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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.

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