THE LAW TIMES – Quiet sexism still persists in legal profession (Speaker’s Corner)

I have a trusted associate lawyer who has been with my firm for six years. She runs many of the client files on her own and is, in fact, the main point of contact for almost all of the personal injury files in my office.

Yet I cannot count the number of times in the last six years when clients, opposing male counsel and insurance adjusters have referred to her as my “assistant.” This, despite the fact they have been introduced to her as a lawyer and have her email or letters, which clearly indicate that she is a lawyer.

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