Recession tips the balance against female lawyers
Let's not mince words - the recently-released survey from The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) tracking women at the 200 largest US law firms is a real downer. "I had hoped to see better numbers," says NAWL president Dorian Denburg. First, the familiar bad news: NAWL finds that women constitute only 15% of equity partners at leading US practices (it's been the same rate for the last five years) and are barely represented in the most influential committees at their firms. What's more, nearly half of the firms say that there's not a single woman among their top ten rainmakers.
Let’s not mince words – the recently-released survey from The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) tracking women at the 200 largest US law firms is a real downer.
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