LAS VEGAS, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — LAWCLERK, the leading online marketplace for freelance lawyers, today announced it is sponsoring a private screening of the film Balancing the Scales, a powerful new documentary about women lawyers in America, why their attempts to break the glass ceiling have failed, and what can be done to change the cultural attitudes which prevent women from balancing power at the top. Following the screening, movie goers are invited to attend a lively panel discussion moderated by filmmaker Sharon Rowen immediately followed by a cocktail reception at Primrose. To register for the event on Thursday, March 28 from 3:30-7:30pm at the Park MGM in Las Vegas, please visit.
“Balancing the Scales sheds much-needed light on the topic of gender diversity in the legal industry, an issue we hope to promote with the screening of this new documentary,” said Talitha Gray Kozlowski, co-founder and COO of LAWCLERK. The event is geared not just to women lawyers, but to all lawyers, law firm leaders and legal professionals interested in understanding the positive impact that diversity and inclusion can have on the bottom line.
Compared to other industries, legal falls short on equal rights. To measure attitudes on the topic, in January LAWCLERK conducted a spotlight survey at ABA TechShow with 165 legal practitioners across a variety of topics from technology to the adoption of alternative fee models. The survey found that 55% of respondents believe the legal industry is behind other industries in gender and racial diversity.
LAWCLERK provides the only ABA-compliant, nationwide marketplace where attorneys can hire a freelance lawyer to help with any written legal work they would otherwise delegate to an associate or paralegal. The technology is built to comply with each state’s ethical rules, and there are no sign-up fees or monthly fees – hiring attorneys simply post a project at the flat fee price they set. LAWCLERK provides the expertise of thousands of freelance lawyers skilled at performing a range of projects, from simple discovery responses to Supreme Court writ petitions. LAWCLERK was founded by three practicing lawyers and is privately held.