If misery loves company, then American women in the legal profession can take comfort that their sisters around the world are struggling, too. It turns out sexual harassment and bullying are universal problems for female lawyers in Europe, Latin America, Asia, North America, Africa, Australia, Russia and Scandinavia.
That cheery report comes from the International Bar Association, which surveyed 7,000 lawyers in 135 countries (73% of respondents worked in law firms). IBA says it’s the largest-ever global survey of lawyers on these issues (also quite long at 126 pages).
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