Best of Women Attorneys: How and Why to Celebrate Ladies in Law
You don't need a special occasion to appreciate women in the law, though International Women's Day is just around the corner. And it's a great time to be a woman in the law, as more and more female lawyers are making their way towards the top of the profession, as equity partners, academics, and even Supreme Court justices.
In that spirit, here are FindLaw's seven best posts on how and why to celebrate -- and hire, support, or promote -- women attorneys.
If arguments about gender parity, diversity, and simple equality don't convince you to embrace female leaders, here's another: companies with more women in power out perform their male-dominated peers.
Some firms have gotten the memo. While women still make up a minority of equity partners, a study from 2011 shows that the amount of women in the upper echelons of top firms is growing.
Speaking of hiring women, don't forget to hire moms. From leadership, to multitasking, to the ability to power through thankless tasks, mothers have skills that could benefit all firms.
If you're looking to follow in the footsteps of great women lawyers and looking for the best firm to do it in, look no further.
Decades after Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked by she had taken a man's seat at law school -- by the dean of Harvard Law -- men still dominate much of the legal career. But here's one section where women are fully in charge.
Celebrate yourself by making it rain. Learn how to be a salesperson as well as a lawyer, turn contacts in to clients, and take advantage of network-building events.
Women's commitment to ethics might make them better lawyers. Maybe that explains why so many sleaze balls end up in business school instead.
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