ABA Releases Road Map to Close Pay Gap

The pay gap between male and female partners at U.S. law firms is widening, according to a 2012 study conducted by Major, Lindsey & Africa and ALM Legal Intelligence, the Careerist reports. To combat the problem, the American Bar Association's Presidential Task Force on Gender Equity, along with its Commission on Women in the Profession, have released a report titled "Closing the Gap: A Road Map for Achieving Gender Pay Equity in Law Firm Partner Compensation." Tips include being transparent, jumping on the metrics bandwagon, creating a succession plan and diversifying your compensation committee.