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Closing the LSAT gender gap
While 49% of those taking the LSAT in 2005-2006 were female, only 46.9% of those entering law schools were female, perhaps because, according to this author, men do better than women on the LSAT.
Balancing the scales
Ashley Meredith Lowe's firm, Baker Donelson, "launched an initiative in 2006 aimed at enhancing the role of women in the practice through a mentoring program, work-life balance seminars, and opportunities for continuing education, leadership development and networking."
What to wear
Progress has been made in Oklahoma, where judges no longer insist women wear "suits with skirts" so that women don't "have to have a skirt to be in formal business attire."
Judicial nominee's record may aid confirmation
Catharina Haynes, President Bush's nominee to teh 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a "widely praised, longtime insurance defense lawyer with a particularly attractive quality – no record on controversial issues, such as abortion or the death penalty."
District Attorney's Race Ends At Primary
In Texas, the District Attorney race is between two women: incumbent District Attorney Stephanie Stephens and fomer Assistant District Attorney Nicole LoStracco, both described as "confident women."
Meredith Martin Addy Named One of Top 10 Illinois 'Super Lawyers' for 2008
Ms. Addy, who works for the Chicago firm of Binks Hofer Gilson & Lione, is one of the few women in the male-dominated specialty of patent law.
Former AG reflects on leadership
Lawyer Mary Sue Terry, the first female attorney general in Virginia, reflects on her political career.
Sherry L. Hesselbein Elected to the Board of Directors of Women for Economic and Leadership Development
Sherry Hesselbein, an attorney with Ulmer & Berne in Columbus, Ohio, will serve as the Board Secretary of WELD, which "provides women with specific tools and skills needed to advance their economic status."
From teacher to litigator, she made career strides
Brooke Smith Murphy, president of the OKlahoma City law firm Crowe & Dunlevy, answers questions about her career, including her start as a first-grade teacher.
Punishment for prosecutor who was unauthorized to practice for 20 years
Think CLE credits don't matter? Gemme Graham, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, was placed on probation for two years after failing "to submit affidavits for her continuing legal education compliance."
Attorney to lead school for girls
Pinney Allen, "a prominent Atlanta attorney," will leave her corporate mergers and acquisitions practice wtih Alston & Bird to head a girls' school of 6th to 12th graders.
Charlotte E. Ray: Beyond the law
Charlotte E. Ray, who according to this article is the first African-American woman to practice law in the U.S., applied to law school under the gender-neutral name of "C.E. Ray."
San Antonio lawyer gets probation in blackmail scheme
Mary Roberts, convicted in December on five counts of theft for allegedly blackmailing her sexual partners, must do 400 hours of community service and will be on probation for 10 years.
Pitt Alumni Association Names 2008 Distinguished Alumni Fellows
Roslyn M. Litman, president of Litman Law Firm, is among those named as a 2008 Distinguished Alumni Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh.