Women still have a mountain to climb when it comes to gender equality in law firms, especially when it comes to making equity partner, according to a new survey released Wednesday by the National Association of Women Lawyers.

In its 2018 Survey on the Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms, NAWL found that women’s path among Am Law 200 firms to equity partnership is bleak. Over the last 12 years that NAWL has conducted the survey, the number of female equity partners has increased only 5 percent, from 15 percent in 2006, to 20 percent today.

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