By Anna Nelson • February 08, 2008•Sexism, Sexual Harassment, and Other Forms of Discrimination
Linda Marks, our friend at the Project for Attorney Retention, asked some 1,400 attorneys who they'd want to work with: men or women? The answers are published in the ABA Journal this month, in an article hyperbolically titled What Women Lawyers Really Think of Each Other. The good news: a majority (58%) of attorneys said the gender of their colleagues didn't matter. The survey also asked questions about who takes direction better, which supervisors are mored demanding, etc. Results are broken down by age as well as gender. Perhaps not surprisingly, there is a split between the responses of older women (over 40) and younger women.