Women Must Push For More Court Roles, NJ Attys Say

Law360, Newark (May 3, 2018, 9:40 PM EDT) -- Female lawyers need to advocate for themselves in pursuing greater roles in the courtroom and within their firms, prominent women attorneys said Thursday at a New Jersey panel discussion.

Amid an ongoing national dialogue about the treatment of women in the legal and other professions, panelists and audience members said female attorneys have to be assertive in seeking promotions and a larger presence in cases.

"We're lawyers. We have to be advocates for ourselves," one of the panelists, U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre, said during the event at the Martin Luther King Courthouse in Newark. "Who's going to trust us...

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