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Best of Women Attorneys: How and Why to Celebrate Ladies in Law

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By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on March 03, 2016 12:00 PM

You don't need a special occasion to appreciate women in the law, though International Women's Day is just around the corner. And it's a great time to be a woman in the law, as more and more female lawyers are making their way towards the top of the profession, as equity partners, academics, and even Supreme Court justices.

In that spirit, here are FindLaw's seven best posts on how and why to celebrate -- and hire, support, or promote -- women attorneys.

1. Want More Profits? Try Putting Women in Leadership

If arguments about gender parity, diversity, and simple equality don't convince you to embrace female leaders, here's another: companies with more women in power out perform their male-dominated peers.

2. More and More Women Are Becoming BigLaw Equity Partners

Some firms have gotten the memo. While women still make up a minority of equity partners, a study from 2011 shows that the amount of women in the upper echelons of top firms is growing.

3. Hire a Mom (or Two): 5 Reasons Why Moms Make Great Attorneys

Speaking of hiring women, don't forget to hire moms. From leadership, to multitasking, to the ability to power through thankless tasks, mothers have skills that could benefit all firms.

4. Trailblazing Women Lawyers and Female Friendly Law Firms Honored

If you're looking to follow in the footsteps of great women lawyers and looking for the best firm to do it in, look no further.

5. What Legal Demographic Is Ruled by Women?

Decades after Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked by she had taken a man's seat at law school -- by the dean of Harvard Law -- men still dominate much of the legal career. But here's one section where women are fully in charge.

6. Marketing, Business Development, Rainmaking for Women Lawyers

Celebrate yourself by making it rain. Learn how to be a salesperson as well as a lawyer, turn contacts in to clients, and take advantage of network-building events.

7. Men Not as Ethical as Women, Lessons for Attorneys in Ethics

Women's commitment to ethics might make them better lawyers. Maybe that explains why so many sleaze balls end up in business school instead.

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