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Responses sought in attorney gender bias survey

Thursday, August 10, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Zach Zuber
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Last spring, the ISBA’s Federal Practice Committee sponsored “Gender Matters: Confronting Bias and Unprofessional Conduct Towards Attorneys,” a seminar that brought together lawyers and judges to engage in substantial conversations about the fact of continuing gender bias in the legal profession. At this year’s Federal Practice Seminar the Federal Practice Committee is putting together a follow-up panel to address the issues raised in the spring seminar, for a wider audience. In an effort to gain a better view of what is going on in Iowa, the panel members have created an online, anonymous survey for ISBA members on gender bias.

Even if you have not personally experienced an instance of bias, please include any stories you have heard from a close friend or relative. Also, be sure to include whether you or someone you know has changed jobs due to gender bias. Here is the link to the survey: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N89JJ38

This information will remain completely anonymous and will only be used to assist in the committee’s preparation for the December meeting. Please respond to the survey before Thursday, Aug. 17.

From the Iowa Lawyer Weekly