"My clients have had male colleagues expose themselves in conference rooms, grope them in limousines after a hard day in the office, and threaten them that if they would not have sex in the bathroom at a retreat, they would not be promoted to lead counsel in a litigation.
These women need protection, and they need a remedy. Firms don’t want to punish their partners, and judges often are reluctant to police their own. So in the end there is no justice for victims of discrimination."
— Wendi S. Lazar, a member of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, addressing the ABA House of Delegates before a new professional conduct rule addressing the prohibition of attorneys discriminating against or harassing their colleagues in the practice of law was passed.
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