“The law is an adversarial system. There are winners and losers. Of course, that means that the legal process can be extremely competitive. It has been my experience that in general, men are more competitive in the legal arena than women. Being a woman almost automatically relegates you to secondary status in a law firm or in the courtroom. Subconsciously, male judges and male attorneys think women lawyers are not as good as male lawyers. Of course, this is not always the dynamic, but unfortunately, it often is. Men talk more, are given more attention, and are given more deference in almost all parts of society. Significant research in many areas of life confirms this to be true.
So, what does this mean for women attorneys?”