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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Gender Differences in the Legal Profession's Legal Blog Watch (May 22, 2008) reports
on several recent articles about gender differences in
the legal profession.

The blog post cites a recent article on
that "reports that male lawyers in the U.K. earn $38,000
-- or 32 percent -- more than female lawyers...[and]
U.K. female lawyers hold about 43 percent of practicing
certificates, but they hit a glass ceiling when it comes to
higher paying partnerships."

The review also discusses an article in the Las Vegas Review Journal
on lawyers' perception of male and female judges' courteousness.
"In a survey of 378 lawyers conducted by the Review-Journal,
male judges in Clark County, Nev., outscored female judges on
courtesy. In fact, even the highest-ranked female judge still had
lower courtesy scores than all but two men."