A quick review of the number of female partners in Pennsylvania at those firms doesn't reveal any significant changes. One can only hope there's been progress in terms of leadership positions at those firms.
While women are likely to be angry at what I've detailed above, men should be ashamed. Do these things strike the men in the Pennsylvania legal community as evidence of a fair and just society?
Keep in mind, I don't suffer from white male liberal guilt. With my football background and my "Animal House" college fraternity days, I'd hardly ever be the poster boy for NOW. When my son was an infant, I'd get him to sleep by humming the James Bond theme. My son is now 3 1/2 and we're regularly conducting tackling drills in my living room. We routinely walk around the house bellowing "Hulk smash!" and then hit things with our forearms. So I'm not the sensitive new age guy.
But I'm troubled by what I see and hear. Other men should be too. There's prejudice, injustice and misogyny out there. We men shouldn't be quiet about it.
Hank Grezlak is the editor-in-chief of The Legal Intelligencer. He may be contacted at 215-557-2486 or by e-mail at email@example.com.