When it comes to women in litigation, the numbers aren’t promising. A New York State Bar Association survey from 2017 found that women had lead roles in cases only 25% of the time, even though they have made up 50% (or more) of law school graduating classes for the last 30 years. 

When the survey was done again in 2020, that number had moved to 26.7%—incremental at best and still well below the way the numbers should play out given women’s population in the legal community.