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Posted on 10-15-2015 by jobsdoneright23

can someone please upload a copy of "Portable Firefox" to their files for me? The terminal I use to access LexisNexis and LexTalk is still using IE7. It also ONLY allows access to Lexis-related sites and has no USB ports or optical drive for me to use to copy PF myself. Without a browser supporting... Read More

Historical Women Rainmakers
Posted on 08-28-2015 by Chad Troyan

Our Nation’s greatest reoccurring problem: Equality. In fact, throughout history, women and minorities have fought tirelessly to be recognized as equals. And, in today’s society, diversity and inclusion plays a vital role in both the workplace and the community. As our country struggles to... Read More

LexisNexis Women’s Connected: Empowering women to do great work
Posted on 08-27-2015 by Sarah McGowan

LexisNexis isn’t just a great place to do work, it’s also a place that empowers women to do great work! LexisNexis Women’s Connected is an organization that exists to maximize the potential of women through mentoring, education, networking, and leadership development. By enabling women... Read More

Disability and Pregnancy Leave Policies & Pay Equality: Problematic areas for employers | Lexis ® Practice Advisor #WomensEqualityDay
Posted on 08-27-2015 by Jae Lee

Handling leave requests is one of the more problematic areas faced by employers because of overlapping federal and state laws related to family and medical leave, leaves for pregnancy-related disabilities and military leave. Pregnancy and the potential medical complications which may arise are addressed... Read More

Elise Klein: An unusual experience from a top civil and appellate litigator & LexisNexis® author
Posted on 08-26-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Litigation isn’t the most quiet and civilized activity. Have you ever wondered what crazy things litigators have experienced? For Elise Klein, a no. 2 pencil is the lead culprit. My most memorable negative experience as a practicing attorney was when another lawyer threw a pencil at me in a deposition... Read More

95 Years Ago Today Woman Gain Their Right To Vote #WomensEqualityDay
Posted on 08-26-2015 by Chad Troyan

It was on this date in 1920 that history was made. On August 26 th ,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. Here is a small timeline: 1848 ... Read More

The Women’s Suffrage Movement 95 Years Later & Still Asking: Equality When? [Infographic]
Posted on 08-26-2015 by Tracie Morris

Women's Equality Day – proclaimed each year on August 26 to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country. For women in the United States, while the right to vote was enacted 95 years ago the idea of women’s equality is still a long-standing issue. In fact, it... Read More

Chilton Varner: Legal trailblazer and women’s rights activist
Posted on 08-26-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Chilton Varner has been a trailblazer throughout her career as a litigator. 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 when she started her legal career assisting her husband as he launched... Read More

Joelle Sharman: An all-time memorable moment from this top civil and appellate litigator
Posted on 08-25-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

What inspires someone to pursue a career in the legal field? For attorney Joelle Sharman, growing up watching legal dramas like “L.A. Law” and “Law & Order,” ultimately drove her interest in practicing law. “I thought I wanted to be a prosecutor and specifically spent... Read More

5 Amelia Earhart lessons for businesswomen #WomensEqualityDay
Posted on 08-24-2015 by Christina Alge

Famous female aviator Amelia Earhart once said “ Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. ”. The obstacles that she overcame in route to the numerous milestones she achieved have been able to serve as lessons for women... Read More

Women less likely to be lead counsel (new study): Does the disparity = discrimination?
Posted on 08-24-2015 by Tracie Morris

While women are able to work in a wider range of job now than in the past there are still some work forces where their presence isn’t represented equally. One of those area is within the legal realm, more specifically lead counsels according to Robin Shea in her article on the LexisNexis Legal... Read More

Allison C. Shields: From law student to lawyers’ champion
Posted on 08-23-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

A career after law school doesn’t always mean arguing in front of a courtroom or pushing papers at a law firm. Instead, law school can lead to other creative outlets and business opportunities. And for Allison C. Shields, owner and creator of Legal Ease Consulting, Inc. , a love of teaching and... Read More

2015 Equal Pay Legislation Across the U.S. │State Net
Posted on 08-21-2015 by Tracie Morris

During 2015, 18 states have introduced some form of equal pay legislation that has ranged from recognizing equal pay for equal work for the first time to strengthening enforcement measures to expanding coverage of existing fair pay laws. You can view details about the legislation in this complimentary... Read More

The Glass Ceiling Report of the U.S. legal industry via Law360
Posted on 08-18-2015 by Christina Alge

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Jake Simpson. Women continue to be dramatically underrepresented at every attorney level in the U.S. legal industry, and firms made negligible progress toward gender equality in 2014, according to a Law360 head count survey... Read More

Law360 Survey Results: Who Bears Brunt Of Law's Heavy Workload, Women or Men?
Posted on 08-18-2015 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe. Female lawyers work on average four more hours a week than their male counterparts do, are more likely to not have children and are vastly more likely to work part time or leave the profession altogether once they... Read More

Law Firm Biases Continue To Thwart Women: But Why? Unconscious Bias
Posted on 08-18-2015 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Melissa Maleske. U.S. law firms are not hiring or promoting more female attorneys than they were a year ago, a failure that everyone from in-house attorneys to BigLaw bosses says can only change when the industry confronts... Read More

Female, Minority Lawyers: Moving the "diversity needle" in the legal world
Posted on 08-18-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Andrew Strickler. U.S. law firms moved the diversity needle last year and reversed a trend of shrinking female-associate representation, the National Association for Law Placement said in a report released Tuesday. According... Read More

Female Attorneys: 5 Tips to Help "Make It Rain" via Law360
Posted on 08-18-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Erin Coe. Female attorneys face institutional and personal challenges to becoming rainmakers at their law firms, but experts say that by developing potential clients early in their careers, zeroing in on a niche focus, and... Read More

Are Congresswomen better lawmakers than Congressmen?
Posted on 06-18-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

As a former Congressional staffer, I never really wondered if male lawmakers were better lawmakers than their female counterpart (or vice versa). This was probably somewhat unusual considering my former boss was, at that time, the highest ranking female in the U.S. House of Representatives. However,... Read More

Wiping out the gender wage gap: How? Paternity (not maternity) leave
Posted on 03-27-2015 by Christina Alge

There seems to be a wage gap that exists no matter how you cut it. What if we could do away with it? According to FastCompany , the wage gap between genders can be done away with an increase in not maternity, but paternity leave. Women who have children deal with various assumptions; among them is... Read More

The Power of Knowledge: Publishing Legal Information to Support Women’s Rights #WomensEqualityDay
Posted on 03-23-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Brought to you by the Real Law Editorial Team In a recent article, The Huffington Post challenged its readers with a simple test. It consisted of viewing three videos on YouTube. “Watch these,” wrote Morra Aarons-Mele , founder of Women Online , “and consider how you feel about... Read More

First female lawyer, Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood admitted before SCOTUS in 1879. How are you standing out to be ahead of the curve?
Posted on 03-03-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

More than 185 years ago, female rainmaker Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood is another illustration 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; however, this accomplished, early feminist was not only the... Read More

Gender gap persists in the federal judiciary (e.g., 7 district courts have never had a female judge)
Posted on 02-25-2015 by Tracie Morris

Some may think the issue of equality is like a broken record and, to an extent, it is. But it’s also an issue that we still deal with today. When it comes to gender equality, a gap still exists. According to National Women’s Law Center , here are some stats that suggest that the gender gap... Read More

Joan Heifetz Hollinger: An “outspoken advocate” for children and families
Posted on 12-15-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Joan Heifetz Hollinger has always fought for the rights of others. Early in her career, Joan championed civil rights as a lobbyist for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.This fuel to secure equal opportunity and full citizenship for others spurred Joan to pursue a lifelong... Read More