The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division publishes a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. March’s edition focuses on women in law, discussing topics such as mentors, equal pay, starting your own firm, and more. Here are some highlights from this issue:
“Simply not enough powerful women are available to serve as sponsors for the scores of talented and ambitious women who need them. Besides, it is counterproductive to accept same-sex sponsorship as the norm. Aside from perpetuating the concentration of business, leadership, and power in the hands of men, it allows men to avoid their responsibility for eliminating gender imbalance in their organizations. We know that men become stronger advocates for women when they understand and appreciate the bias and discrimination women face. Opposite-sex sponsorship is necessary to educate and engage men in producing gender equality.”
“Want to Be on a Corporate Board? Strap in for a Bumpy Ride…” by Andi Cullins
“Numerous studies from wide-ranging organizations have all found that diverse boards are better boards; especially when the group includes more than one woman. Studies show diverse boards communicate more effectively, make better, less risky decisions, and out-perform non-diverse boards in terms of shareholder value.”
“Analytics for Beginners: What Every Attorney Needs to Know” by Andrea Beckman
“While technology-assisted review (TAR) has become a center of discussion in litigation and a common practice for handling large and daunting cases, less ‘buzzworthy’ analytics tools are often overlooked and underrated—despite the big results they can yield. Understanding what analytics tools are available and how and when to use them can help you organize and prioritize documents to ultimately save your review team time, and get answers to your clients faster.”
Check out Law Practice Today for the full issue!