NY Courts Survey Finds Room For Gender Bias Improvement

Law360 (November 23, 2020, 11:53 PM EST) -- A recent survey of 5,300 attorneys by the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts shows that female attorneys, litigants and witnesses experience gender bias in a wide variety of ways throughout the court system — and that men and women have significantly different views of this bias, the state court system announced Monday.

The report, a follow-up to a survey conducted in 1986, showed improvements over the last four decades but concluded progress was still needed in the gender politics of courtroom interactions; domestic violence, rape and prostitution cases; and accommodation of parents in courtroom facilities, among...

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