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Women Aspire to Raise the Bar

Joan Wages | Posted 08.17.2016 | Women
Joan Wages

Why does it matter that there are more women in the field of law? The primary reason would be to bring the female perspective into law firms, courtrooms and our legislatures.

The Illusory Quest for Balance

Linda L. Addison | Posted 07.31.2016 | Women
Linda L. Addison

My message to millennials is this: if you seek both a rewarding career and a fulfilling personal life, you will have to make choices, but choosing between career and family is not one of them. Don't believe it has to be all or nothing. Stop beating yourself up with the elusive quest for "balance."

Smashing the Glass Ceiling: Women in the Law

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 05.28.2016 | Women
Stacy Slotnick

The strategy for reform is simple. There must be mentoring and teamwork programs; egalitarian leadership; an examination of the gender gap problem; an exchange of ideas to influence legal culture; and pragmatic plans to facilitate growth and retention of female talent.

The Amal Impact: A Young Female Lawyer's Perspective

Skyler Gray | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Skyler Gray

It's hard to ignore the recent influx of female attorneys in pop culture. Whether they are married to movie stars or making a career in entertainment for themselves, these women are frequenting the celebrity newsfeeds of today and making them stronger at that.

7 Ridiculous Pieces Of Advice For Female Lawyers

Posted 10.29.2013 | Women

Before a member of the Women's Committee at law firm Clifford Chance emailed a list of "Presentation Tips for Women" to the company's female employees...

Robina M. Gumbs, Esq.: The Price of Gladiating

Robina M. Gumbs, Esq. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Women
Robina M. Gumbs, Esq.

"Your daughter has stopped eating." With those five words, I felt as though my mother had plunged a knife into my heart.

Where Are the Women?

Joan Williams | Posted 06.17.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

What do Slaughter and Sandberg know about an average woman's struggles? Not much. Between the two of them, they have more wealth and political power than most small towns. That's what we can learn from them.

Read This Or Die Alone: Advice for Young Women

Maria de Cesare | Posted 06.02.2013 | Comedy
Maria de Cesare

Look, I don't know why you went to law school, but I went because I didn't have the calves to be a model and medical school seemed way too long. After missing my shot at a ring in undergrad, what was I supposed to do? Get a "job" and "support myself"?

Advice for Women Lawyers

Susan Smith Blakely | Posted 01.19.2013 | Women
Susan Smith Blakely

Succeeding as a female lawyer is not easy. I understand all too well the challenges facing women lawyers in a male-dominated profession.

A Blouse Almost Got Her Thrown Out Of...

Amy Tully | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Amy Tully

The prison run-in taught me that nothing -- neither my desire to "blossom," nor any amount of cooing from saleswomen --could overshadow the fact that I was in a serious profession with little room for sartorial risks.

The Truth Is Out, Ladies: Your Long Hair Is Killing Your Career

Maria de Cesare | Posted 09.26.2012 | Women
Maria de Cesare

As a professional woman (as opposed to an amateur woman, apparently), I can assure you, from the bottom of my follicles: Your career success will have absolutely zero to do with how long or short your hair is.

The G(irls) 20 Summit: Women in Law

Wiebke Mueller | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Wiebke Mueller

Most law concerning women is mostly made without women. But legislation on childcare, maternity leave, equal opportunities etc. has to be changed to encourage young women to find their places in law.