The National Law Journal Features Panel On Women Supreme Court Advocates with Partner Sarah Harris

October 2019

On October 2, 2019, Supreme Court & Appellate partner Sarah Harris was featured in The National Law Journal discussing the low numbers of female lawyers who argue before the U.S. Supreme Court.  The article, titled “At the Supreme Court, Where Are the Women Advocates?,” reports on a recent Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia panel where appellate advocates, including Sarah, addressed the issue.  

In the last Supreme Court term, only 31 of 184 appearances were made by women, and Sarah noted that “the numbers are even worse for female lawyers in private practice.”  The National Law Journal noted that, at the conclusion of the panel discussion, Sarah “struck a positive note for the future, with more women leading or joining appellate practices. ‘The statistics are both sobering, but I still feel a sense of excitement about the profession and the possibility of women succeeding in it.’”

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