Social Media for Women Lawyers: Social media plays to women lawyers' strengths...so why aren't more women playing with it?

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In November 2009, the National Association of Women Lawyers issued its fifth annual report, showing among other things, a widening compensation gap between male and female partners and a disproportionate termination of women lawyers versus men in the downward economy. Sounds depressing, no? In spite of these glum figures, we remain confident that women lawyers will advance in future years, largely due to the power of social media. In this article, we describe how social media plays to women's strengths, is compatible with work life balance and can give women the opportunity to find mentors in the legal and business world beyond the confines of their law firm

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