The playing field may not yet be level, but some law firms are getting more women into the game, according to the second annual “Best Law Firms for Women” list published Tuesday by Working Mother magazine. Leading off with the statistic that nearly four of five female associates leave their firms within the first five years, the list singles out 50 law firms that have made strides to curb attrition rates and keep women lawyers happy.
“We want to arm firms with information so they can start improving their retention and promotion of women,” says Deborah Epstein Henry, president of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, a consulting company she started after working as an associate at Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler in New York and Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in Philadelphia.
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