Succeeding in a Male-Dominant Legal Field
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.