at private law firms has stalled, particularly relative to government attorneys. Backed by data collected by the New York State Bar Association, Judge Scheindlin's observation is not merely anecdotal.

But it doesn't have to be inevitable. I am a female, homegrown, BigLaw lawyer who managed to become a first-chair trial lawyer while...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Related Sections

Law Firms

Companies

Judge Analytics

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!