Balancing the Scales

Check your local PBS television listings.  Starting July 5 many public television stations will begin showing the documentary “Balancing the Scales,” a film by Georgia lawyer and filmmaker Sharon Rowen. American Public Media is distributing the film to affiliates in all the major markets, including New York, and stations will be allowed to air the film any time over the next two years.  Through interviews conducted over the past twenty-years, the documentary examines a wide range of topics from discrimination, persistent biases and work/life balance to what it takes to become a partner in today’s law firms.  The hour long film features U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred, State Supreme Court and Appellate Court Justices, female equity partners, women of color, as well as young associates and law students