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Q: When will the legal profession see gender equality in its ranks?

A: "my answer would be -- today, if you know where to look for it," writes Carolyn Elefant, adding later, "... the Committee on Women in the Profession is right about one thing:  equality is lacking in at least one place in the legal profession -- and that is on the Committee on Women in the Profession itself."

In a blistering post on an event focused myopically on how hard it is for women to play the partner game at male-dominated BigLaw firms, Elefant recommends the industry open their eyes to find out where the women lawyers are. Here's a taster:

"The trouble is that at the so-called Committee on Women in the Profession ultimately defines success by stereotypical male standards, such as making partnership at a large law firm, ironically at a time when even men are beginning to question whether biglaw is all that it was cracked up to be.  And the Committee discounts the achievements of solo women lawyers by omitting women lawyers from its speakers' panel and not discussing the achievements of women solos and small firm lawyers in its report."

Listen to and learn from the whole post here.

Posted by Product Team on February 15, 2006 at 06:16 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

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