American Judges Association


Date of this Version



Court Review, Volume 54, Issue 4 (2018)


Copyright American Judges Association. Used by permission.


As the last 18 months have demonstrated, there is virtually no American workplace where female employees can rest assured that they can focus their energy on work without fear that they could be sexually harassed.1 There is no industry or profession that “knows better,” even though there are a number of industries and professions that plainly should know better.

We have seen public reports of alleged sexual harassment involving members of the media (by some of the same individuals who break news about this very topic 2), members of Congress (by individuals tasked with enacting legislative protections from harassment 3), members of the legal profession (by partners at firms that specialize in harassment investigations and defense 4), and countless other professions. The judiciary, unfortunately, is no different