By Corinne Ramey
Just a quarter of lawyers who have leadership roles in New York state and federal courtrooms are women, according to a new analysis by the New York State Bar Association.
The gender discrepancy differed significantly between attorneys representing public entities, such as state or federal government, and those representing private parties.
Women accounted for 38.2% of lawyers representing the public, but only 19.4% of lawyers representing private parties, according to the report, by the association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.
Former U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, who worked on the study, said the results confirmed what she had long observed from the bench.
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Source: The Wall Street Journal (via The Empire Report)