Core Values

Sorry! Not Sorry? A Colloquy

Eighth-year associate Amanda Bartlett and first-year associate Kate Saba recall an email exchange discussing the gender politics around women apologizing at work. Amanda Bartlett (Eighth-year associate, Litigation Department): Kate–Remember that time I laid into you about over-apologizing when you hadn’t done anything wrong, you pushed back, and we ended up with “Let’s write an article about …

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When Justice is Denied: The Impact of Legal Aid Cuts on Women in the UK

Imagine if, overnight, 17.5% of funding dedicated to legal aid disappeared, leaving considerable areas of law—such as welfare benefits, housing, immigration, private family and employment—with significantly diminished coverage. On April 1, 2013, the UK found itself in that very position when the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into effect, cutting …

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The Value of Sponsorship

Much can be said for the benefits of cultivating strong and supportive mentoring relationships. In recent years, mentoring has had to share the spotlight with another form of professional relationship: sponsorship. Admittedly, at the outset of my legal career, I was unaware of the distinction between a more traditional mentoring relationship and sponsorship. While I …

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Q&A with Kathryn Wagner of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Kathryn (Katie) Wagner is the Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), which provides legal and education services to the New York arts community. She is responsible for developing VLA’s legal services, education and advocacy programming and for facilitating pro bono legal representation for hundreds of artists and arts and cultural organizations in …

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