Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending November 16

The Ms. JD Weekly Round-Up is moving to a new day!  Enjoy the week's stories about female lawyers and issues affecting women in the law every Friday.

Should Hillary Pretend to be a Flight Attendant?
Is her status as a women lawyer hurting Hillary's campaign?

Justice Ginsburg Remembers Her First Steps in the Law
One of nine women in her class at Harvard Law School in 1956, Ruth Bader Ginsburg became "the most powerful woman lawyer in the country."

National Association of Women Lawyers Releases Results of Second National Survey NAWL's survey indicates there "is a growing income gap between men and women lawyers as they move up the partnership ranks" and that women are not well represented in high firm positions.

Bersa Militants Targeting Women
Women in the Iraqi city of Basra face "a campaign of violence," including a female lawyer who was told she should be home and married instead of working and that if a good price were offered, the group of men "wouldn't think twice about selling" her.

Schumer Seeks More Women in NY Federal Bench
Senator Charles Schumer seeks to rectify "the gender imbalance among federal judges" in New York, where currently only 30% of federal judges are women.

Musharraf Puts Defiant Sisters in Quandary
Asma Jahangir, Pakistani lawyer and women's-rights activist as well as Pakistan's "best-known opponent of extreme Islamic practices and of Islamist politics," is placed under house arrest as part of Musharraf's "emergency decree."

Egypt's New Female Judges Visit Baltimore
With no female judges prior to 2003, Egypt appointed 30 women to the bench of April, ten of whom are currently touring U.S. courts.

U.S. Honour for India-Born Woman Lawyer
Rita Gunasekaran awarded the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's 2007 Trailblazer Award for the California Central Region.

Black Lawyers Association Appoints Its First Female President
South Africa's BLA elects its first women leader.

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