The theme of the January 2011 issue of Law Practice Today is "Glass Ceiling or Hot Air?" - addressing the status of women in the profession today. Is there a 'glass ceiling?" Are women lawyers being given the same opportunities as men? How can women lawyers advance their careers?
Law Practice Today is the webzine produced by the Law Practice Management (LPM) Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and it's one of my favorite resources for practice management, technology, marketing and finance ideas and advice for lawyers.
Here are some of the highlights from this month's issue:
Dealing With Obstacles That Women Face Along the Career Path, edited by John D. Bowers is a compilation of responses from women members of the ABA LPM Section who were asked for advice on suggested approaches to surmount barriers women may face when it comes to career advancement.
In Women Say They’re Still Banging Their Heads on the Legal Industry Glass Ceiling , Nick Gaffney provides another perspective, revealing that, at least according to a national survey of women lawyers by the ABA Law Practice Management Section, the legal profession is still struggling to address its gender inequity problem.
Read Jamie Spannhake's review of Women on Top – The Woman’s Guide to Leadership and Power in Law Firms, by Ida Abbott.
Want to own your own firm? Lisa Harris Jones gives six tips on how to do just that in Making Your Dream a Reality: Tips for Owning Your Own Firm.
Law Practice Today's core articles include a management article on outsourcing support services by Channing Migner and Rodney Dowell entitled Outsourcing Support Services Domestically and Globally, and Ed Poll shows lawyers why an investment in technology may be well worth the up front costs in his article Technology Investment - Any Happy Returns?
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