Local Gender Bias & Gender Fairness Committees:
State & Local Committees:
"Taken as a whole [responses to a 2001 questionnaire] suggest that to those who spend their professional lives in New York's courts, change is visible everywhere but so is the persistence of troubling attitudes and harmful practices."
"This report sounds a consistent theme: impressive progress alongside persisting problems. . . Women in courthouses and the court system still find obstacles to the pursuit of their legal claims, careers and profession that men rarely confront."
Report of the Committee to Implement Recommendations of the Task Force on Women in the Courts:
This piece was originally published in the Fordham Law Journal as Report of the New York Task Force on Women in the Courts, 15 Fordham Urb. L.J. 11 (1986). A PDF of this report and other related articles may be found on the Fordham Urban Law Journal.
"Gender bias against women litigants, attorneys and court employees is a pervasive problem with grave consequences. Women are often denied equal justice, equal treatment and equal opportunity."
On the Bench: Judicial Responses to Gender Bias (March 1999)
Fair Speech: Gender Neutral Language in the Courts (March 2017)
Lawyer's Manual on Human Trafficking: Pursuing Justice for Victims, Edited by Jill Laurie Goodman and Dorchen A. Leidholdt (2013)
Lawyer's Manual on Domestic Violence: Representing the Victim, Edited by Mary Rothwell Davis, Dorchen A. Leidholdt, and Charlotte A. Watson (6th Edition - 2015)
Equal Justice - Newsletter of the NYS Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts
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