Commission on Women in the Profession
Commission was created in 1987 to assess the status of women in the
legal profession and to identify barriers to advancement. In pursuit
of its mission, the Commission develops programs, policies, and publications.
The Commission publishes a quarterly newsletter, Perspectives, that
provides career-building tips, political and legal developments that
affect women in the law, and profiles of women lawyers.
National Association of Women Lawyers
sponsors the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL). Founded in
1899, NAWL is a national voluntary legal professional organization devoted
to the interest of women attorneys. Its website serves as an educational
forum. NAWL publishes a national directory of women lawyers.
in the Legal Profession
is a project of the Keck Center on Legal Ethics and the Legal Profession
at Stanford Law School. Deborah L. Rhode, Professor at Stanford Law
School and chair of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, posts
much of her work on this site. Included are model policies and reports,
bibliographies, links to related websites, and statistical information.
Available on this site is the ABA report, Balanced Lives: Changing the
Culture of Legal Practice.
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