September 2017 Bar Bulletin
By Judge Laura Inveen
Lawyers in the courtroom should reflect the demographics of those in the community. But that doesn’t happen automatically. A concerted effort to cultivate the litigation practice of new lawyers will lead to a more diverse pool of litigators.
In an August 8 New York Times op-ed, former New York District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin wrote of a phenomenon she observed in motion practice. A motion would be argued by a senior partner in a large firm. The judge would pose a tough question. The partner, most frequently a man, would turn to the young...