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Push for Diversity in Lead Counsel Gains Momentum: New Report Serves as Catalyst for Growing Efforts to Provide Women with More Opportunities to Lead Litigation

From efforts and initiatives sponsored by court and professional organizations to academic research and individual lawyer mentoring, the issue of the low level of gender diversity in lead counsel positions has gained traction. The Commission’s new report, First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table, spurs judges, law firms, and individual women lawyers to take action to increase the number of women lead counsel.

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Women as Lead Counsel at Trial: What You Can Do to Take the Lead—Now Available for Viewing Online

Women as Lead Counsel at Trial: What You Can Do to Take the Lead, a CLE Showcase Program presented during the August, 2015 Annual Meeting, now may be purchased for online viewing. This program, based on the Commission’s new report, First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table, discusses how to increase the number of women as lead counsel and how women can obtain trial experience.