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ABA kicks off initiative studying why women leave the profession

Tuesday, November 21, 2017  
Posted by: Joe Menden
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The ABA this month kicked off an initiative to study why women are leaving the profession mid-career with a summit at Harvard Law School.

The official launch of Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law, featured recorded opening remarks from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.,  in addition to group discussions and a viewing of the documentary film "Balancing the Scales."

“We know far too many women lawyers are leaving the profession every year from law school on,” said ABA President Hilarie Bass, who has made this issue one of the major focuses for her year in office. “What we have recently learned is that many of them are leaving in what should be the prime of their careers."