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Female Judge Should Hear IUD Cases, JPML Told

Law360 (December 3, 2020, 8:44 PM EST) — An attorney representing a woman claiming that she was harmed by the ParaGard IUD made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. on Thursday told the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that cases over the birth control device should be sent to a federal judge in Atlanta in part because the judge is a woman and the litigation concerns women’s products.

Robert Hammers of Schneider Hammers, who represents Patricia Rodriguez and others, championed U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May during a Zoom hearing Thursday during which the panel considered whether to consolidate the cases and potential venues, should the cases be combined….

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Japan eyes post-marital title for female imperial family members

The Japanese government is considering giving a new honorific title to female imperial family members who lose their royal status after marriage to enable them to engage in public duties, government sources said Monday.

Concerns have grown that the number of imperial family members will shrink further down the road, leading to fewer members performing public duties.

Under the 1947 Imperial House Law, only males with patrilineal lineage can ascend the throne. Women who marry commoners must leave the imperial family.

The plan being floated to give the honorific “kojo” to married female imperial family members is also an alternative to allowing them to retain royal family status, in what could be a controversial change.

The creation of the new title is seen as easier to accept for conservatives who are against allowing women to take the throne or married female members staying in the imperial household.

The then Democratic

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Penn installs a 16-foot sculpture of a Black female figure at entrance to campus

The University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday installed a 16-foot, 5,900 pound bronze-cast sculpture of a Black female figure at its main entrance to campus.

Though in the planning for more than a year, its unveiling comes as the United States welcomes its first Black female vice president elect and as college campuses across the country hear calls to become more inclusive, as concern about racial injustice mounts.

“Its enthralling presence of Black beauty with artistic references to the African diaspora will draw the attention of everyone walking or driving past one of the most traveled corners in West Philadelphia,” Penn president Amy Gutmann said of the piece, titled “Brick House,” that was installed at the 34th and Walnut Streets gateway to the College Green. “And how perfectly fitting it is that we welcome Brick House to our campus at the same time as we redouble our collective efforts to

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Powerful Quotes To Remember First Female US Attorney General

Nov. 7 marks the fourth death anniversary of Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as the attorney general of the United States.

Reno held the post of an attorney in Florida for several years before being appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Bill Clinton in 1993. She went on to hold the job for eight years till 2001.

“When I was nominated, I was told that the White House had some people they wanted in position. I said, ‘Well, I’m not going to be able to live with that if I don’t particularly care for somebody or if I want somebody.’ They said, ‘We’ll work it out.’ And I’ve been entirely satisfied ever since. I’m not trying to do anything except give the President the best advice I can give him. So far, he’s been very receptive to it,” she had said in an interview with Time.

Reno died

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As a Black female law professor, I’m nurturing system that abandons me

The trope of the strong Black woman is not only false, it’s dangerous. Black women, more than anyone, need to practice self-care.

For almost eight years, I was a prosecutor in Baltimore. I worked with police, victims and witnesses to enforce a system of laws I believed protected people from violence. Or, provided justice and closure to victims and their families. Naively, I included myself, a Black woman, in the group of persons I believed the law protected.

I have always known, intellectually, that the American legal system was built upon the inhumane enslavement of people of African descent, and that policing was the result of efforts to maintain chattel slavery.  But working through that history — from slavery to modern-day crime — involves dismantling entrenched narratives. For example, narratives asserting that our criminal justice system now works to protect all people, equally. In reality, the American legal system has

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Berry Appleman & Leiden is #1 Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys by Law360

DALLAS, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL) is once again the #1 Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys on Law360’s Glass Ceiling Report.

The influential annual ranking puts BAL at the top of all law firms of similar size in the country, leading its peers with 60.6% female attorneys and 42.9% female equity partners.

“We are proud not only to be #1 this year, but that year after year we have been among the best law firms for women,” said Frieda Garcia, a BAL Partner. “We are leaders in gender equity and cultivating the next generation of women in the legal field.”

Last year, BAL landed the #1 spot in its category as the Best Firm for Female Attorneys and was recognized as a Ceiling Smasher in 2018 for its percentage of female equity partners.

The 2020 report found that overall, the legal

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How female lawyers are redefining success

“We’re all aware that this [period] might disproportionately impact women,” who continue to bear a greater responsibility for childcare and home. But that, too, is changing; King, like many lawyers, is married to another lawyer and “we really do share responsibility for our family. I see a real difference in this generation.”

Another difference from when King started practising law may be more of a willingness to discuss experiences as female lawyers, she says, where previously there may have been a greater concern about sounding like the squeaky wheel.

Clients are also expecting more diversity in their lawyers to reflect themselves, she notes, though she cautions law firms not to call on these lawyers to advance diversity in their firms without accounting for that time spent, since compensation at law firm is traditionally tied to billings. Individuals also need to do the work themselves — for example, in unconscious bias

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