MMLA recommends for your attention an upcoming virtual event to be hosted by the Social Law Library ( MMLA’s web-host). It is entitled “Balancing the Scales.” It is scheduled for March 23rd.
Based on interviews conducted over two decades, Balancing the Scales is an insightful look at the story of women lawyers in America. The interviewees include a broad array of lawyers and judges across five generations, including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, and Roe v. Wade attorney Margie Pitts Hames. Interviews also include state Supreme Court and Appellate Court justices, women equity partners, minority women, associates, and students. They tell their own remarkable and often hilarious stories, from pioneers who paved the way for today’s law students, who don’t yet understand the difficulties they will face in the workplace. It explores how discrimination has shifted from overt to subtle, and why women are leaving the profession in droves. It highlights the deep cultural biases and the ingrained presumptions about both the “work” and the “life” parts of the work-life balance. Finally, the film explains why the promotion of women to top positions is good for both society and firms’ bottom lines. Further details and registration information is available at Social Law Library’s website; but here is a direct download link to the SSL website: DOWNLOAD LINK.
Hon. Amy Blake, Massachusetts Appeals Court; Hon. Janine Rivers, Probate and Family Court; Lisa Cukier, Esq., Burns & Levinson, LLP; Lizette Pérez-Deisboeck, Esq., Battery-Ventures; Sharon Rowen, Esq., Rowen & Klonoski, P.C., Filmmaker (moderator)