What Law Firms and Judges Can Do to Increase Role of Women Litigators

, New York Law Journal


A study finding women trial lawyers are underrepresented when it comes to leading complex cases offers up some suggestions on improving the stats.

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  • Susan M, Karten

    It all comes down to lawfirms stereotypical attitudes regarding women lawyers. Thirty two years ago when I started practicing law my mentor Former Court of Appeals Judge Jacob Fuchsberg was the senior partner at his law firm. Anxious to give me the opportunity to try cases, I was immediately thrown into the water with first doing complex depositions and then sent to court to handle motions and eventually trials. It was the opportunities that I got and seized that helped me realize I wanted nothing more than being a trial lawyer. It all starts with the law firms sending female associates to court to handle complex matters and allowing them to try cases as well. A wake up call long over due.

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