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Weird Laws in New York State

While the law tries to keep up with the times, there are some laws that slip through the cracks and stay in the books longer than they are necessary. Conversely, other laws are made that are just plain weird! Let’s take a look at some of the crazy laws that are currently in effect in […]

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Reasons To Become A Lawyer

Why would someone spend thousands of dollars and years of their life studying to become a lawyer and then possibly not even pass the BAR? Well, being a lawyer is one of the most rewarding jobs there is. Moreover, there are also amazing perks. Here is a list of some of the top reasons to […]

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Lawyers Without Borders

Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB), an international non-profit organization, was founded in 2000. It operates worldwide with headquarters in New Haven, Connecticut. Lawyers from around the world volunteer their time through LWOB pro bono in “global rule of law, capacity building and access to justice initiatives” (lwob.org). The programs that Lawyers Without Borders operate are typically […]

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Women in Legal Profession

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Women in Law Need to Advocate for Themselves

Women in the law field make up about a third of the nation’s lawyers, according to a Wall Street Journal article. Some more statistics: In 2011 19.5% of women were partners and women make about 77% of men lawyer’s salaries. The rate of change has been a slow one to roll out – It could […]

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Following a Few Women Lawyers

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Ladies at Law

What comes to mind when you think of a courtroom? Do you conjure images of judges in black robes, a group of jurors, and a bible on which you swear to speak the truth? While all of these are true, one thing has become appallingly clear. The place in which thousands go to seek justice, […]

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How to Be An Effective Lawyer

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Diversity in Law: How Far Have We Really Come?

Law is today’s least diverse profession in this country and no one is doing anything about it. It seems from our perspective that the legal industry and profession is growing more than ever. We even see that three women now hold seats at the Supreme Court and there are women of color who occupy many […]

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Large Firms Failing Women Lawyers

For an industry which grounds itself on eliminating bias and proving equity in treatment, the industry has been failing its own women. Only 4 percent of the top U.S. law firms have women in firm-wide managing partnership roles. A survey of over 17,000 law firm associates concluded that women aged their firms’ culture much lower […]

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