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“When There are Nine” Gender Bias in the Legal Profession

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Kansas - Ethics & Professionalism

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Elimination of Bias |  Legal Ethics
Philip Bogdanoff, Esq.
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59 Minutes
Access for 60 day(s) after program date.



When the late Justice Ginsburg was asked when will we have enough woman on the United State Supreme Court, she famously said, “When there are nine.” In 1981, when I started practicing law as an Assistant Summit County prosecutor in Akron, Ohio every one of our seven Common Pleas judges was male.  In 2020, every one of these judges is female.  Because of this change, does this lead to the conclusion that sexual bias in the legal profession is gone, a relic of the past?  Unfortunately, sexual bias is still alive and well in the legal profession. In a 2018 American Bar Association survey of 3000 professionals in the legal profession, 68% of female respondents indicated that they had been the victim of sexual bias or sexual misconduct.   According to the National Association of Women Judges, approximately one third of judges nationwide are female although over half the attorneys are female. Today, women still make up only 27 percent of all federal judges. Currently, there are only a handful of female managing partners in the larger law firms.  In this presentation, attendees will learn about sexual bias in the legal profession, why attorneys are hesitant to report this bias and how Summit County Ohio overcame that bias to elect an all-female bench.



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Philip Bogdanoff is a nationally recognized continuing legal education speaker on the topics of ethics, professionalism, and other related topics. Previously, as an attorney, he served as assistant prosecutor in the Summit County, Ohio Prosecutor’s Office for more than 25 years, beginning in 1981. Mr. Bogdanoff argued cases before the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals and twenty cases before the Ohio Supreme Court including six death penalty cases - before retiring as a senior assistant prosecutor. 
He is the author of numerous articles on ethics, professionalism and other related legal topics and has taught the members of numerous organizations including the National Association of Legal Administrators, as well as numerous state and local Bar associations, Prosecuting Attorney's Associations, and law firms. More information about Mr. Bogdanoff is available on his Web site at



Wed, Jun 30, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:59pm CDT



Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 81


Luke R - Portland, Maine

"Report any sexual harrasment to authorities."

Vicki G - PORTLAND, Maine

"Continue to mentor young women "

Mary Lou C - Bath, Maine

"This raised my awareness of continued gender bias in my profession"

Seth R - portland, Maine

"I will continue to educate myself and to look for opportunities to stand up for woman and mentor woman in the profession"

Lane W - Lawrence, Kansas

"Seek to be as diverse as possible in staff."

Douglas H - Bristol, Maine

"I'll be more aware of gender bias"

J. David D - Scarborough, Maine

"Keeping aware of my personal bias in dealing with gender issues."

Roma D - Portland, Maine

"Staying aware of the implicit and explicit biases. "

Sean A - Winter Park, Florida

"I have two daughters and completely agree with everything that was in the presentation. I tried to use these strategies in every aspect of my life."

Alexander M - Kennebunk, Maine

"Consider opportunities to mentor women"

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