279 posts categorized "Women"

Are We Forgetting about Black Women Lawyers?

Black female lawyers face the same problems as their male counterparts. And more. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:46 AM on December 9, 2017 in Diversity, Women | Comments (0)

Men, Are You Really that Confused?

Some advice for the post-Wesinterin era. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:00 AM on November 21, 2017 in Advice, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (2)

Lawyers for Public Office + More News

Lawyers for public office; law school is back in vogue; and Edie Windsor's lawyer goes after a mini-Harvey. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:18 AM on November 17, 2017 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

David Boies' Mea Culpa Doesn't Cut It

David Boies falls on his sword, but questions about his involvement in the Weinstein saga remains open. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:03 AM on November 9, 2017 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (1)

Ready for Your #MeToo Closeup?

Will women of Big Law come out with their stories of abuse? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:18 PM on October 22, 2017 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

"Best" Firms for Women? Really?

Why do we keep rewarding effort instead of results? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:04 PM on October 14, 2017 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (2)

Women Get Paid Less. No Matter What.

Even new legislation aimed at pay equity isn't helping. And, sometimes, it's making the gap worse. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:15 AM on September 29, 2017 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Women Equity Partnership Rate Hits 19 Percent! Excited?

The National Association of Women Lawyers just released its annual report. And the news flash is this: It's not totally depressing.  Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:07 AM on September 19, 2017 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Lawyers: You Are to Blame for Trump

It's because of smug, liberal urbanites like you that we are in the mess we're in. A look at White Working Class by Joan Williams. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:29 AM on August 31, 2017 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Corporations Are Pressuring Firms to Diversify—Not!

For all the talk about diversity, few corporations are keeping score about their outside counsel. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:43 AM on August 1, 2017 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

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