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Law Firms a 'Petri Dish' for Implicit Bias, Gender Inequity

Lizzy McLellan | October 26, 2016

When a female lawyer files a public complaint against her firm alleging gender discrimination, the firm's response tends to fit a standard model: a denial of any discrimination and a confirmation of the firm's commitment to advancing women lawyers. Yet the lawsuits, and likely many more claims of gender inequity at law firms that stay private, continue to arise.

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