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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

GOODELL DEVRIES PARTNER KELLY HUGHES IVERSON FEATURED IN WASHINGTON LAWYER ARTICLE
Article: “How Do You Feel About Your Career As A Woman In Law Compared To Previous Generations”
March 2017

"As a graduate of law school in the early ‘90s, I have had the good fortune to walk a trail that was blazed by many who came before me, but we are still a work in progress. When I began practicing, there was still discussion among the young lawyer ranks whether it would be acceptable for women to wear pants to work. That question has thankfully been put to rest. But even today, when I arrive at a deposition toting my trial briefcase and files, I will not uncommonly be assumed to be the court reporter. One of my male law partners totes the same trial briefcase as I, but he has never in 40 years of practice been asked if he is a reporter; he is always assumed to be a lawyer. Women must continue to push onward in leadership positions and to use those leadership positions to defy persistent stereotypes. Progress begins at home: our firm elected a woman as our managing partner more than a decade ago, and over 40 percent of our partners are women." See: http://washingtonlawyer.dcbar.org/march2017/#/0
 

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