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Female Lawyers Face Widespread Gender Bias, According To New Study

It’s not just less pay and fewer promotions. According to a recent survey of 2,827 lawyers, female lawyers, and especially women of color, are more likely than their male counterparts to be interrupted, to be mistaken for non-lawyers, to do more office housework, and to have less access to prime job assignments. The research was recently completed by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Here are some of the depressing results of the study along with suggestions provided by the study’s authors on how to get the bias out of your organization.

Female Lawyers Mistaken For Janitors, Administrators Or Court Personnel

Female lawyers of color were eight times more likely than white men to report that they had been mistaken for custodial staff, administrative staff, or court personnel, with 57% reporting mistaken identity. Over 50% of white women had also experienced this type of bias, while only 7% of white male lawyers were mistaken for non-lawyers. One female lawyer reported, “I have frequently been assumed to be a court reporter. In my own firm, I’ve been asked if I am a legal administrative assistant on multiple occasions, even after making partner.”

Female Lawyers Relegated To Do Office Housework           

Not only are female lawyers mistaken for non-lawyers, but female lawyers end up stuck with more of the non-legal office housework. Office housework is made up of tasks like scheduling meetings, planning parties, and doing actual housework like cleaning up the food after a meeting. And the present study finds female lawyers are far more likely than their male counterparts to bear the brunt of this office housework.

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A.I. Is Coming for Lawyers, Again

More than a decade ago, lawyers were singled out as an endangered occupational species, their livelihoods at risk from advances in artificial intelligence.

But the doomsayers got ahead of themselves. While clever software has taken over some of the toil of legal work — searching, reviewing and mining mountains of legal documents for nuggets of useful information — employment in the legal profession has grown faster than the American work force as a whole.

Today, a new A.I. threat looms, and lawyers may feel a bit of déjà vu. There are warnings that ChatGPT-style software, with its humanlike language fluency, could take over much of legal work. The new A.I. has its flaws, notably its proclivity to make things up, including fake legal citations. But proponents insist those are teething defects in a nascent technology — and fixable.

Will the pessimists finally be right?

Law is seen as the lucrative profession perhaps most at risk from the recent advances in A.I. because lawyers are essentially word merchants. And the new technology can recognize and analyze words and generate text in an instant. It seems ready and able to perform tasks that are the bread and butter of lawyers.

“That is really, really powerful,” said Robert Plotkin, an intellectual property lawyer in Cambridge, Mass. “My work and my career has been mostly writing text.”

But unless the past isn’t a guide, the impact of the new technology is more likely to be a steadily rising tide than a sudden tidal wave. New A.I. technology will change the practice of law, and some jobs will be eliminated, but it also promises to make lawyers and paralegals more productive, and to create new roles. That is what happened after the introduction of other work-altering technologies like the personal computer and the internet.

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Consulting Attorneys and Alternative Legal Service Providers

Organizations in a wide range of industries are tightening their purse strings. Rising interest rates paired with the over-hiring that occurred the past two years has caused many to take a pause and reevaluate their next steps. Among corporate legal teams of all sizes, hiring managers are implementing hiring freezes, and legal operations professionals are looking into how to reduce outside counsel spend—a classic refrain that everyone has come to expect.

Unfortunately, as a result, some organizations and law firms are having to make the hard decisions to lay off good legal talent. While these lawyers are hopeful to find new permanent roles, hiring freezes are keeping those roles just out of reach, leaving high-quality, experienced lawyers in the market for opportunities.

Hiring on a Budget

The challenge that always comes with a tightened budget is how to get the work done—just because the money is not there does not mean the workload went away.  So, what is a legal team supposed to do?

At this point in the new year, corporate budgets have already been approved—including how much outside counsel spend is available. While the logical default to getting work done is to lean more heavily on law firm support, legal teams should consider using alternative legal service providers.

Alternative legal service providers often have a significantly lower price point than a law firm’s hourly rate. (Think up to 50% less per hour.) Consulting attorneys can come in and work as members of the legal department, addressing a range of matters based on the team’s needs. These lawyers handle all aspects of legal work, including research and review, and can also be hired on a part-time or project basis depending on the volume of the workload. Interim talent is also hireable under

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Clients Look to ALSPs, Flexible Lawyering: ‘Traditional Service From Law Firms Doesn’t Cut It Anymore’

In the 16 years since he founded Lawyers on Demand, Simon Harper has seen several waves of change across the legal industry as general counsel have grown more comfortable working with alternative legal service providers. The past six months have represented the latest significant shift. 

On the heels of the pandemic, Harper said, “We’re seeing demand driven by something different. Legal teams are thinking more strategically about how they source what they’re doing, less about pure growth in head count and more about how to efficiently get their legal work done.”

In-House Insights International LogoCoupled with the vanishing of secondments, a rise in the quality of attorneys available through services such as Lawyers on Demand and a need for increased adaptability inside legal departments, the result is more work shifting from law firms to alternative providers, according to general counsel and industry observers.

For William Bowes, general counsel of Condé Nast, the rise in flexible lawyering has been driven in recent years by the growing need for flexibility elsewhere within a legal department. In-house attorneys are being asked to quickly learn and apply new skills, respond to rapidly changing regulations and adapt to flexible working conditions.

“Because we need to operate in a quicker way—a different way—the demands on us are evolving rapidly and the traditional service you’d get from a law firm just doesn’t cut it anymore,” Bowes said. “The traditional service providers are thinking in traditional ways, and they’re always inevitably behind the way that people in-house are being asked to work.”

That makes it all the more valuable to have access to people thinking in new ways about legal service delivery, automation and cost models, he said. When he began working with Lawyers on Demand about a decade ago, Bowes wanted an ALSP to allow him to escape from

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The Medlin Law Firm Reveals A United And Dedicated Team With New Firm Photos

The Medlin Law Firm attorneys and staff pose for new firm photos this year. The latest images unveil the firm’s growing family of dedicated staff and lawyers.

The Medlin Law Firm, a criminal defense and immigration firm in Texas, poses for new firm photos this month. The images, which are featured on the firm’s website and social media profiles, show the diverse team of attorneys and staff dedicated to providing legal assistance to people in need.

It’s all smiles for the Medlin team as they welcome new lawyers and staff who are more than ready to assist with client concerns. The addition to the continuously growing family at The Medlin Law Firm showcases the firm’s dedication to improving its services and capabilities to provide assistance to clients.

Though initially focused on criminal defense, The Medlin Law Firm now has dedicated attorneys handling immigration cases.

The firm’s experienced lawyers are committed to achieving a high level of favorable results for clients. They hold true to the firm’s values of transparency, empathy, and providing the most suitable solution for people. Whether clients need help with permanent residency, U.S. citizenship, or asylum, they can seek legal counsel from attorneys at The Medlin Law Firm.

The Medlin Law Firm understands that every client faces a unique situation. By expanding its practice to immigration, the firm can now serve more people who are dealing with their own individual needs. Experienced immigration attorneys are there to ensure that they can stay in the United States lawfully and with minimal risk.

Immigration can be a complex matter for many people. It’s a sound idea to consult with an experienced immigration attorney when getting a green card, citizenship, asylum, or deportation appeal. With The Medlin Law Firm’s

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Revolutionary Immigration Online Tool“CONOCER” Reveals Who Can Obtain Residency In The U.S.

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Los Angeles, CA – Today, the Immigration Law firm Mi Sueno Americano (My American Dream) has released a revolutionary online tool, CONOCER, that can quickly determine if someone has a possible route to residency in the United States.
The results can lead to a free immigration consultation with a los angeles immigration lawyer .

The free online tool, CONOCER, can be found on the landing page for It guides users through questions that can lead a potential immigrant to US residency.
If a likely route to residency is uncovered users are given an opportunity to set up a free Zoom video conference with a licensed immigration lawyer in los angeles to verify that a route to residency is possible.
This online tool and Zoom meetings are available in Spanish or English.

There are over 10 million immigrants in the United States without legal status.
The owner of Mi
Sueno Americano, Alma Mills, Esq. stated“There are probably hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States and have a route to residency but just don’t know it.
The CONOCER software will let potential immigrants know in as little as 30 seconds if they have a possible route to residency.”

About Mi Sueno Americano:

Sueno Americano is a completely bilingual law firm that is committed to helping good people obtain US residency and financial success in the United States. we have a spanish-speaking lawyer who cannot only help you get residency in the us but can provide you with guidance in starting a business and buying property regardless of immigration status .

Alma Mills, Esq.

Sueno Americano- Immigration Law

4550 Wilshire Blvd. #100

Los Angeles, CA 90010


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Utah’s Original Car Accident Lawyer, Robert J. DeBry & Associates, offers personal injury legal services to car accident victims

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Apr 28, 2023 (AB Digital via COMTEX) —

Robert J. DeBry & Associates is pleased to offer their services to individuals who have suffered from personal injury in car accidents. The law firm has helped thousands get the compensation they deserve. With their experienced team of lawyers, they will handle all the legal work involved in personal injury claims, and clients only pay when the law firm wins their case.

They are committed to providing honest advice and obtaining fair client compensation. Their top car accident lawyers are among the best in Utah and have a track record of success with over 500 5-star ratings on Google. Clients can call the law firm for a free consultation and receive a prompt response on whether they have a case and what they can expect.

The law firm has a step-by-step process to help clients with personal injury claims. First, they will investigate the motor vehicle accident by collecting relevant information, analyzing the scene, and reviewing police reports and medical records. Second, they will negotiate with insurance companies to ensure fair compensation for their clients. Finally, they will handle all legal paperwork to relieve their clients of the burden of the legal process.

“ Jared Casper is a great attorney; his paralegal doug has been amazing. They worked very hard to get me the best settlement for my case. I would highly recommend,” – Nicole.

Robert J. DeBry & Associates offer their services to clients in different locations across Utah, including Salt Lake City, South Valley, St. George, Layton, Provo, and Ogden. Clients with property damage can also visit the law firm’s property damage guide for assistance.

Individuals who have suffered a personal injury due to a

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The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey, P.C. offers Legal Help In Cases Related to Medical Malpractice

The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey, P.C. offers experienced legal services in Virginia. It was founded in 2007 by Jeffrey Downey, an attorney with over 30 years of litigation experience.  The law firm has a track record of obtaining favorable verdicts and settlements with a strong emphasis on client service. Review the firm’s case results for more information. Link: (

The firm handles a limited number of cases at any given time to give the client’s case the attention is deserves. . That is why, the law firm can provide clients with the personal attention they deserve. The firm handles cases in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.

Speaking about the firm’s consultation services, the company’s spokesperson said, “We offer a free initial consultation in our offices.  If we don’t win your case, we do not collect attorney’s fees”

Hire a Vienna personal injury lawyer from The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey, P.C. The firm is committed to assisting families and individuals who have been involved in various types of accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, airplane accidents, and many more. They have ample experience in the field. Mr. Downey started out as an insurance defense lawyer and now uses that experience to help his clients.

The law firm knows how insurers are likely to defend their position and how they can counter that for exceptional results. Thus, clients can be confident of getting outstanding legal services. See what the firm’s clients have to say about the law firm. Link (

Speaking about medical malpractice, the company’s spokesperson said, “Medical malpractice typically refers to negligence claims against hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers. In Washington, D.C., and Virginia, medical malpractice victims can file lawsuits against responsible parties to receive financial compensation for their lost

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New Jersey Injury Lawyers At Clark Law Firm PC Launch Jersey Justice Podcast: A Civil Law Podcast About Law & Policy

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Mark W. Morris, Esq.

New Jersey Injury Lawyers Gerald H. Clark and Mark W. Morris at Clark Law Firm PC Launch Jersey Justice Podcast: A Civil Law Podcast about Law and Policy

Our goal is to raise public awareness and offer a behind-the-scenes look at civil law matters and civil justice and help other attorneys better help their clients” – Gerald H. Clark, Esq.BELMAR, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, April 27, 2023/ / — Clark Law Firm PC, a well-respected personal injury and commercial contingency litigation law firm with locations in Monmouth, Bergen , and Essex Counties, are excited to announce the launch of their new podcast,“Jersey Justice: A Civil Law Podcast

The podcast delivers insightful and engaging discussions on a range of civil law and policy matters in New Jersey, including workplace and construction site injuries, automobile crashes, commercial litigation, and other related legal matters. Jersey Justice is designed to keep listeners informed and educated about the complexities of civil law and policy in America.

The Jersey Justice podcast is hosted by esteemed attorneys Gerald H. Clark and Mark W. Morris and delivers captivating and informative content through an interview-driven format, enriched with panel discussions that showcase the expertise of distinguished guest speakers from the legal field. The podcast is produced by Dimple Dang, Podcaster and Legal Marketing Expert.

About Gerald H. Clark, Esq.

Gerald H. Clark, Esq. is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney and holds a distinction shared by less than 3% of New Jersey attorneys.

Gerald H. Clark, an accomplished and influential attorney in New Jersey civil law, has made significant strides in the legal field and was a long-time member of the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice.

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Jonathan Rosenfeld’s journey in personal injury law

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Jonathan Rosenfeld is a leading Chicago personal injury attorney representing individuals and families during some of the darkest hours of their lives. He has dedicated his career to advocating for accident victims injured due to negligence of others. Even though he cannot undo the harm done to the victims, he believes fighting for their compensation enables them to take care of themselves and their families.

Rosenfeld’s journey as an attorney began when he enrolled at Chicago-Kent College of Law to pursue his passion for helping others. “Since my days as a clerk in law school, I have always been involved in different aspects of personal injury law and have never looked back,” he says. On most occasions, law school and work experiences prepare lawyers to ‘practice’ law, but a unique desire to help the injured transformed some lawyers into advocates of the voiceless in the community, and Rosenfeld is one of them. During his study, he worked at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where he honed his skills as a litigator.

After obtaining his law degree, Rosenfeld began working at a prominent personal injury law firm in Chicago. He developed a unique approach to client advocacy that prioritized open communication and collaboration between attorneys and clients. “When I became a personal injury lawyer, I made a vow to myself and every one of my future clients: I would never forget that every client and every case is unique and deserves to be handled with respect and attention to detail,” he shared.

In 1995, Rosenfeld founded a Chicago-based Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC, a team of top trial attorneys committed to providing the best representation of handling personal injury cases for individuals and families seriously injured or killed in accidents. “For nearly

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