Women in the Practice of Law


Careers for Women in the Legal Profession

Juvenal L. Angel
New York: World Trade Academy Press, 1961

 

Verna E. Griffin
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1958

The government publication pictured above from the 1950's hints at inequitable work assignments for women lawyers. 

On page 15 of Employement Opportunities  for Women in Legal Work, you find the statement: "Women lawyers employed by law firms often have duties that include legal research rather than client contacts and trial work in court."

In her concluding paragraph, the author advises that any woman considering a career in the legal profession will need to have a "pioneering spirit, thorough preparation, special ability, and determination." We've come a long way since the 1950's.

Lent by the Diamond Law Library, Columbia University Law School

 

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