Communication Techniques to Overcome Gender Bias in the Legal Profession

12 Dec , 2022

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Andie and Al first explain the nature and extent of the achievement disparity between women and men in the legal profession. They discuss why and how gender stereotypes and the biases that flow from them cause this disparity by preventing women from advancing in their legal careers as far and as fast as men. They then provide specific insights and communication techniques to avoid or overcome these often subtle and unconscious gender biases.

Harris and Kramer provide advice and techniques that women lawyer can use to avoid or overcome gender bias, including a discussion of the relevance ABA’s Model Rule 8.4(g), ABA Resolutions 10A, 108D, 300, 302, and ABA’s Mission Statement.

 

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