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Bar Report Details Lag in Pay and Partnerships for Women, Minorities

The New York City Bar Association’s latest diversity bench marking report showed sluggish progress alongside a few notable gains, including women and minorities in leadership positions. More women and minority lawyers are sitting on management committees at the largest law firms, but diversity progress remains frustratingly slow in the path to partnership and among the lawyers who…keep reading

25 Tips for the New Lawyer

25 Tips for the New Lawyer This is not going to be easy. But you knew that well before you passed the bar (Congratulations, by the way!). There are a lot of lessons you will need to learn the hard way. Still. It would be nice, wouldn’t it, to have a slight edge when starting…keep reading

Self-Care Tip: Say ‘No’ To Unsolicited Advice

What does your self-care practice look like? Ed. note: This post is by Jeena Cho, a Legal Mindfulness Strategist. She is the co-author of The Anxious Lawyer (affiliate link), a book written by lawyers for lawyers that makes mindfulness and meditation accessible and approachable. She is the creator of Mindful Pause, a self-paced online program for creating a more sustainable,…keep reading

‘Angry Black Women’ Comment Gets Lawyer Disciplined, Again

A Michigan lawyer who’s also a local radio personality has been reprimanded for telling an officer during a hearing that she had “angry black women’s syndrome.” Cliff Woodards, 55, engaged in “discourteous conduct” during a probation hearing in Wayne County Circuit Court, the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board found. Woodards, who is African American, also said to the…keep reading

Coming “Out” in Numbers

Even in 2017, when same-sex marriage has been legal nationwide for two years, some LGBT lawyers still don’t feel comfortable enough to be “out” at work. Even in 2017, when same-sex marriage has been legal nationwide for two years, some LGBT lawyers still don’t feel comfortable enough to be “out” at work. That’s something that…keep reading