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International Women’s Day, celebrated every year on March 8th, is a day to globally celebrate the achievements of women socially, culturally, economically, and politically. Today we want to celebrate the women of law.
The following articles highlight women in the law, offer tips on how to kick some behind, and chronicle the historical gains of women in politics.
Chilton Varner: Legal trailblazer and women’s rights activist
Chilton Varner has been a litigation trailblazer throughout her career. Still, Chilton certainly couldn’t have imagined the storied 30-year career she has had. As one of the nation’s top product liability litigators she started her legal career assisting her husband as he launched a law practice.
Allison C. Shields: From law student to lawyers’ champion
A career after law school doesn’t always mean arguing in a courtroom or pushing papers at a law firm. Instead, law school can lead to other creative outlets and business opportunities. For Allison C. Shields, owner and creator of Legal Ease Consulting, Inc., a love of teaching and writing, coupled with a law degree, launched a formidable legal consulting business.
Female Attorneys: 5 Tips to Help "Make It Rain" via Law360
Female attorneys face institutional and personal challenges in becoming rainmakers at their law firms. However, experts say that by developing potential clients early in their careers, zeroing in on a niche focus, and initiating changes at their firms over inheriting and taking credit for work, women can set themselves on a path to build a hefty book of business.
Are Congresswomen better lawmakers than Congressmen?
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia conducted research that measured the effectiveness of male legislators vs. female legislators at moving their bills through Congress.
First female lawyer, Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood admitted before SCOTUS in 1879. How are you standing out to be ahead of the curve?
More than 185 years ago, female rainmaker Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood illustrated that we should always stand up for what we believe. On March 3, 1879, Belva became the first woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court…
Survey Shows Top Firms for Women Lawyers via Law360
The percentage of BigLaw management seats and equity partnerships held by women ticked up in 2015, according to a survey that named the 50 best firms for female attorneys. At the same time, more major U.S. firms counted multiple women among their leading moneymakers, according to the report from Working Mother Media and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, while the proportion of promotions going to female lawyers at one- and two-tier partnership firms drew even with males for the first time.
95 Years Ago Today Woman Gain Their Right To Vote #WomensEqualityDay
On August 26th, 1920 the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified. This enfranchised all American women and declared that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.