A woman in the legal profession can be defined as a lawyer who deals with issues related to law and the administration of justice. The field of legal profession encompasses a wide range of subjects such as criminal law, corporate law, labour law, family law, property law and civil law. There are many other specialities also in the legal profession but these are the major fields where a woman can specialize in.
A woman lawyer has to have certain qualities which make her eligible for being a woman lawyer. One is that she should be strong intellectually as well as emotionally in order to confront cases of all types ranging from personal injury to corporate graft. Apart from this, she should also be committed to providing sound legal advice to her client. Still, it is a well-known fact that within law firms, women’s representation diminishes the higher you go in the hierarchy.
There are many women lawyers today. In fact, there are more female lawyers today than there were a few decades back. The increasing numbers of female lawyers are due to the conscious efforts of many women lawyers and organizations like “Feminists Against Sexual Harassment” for challenging the general social perception that women are incapable of handling tough legal jobs like representing themselves or other people.