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On Aug. 8, Judge Shira Scheindlin published an op-ed in The New York Times discussing the statistical truth that law firms have poor representation of women attorneys as first-chair trial lawyers. Titled, “Female Lawyers Can Talk, Too,” Judge Scheindlin’s piece observed that progress at private law firms has stalled. Backed by data collected by the New York State Bar Association, Scheindlin’s observation is not merely anecdotal.

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