Thursday, April 10, 2014

Judge reprimanded for sexist remarks

The ABA is reporting that a former New Hampshire judge has been reprimanded for comments he made at a meeting with public defenders.  Reportedly he said that the worsening public regard for the legal profession was due in part to the proliferation of women lawyers.   According to public defenders who were present at the meeting, the judge said the legal profession risks losing respect because so many more women are becoming lawyers, that doctors are not respected in Russia because medicine is a female-dominated profession and that the teaching profession has been harmed because females are choosing careers in law over education.  The ABA Journal has more details and links to more information on the story here.