Balancing the Scales Screening: Documentary Of Women Attorneys & Equality

Sep 19, 2017

Based on interviews conducted over two decades, Balancing the Scales by Sharon Rowen is an insightful look at the story of women lawyers in America.  The interviewees include a broad array of lawyers and judges across five generations, including SGR’s former Georgia Supreme Court Justice Leah Ward Sears, along with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, and Roe v Wade attorney Margie Pitts Hames. They tell their own remarkable and often hilarious stories, from pioneers who paved the way to today’s law students, who don’t yet understand the difficulties they will face in the workplace. It explores how discrimination has shifted from overt to subtle, and why today’s women are leaving the profession in droves.  It highlights the deep cultural biases and the ingrained presumptions about both the work and the life parts of the work life balance equation.  Finally, the film explains why having women in top positions is good for both society and for firms’ bottom lines.

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Date & Time:
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:15 pm

Location:
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
1230 Peachtree Street
Promenade, Suite 3100

*Building and parking deck located on 15th Street. See driving directions.

RSVP by September 13th.