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Women Missing Out On Lead Roles In Court, Study Says

Law360, Chicago (April 21, 2016, 8:55 PM EDT) -- Though women make up nearly half of all law school graduates, they are lagging far behind in courtroom leadership roles, according to a study presented Thursday at a symposium on women trial attorneys at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

The study, which examined more than 600 criminal and civil cases in the Illinois federal courthouse in 2013, found that just 24 percent of lead counsel in civil cases and 33 percent of lead counsel in criminal cases were women.

Though the...
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