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Credibility and Gender in the Courtroom Reiko Hasuike In this day and age does it really matter if the lawyer is a woman? For better or worse, the answer is “yes,” and the implications for courtroom presentation are significant. Reiko Hasuike, Ph.D., is president of DecisionQuest, Inc., in Torrance, California. This article is based on a chapter from the author’s book, The Woman Advocate: Excelling in the ’90s, published by the American Bar Association. HOW DOES THE FACT that you are a woman...

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