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Fighting To Close The Gender Gap In Litigation

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 2:05 PM EDT) -- Women make up half of all law school graduates and have done so for over two decades — but they're still woefully underrepresented when it comes to appearing and speaking in court, a problem experts say can stymie their careers and prevent professional advancement.

A recent study by the New York State Bar Association's Commercial and Federal Litigation Section found that women account for just 1 in 4 attorneys in federal and state courtrooms in New York, and receive nearly the same lowly percentage of lead counsel appointments. Retired U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, now of counsel with Stroock & Stroock...

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