A recent study pulled data from 2013 cases that filled the U.S District Courts. Out of the civil cases, 68% were litigated by men, and 76% of lead counsels were men. Women, who comprise only 36% of the legal profession account for only 17% of large law firm equity partners, and only 22% comprise Fortune 500 general counsels. The theme is obviously that females are underrepresented in the legal profession and they ought not to be.
A Brighter Future Ahead
However, the ABA and the ABA’s Commission on Women plan to diversify the profession, and are calling large firms and professionals to offer women training for litigation and courtroom experience. The highest hope is to create a legal field that is justly diversified amongst men and women. The ultimate hope is that this will create a domino effect leading to a more perfect understanding of justice.