Monthly Archives: July 2013

Are Women Lawyers More Successful

Nobody wants to talk about it. At least not in the open.

But the question is being asked. Are women lawyers more successful because of people skills that are simply better than their male counter-parts?

So we aren’t talking about hiring in order to meet some “social demanded” quota. There’s a thought that women lawyers are being hired simply because many can outperform men.

A recent article published in the American Bar Journal puts a finer point on it.

Quoting Susan Hackett, former general counsel of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Journal writes “”Companies have tended to reward the kinds of skills that women in general are known for bringing—the ability to accommodate and collaborate, the ability to lead teams, the ability to look for different kinds of solutions.”

Certainly, in areas where conflict resolution short of bring out bazookas is require, many will say women have better skills as a general principle. However one wonders is that enough to overcome years of a male dominate profession where senior partners refer to other male senior partners.

The National Association of Women Lawyers is an association for women lawyers whose goal is to speak out on issues that affect women and women lawyers.

Query: Is it possible women just often have better leadership skills, not just better “people skills”?

The jury is still out on this one.

Why You Should I Hire a Woman Lawyer

Women Lawyer Office

Hire a woman lawyer, because she’s a woman? “Don’t be sexist.”

Yes, the conversation was going to take another turn.

In a bar in downtown Nashville, Cindy and Devon had been talking about the disintegration of Cindy’s marriage. Sure, she knew they had problems, but were they that serious?

She found out how serious the problems were when she came home from work and found the divorce papers laying on the kitchen table.

So it was real. At least it seemed real. Now he decision is “How do I protect myself?”

Devon claims that a female lawyer will see things from a woman’s perspective. She’s convinced that this is something no man can do. Is she right?

So for now we’ll stop right here. I’ve not given you an answer, only raised the question.

It’s an important question. Don’t be bashful about answering it when the time (unfortunately) comes.