Nearly 700 law clerks, organized over the past few days by four women who had never met, are calling on top judicial officials to change how they handle sexual harassment in the workplace.

The group, which includes 480 former clerks, 83 current clerks and 120 law professors, sent a letter Wednesday urging significant reforms, such as instituting a nationwide reporting system and creating a working group to study the issue. The letter’s organizers, all former clerks, said that while the judiciary has been receptive to their suggestions, even implementing some of them this week, what’s really needed is a cultural shift in how the legal community views the relationship between a judge and law clerk.

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