Lawyers' rates in New York have climbed to $1,000 per hour. And some are even as high as $2,000.
''If you have an expert in a field,'' said Claude Stern, the chairman of the intellectual property group at Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart, Oliver & Hedges, ''and the expertise is hard to come by, it would stand to reason you can charge a great deal.''
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It is an unfortunate fact that women in the law earn less than men, on average. However, there are many more women involved in legal jobsthan there used to be. What are some of the obstacles that women entering the legal profession face? That’s the question we wanted to find out the answer to, so we reached out to lawyers and others involved in legal careers, both female and male, to get their opinions about what these obstacles are and how they are overcome. Although we live in modern times, discrimination is still evident in many professions, even if it may be unintentional in many cases. We hope you enjoy reading these insights as much as we did.