Oh, to be a television lawyer. You take a case on Monday and by Tuesday morning you are in court making a speech to the judge about what justice demands. Of course for real attorneys, a day actually in court is the exception not the rule. And if you happen to be a woman, your chances of making a court appearance drop precipitously.
This is the grim conclusion reached by Michael Sander, a former litigator, founder of Docket Alarm and now Director of Fastcase Analytics, after analyzing a large set of court dockets. While some firms did better than others, on the whole women were exceedingly underrepresented in court appearances by major firms.
Read more about Michael’s effort here.