The Florida Bar

Florida Bar Journal

Gender Bias


Gender bias is not limited to male judges and male attorneys making demeaning remarks or requests to female lawyers. During my 40 years-plus of  civil practice, countless female clients routinely confided in me that they would never retain a female lawyer for whatever reason. In a recent New York Times survey, 70 percent of female office workers preferred having a male boss instead of a female boss. Fifty percent of the male workers could work for a female or a male. Go figure.

David P. Carter, Seminole