Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The Allegheny County Bar Association announced today the formation of the Institute of Gender Equality. The program comes as a result of a 2005 report on gender equality in the legal profession in the county that showed no improvement since 1990. The Institute will hold classes for legal employers and Duquesne University and University of Pittsburgh law students. President of the Allegheny County Bar Association Ken Gormley says that he hopes the institute will narrow the gap between men and women in the legal field, develop a list of "Best Practices" to continue to promote gender equality, and boost Allegheny County as the national frontrunner when it comes to tackling the issue. The Institute is set to begin classes in the first quarter of 2009. All members of the bar association are invited to attend.