Recently, there’s been increased attention on the struggles unique to female attorneys, from the daily struggles to the long-term disparate lack of opportunity. The bottom line is that we face cultural and political hurdles that men do not. While these remain unfortunate and unfair experiences for us, the benefit has been the creation of an intentional, cohesive community.

Many female attorneys have created both in-person and online groups, intended as a platform for sharing resources, networking, venting and referring cases to other female attorneys. Historically, it seems that the female attorneys had to be competitive with each other due to scarcity of opportunity, whether perceived or otherwise. Fortunately, however, the recent trend has been for us to recognize our collective impact.

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