We as a board are constantly looking for ways to improve our industry. We devote a great deal of time to identifying issues facing our generation and contemplate ways in which we, as young lawyers, can create awareness and facilitate appropriate change. Once in a while, the “older guard” throws us a softball.

This week an article titled “Dressing in a Lawyerly Way: 10 Reasons to Wear a Suit and Tie” appeared in the Legal Intelligencer. The article offered advice to lawyers on how to dress like professionals and highlighted a few benefits of doing so. It was great reading—for the waiting room of a urologist’s office. Not only does the title of the article equate looking lawyerly with work clothing traditionally worn by men, the article itself ignores female attire entirely! We’re all for looking lawyerly, but since when is that synonymous with wearing a suit and tie?

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