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Third of Female Lawyers Have Been Sexually Harassed, Report Finds

  • Survey of 6,980 attorneys in 135 countries finds it’s ‘common’
  • Law firms risk ‘hypocrisy’ when advising on harassment cases
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One in three female attorneys has been sexually harassed at work, and half have been bullied, according to a global survey that brings law firms into a #MeToo movement that started in Hollywood and has engulfed much of the corporate world.

The International Bar Association survey -- based on the online responses of 6,980 attorneys from 135 countries -- found sexual harassment in the industry is “common” and bullying is “rife.”