Succeeding in a Male-Dominant Legal Field

October 23, 2019 at 11:35am
Nancy Yaffe
The Women, Diversity & Change Summit
Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

For many women and minorities in the legal field, tradition and culture often mean that they are the only woman or minority in the room or office. This can create many challenges, including underestimation, intimidation, stereotyping, and even condescension. Their opinion may be overlooked when discussing a case, they may be underpaid compared to equally qualified male/Caucasian lawyers, and their additional responsibilities to their family or community may go unrecognized.

This panel offers a micro-study for female and minority lawyers by offering insight into how to effectively self-advocate and create change in what has traditionally been a white male-dominated environment.