A first-of-its-kind empirical study about the significant disparities between women and men as lead trial counsel in civil and criminal litigation has been written by Stephanie A. Scharf, partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC, and Roberta D. Liebenberg, senior partner at Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.  The study was conducted under the auspices  of the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession and the American Bar Foundation. The study report, “First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table”, is posted at the home page of theCommission on Women website.


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