Susan Smith Blakely: Predictions and Advice for Women in Law in 2013
Huffington Post - about 4 years
2012 was a good year for women lawyers.
Although the statistics for women partners in law firms continued to be disappointing, women lawyers made significant impacts in other settings. In 2012, we saw women attorneys emerge as strong and influential world leaders.
Angela Merkel, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Christine LaGarde, to name just a few, showed themselves to be impressive and no-nonsense leaders advancing economic, social and political change. They all used their legal educations and practicing experience to make their marks. Lesser known women lawyers -- including Atifete Jahjaga in Kosovo, Guo Jianmei in China, Anabella de Leon in Guatemala, and Pratibha Patil in India -- took broad strides to change the world.
A record number of women are now counted among the members of the US Congress, many of them also lawyers. Most of them prevailed in tough contests against their male counterparts to get there, and they are committed to changing business as u
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