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Her Kind of Case

A Lee Isaacs, Esq. Novel

by Jeanne Winer

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Gender Bias in the Field of Law

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The protagonist of Jeanne Winer's Her Kind of Case is a criminal defense attorney who has been in the legal profession for over 30 years.

While female lawyers aren't rare, law is still an area where women are underrepresented (as are minorities of both genders). According to a 2016 New York Bar Association report, women make up just 25% of attorneys in lead counsel roles across every level of court throughout the state, in spite of the fact that they comprise about half of law school graduates (and have since the early 1990s). The Washington Post reports that women and men are equally represented at the associate level, but that women are twice as likely to leave the profession early, citing work-life balance concerns. The same article states that only 4% of the top 200 US law firms have female managing partners.

Some other disturbing findings from a survey conducted by the American Bar Association include the following:

  • 57% of female lawyers of color and 50% of white female ...

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