Equal Pay Day Highlights Women’s Wage Disparity

Pay inequality comes into a sharp focus today, the day now three months and nine days into 2013 when a woman will have earned as much as a man did in 2012. Writing about Equal Pay Day for the National Law Journal, ABA President Laurel Bellows says that women lawyers are not immune. Women equity partners in the nation’s top 200 largest firms earn 89 percent of what is earned by their male peers, and pay inequity is often a contributing factor to the disproportionately high rate of attrition of women from law firms.