Avenger of the Week | Judge Jack B. Weinstein

Jack B. Weinstein

The honorable Jack B. Weinstein, United States federal judge in the Eastern District of New York, is 96 years old, still maintains a full docket, and is shedding light on the lack of gender equality in courtrooms. Last month, “following the lead of a handful of other federal judges, Judge Weinstein issued a court rule urging a more visible and substantive role for young female lawyers working on cases he is hearing.” He recognized that “the lack of female lawyers in leading roles at trials and other court proceedings” is a growing concern, so he made sure to file an official “guidance” rather than just encourage the change informally.

Read the full New York Times article here.

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